New Nighttime Lagoon Show Construction Update at Universal Studios Florida

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Last fall Universal announced that a new nighttime lagoon show was in development for Universal Studios Florida. While very little has been revealed about the new show, (including a start date,) we can see that a lot of work is going into preparing the park for its arrival. Let’s take a quick stroll around the lagoon to see what’s happening!

The Central Park area has been completely dug up and and work is being done to create a much larger dedicated viewing area for the new show. The water level in the lagoon has been lowered a few feet while a gigantic underwater platform is being installed. Once complete, the water level will be raised again, hiding this massive platform. Many are speculating that the new show will feature water fountain effects similar to World of Color at Disney California Adventure.

We do not know much about the show, but Universal has said that it “will include new animation featuring characters from favorite Universal attractions, a new storyline, new music, lighting and special effects.” They also said that it will take the old show, Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular, “to an entirely new level.” Some of the rumors for the show include projection mapping on surrounding buildings, drones, and of course fireworks and pyrotechnics. See the full photo update below and stay tuned for more theme park news and updates coming soon!

Large underwater platform in middle of the lagoon

Workers preparing to add more to the growing platform

You can see how low the water level is based on the stains

Divers working on platform

Staging for materials on this dock

Connecting path from dock to platform

Adding more to the platform

Close up view of the platform pieces

Close view of an installed section

Full view as seen from Transformers

View from Battery Park


Central Park between Hollywood and KidZone is completely walled off currently

View of the park across from the NBC Media Center

View of walls as seen from edge of KidZone/Simpsons

View of the park work as seen from across the lagoon. Rumor has it this area being converted into permanent viewing area for the new show, that may even include bleachers

Much of the park has been cleared and lots of trees have been removed

Some trees and foliage have been preserved behind temporary fences

Original park signage remaining

Rocks along the waterfront are two different colors currently

Pipes for drainage ready to be installed in a very tore up park area

Wide view of the entire park under construction

One last look at the area. Cannot wait to see how this turns out!

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