Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration Show Officially Open at Universal Studios Florida

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Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration, the new nighttime lagoon show at Universal Studios Florida, is now officially open. The show takes place in the center lagoon on select nights. Show viewing areas can be found in the Central Park area between Mel’s Diner and Springfield USA. You can check the Universal Orlando app for showtimes.

The show features full panoramic water screens, pyrotechnics, projection mapping onto surrounding buildings, and more than 120 dancing fountains. The presentation is filled with fun moments inspired by characters seen throughout Universal Orlando including the Minions, Harry Potter, Jurassic World, ET, Trolls and more. See more details about the show below and stay tuned for more theme park news and updates coming soon!

Located in the heart of the lagoon, “Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration” brings thrilling and fun moments to life inspired by characters from popular Universal Orlando experiences and blockbuster films.

Witness moments from the Harry Potter series conjured to life by way of spells, ear-shattering roars from dinosaurs in Jurassic World, the adrenaline rush of speed from The Fast & the Furious, mischief by the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and so much more.

And, it’s all seamlessly projected on full panoramic water screens, accented by pyrotechnics and – for the first time ever – more than 120 dancing fountains with projection mapping. The entire waterfront of the Universal Studios lagoon and surrounding buildings transform into a vivid celebration of epic movie moments and beloved characters.

We’ve also built a permanent, dedicated viewing area for the show in the Central Park area of Universal Studios where you can watch the lagoon come to life. Get ready for an epic cinema under the stars during “Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration,” now showing on select nights.

The show will be playing each evening at 9:45 pm for the month of July. Showtimes subject to change, check the official mobile app the day of your visit to confirm.

You can see our previous construction updates for the new show here. For help booking your next trip to Universal Orlando request your free quote from Elizabeth at Destinations in Florida today! She’ll help you plan the perfect vacation with the best rates on ticket packages and on-site hotels, and her services are totally FREE to you.


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