CineSational: a Symphonic Spectacular – starting 14th June 2024

The waters of the lagoon will come to life with an exhilarating new show celebrating the emotional power of music in the iconic scores and scenes from blockbuster films that have inspired so many of Universal Orlando’s attractions, including Warner Bros. Pictures Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, Jurassic World, Jaws, Shrek, Ghostbusters, Trolls, Back to the Future, Universal Monsters, Transformers, How to Train Your Dragon, E.T., Fast and Furious, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Minions, The Mummy and King Kong.

Just as awe-inspiring will be an impressive collection of technologies and special effects that bring the show to life. The next-level presentation will feature 228 fountains that reach heights up to 131 feet, ultra-sharp 4K projection mapping, an original composition featuring newly arranged scores crafted to each scene, and – the tour de force – more than 600 drones, all coming together to envelop guests in a breathtaking display of unforgettable cinematic moments.

Universal Mega Movie Parade – starting 3rd July 2024

This new parade showcases some of the most beloved stories from Universal films as the likes of iconic movies E.T., Back to the Future, Jaws, Ghostbusters, Jurassic World, Illumination’s Minions and Sing and DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls and Kung Fu Panda will all leap off the screen and land on the streets of Universal Studios Florida.

The Universal Mega Movie Parade will be Universal’s biggest daytime parade to date and combine 13 all-new floats, nearly 100 performers – including dancers, skaters, stilt walkers, poi performers and more – and special effects to create “a jaw-dropping experience where guests can relive classic film moments in a whole new way.” Crowned by a 16foot Stay Puft Marshmallow Man atop the Ghostbusters float. In addition to the Marshmallow Man, other highlights will include the colorful Caterbus and giant rainbows on the vibrant Trolls float; a live marching drum line performing the iconic movie score of Jaws alongside a float themed to the film; and, in what promises to be an epic finale, a Gyrosphere, Raptors and the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex aboard the Jurassic World float. Movie fans are also invited to look out for additional details that nod to iconic elements from the films.

The Night-Time lights at Hogwarts Castle – Islands of Adventure

As darkness descends on the park, make sure you make your way to Hogwarts Castle for the beautiful night-time lights projected right onto the castle itself. Taking place on select nights at around 7:15 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. depending on the time of year, located in the Hogsmeade area of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

With a fantastical mix of light projections and music, the Night-Time Lights show celebrates the joys and differences of the four Hogwarts houses  – Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.

Raptor Encounter – Universal Studios

Although not strictly a show in the traditional sense, it is definitely a performance attraction that should be firmly on your bucket list.

A pack of carnivorous raptors call Universal’s Island of Adventure home, where you can meet and greet the dinosaurs whilst learning about their natural habitat. Under the watchful eye of a highly trained raptor supervisor, you’ll be led into their enclosure for the chance to take a once-in-a-lifetime photo with the not-so-friendly creature. I mean, what could go wrong…?

You can spot these raptors inside the park from 10 a.m. with short breaks occurring every 20 minutes.

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees in Diagon Alley – Universal Studios

Fans of Harry Potter will be blown away by the incredible Wizarding World of Harry Potter located in the Universal Orlando Resort theme parks. The selection of attractions, theming and world-class entertainment you’ll find in this part of the parks is second to none. Fans of the books will recognize Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees but now you can see her talents come to life in an exclusive Diagon Alley performance! If this piques your interest, you can walk towards the Carkitt Market in Universal Studios Florida park. This show really adds to the ambience and makes you feel fully immersed in the magic.

Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show – Universal Studios

Universal are offering you a sneak peak behind the scenes with this show, as you find out more about what goes into the crazy special effects and make up in some of your favorite films and Universal theme park shows at this wacky and comedic live show located in the Hollywood section.

Along with providing a fascinating insight into the making of these movies, this show is sure to keep you entertained with interactive demonstrations, recognizable props and iconic movie clips.

Beat Builders – Universal Studios

Featuring a group of four construction workers who are developing a new building in the New York area of Universal Studios. In the midst of their busy work schedule, they discover how to create captivating percussion music through the use of ordinary, everyday items found in their workplace. Through their rhythmic beats and dynamic choreography, the Beat Builders demonstrate creativity and skill while providing an engaging and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

The Bourne Stuntacular

If you would like extra thrills to fill your day, head to the Bourne Stuntacular at Universal Resort. This is a stunt show like you’ve never seen before, combining real-life stunts with film and 4D effects to create a cutting-edge spectacular that will have you on the edge of your seat. Throughout the show, you’ll follow Jason Bourne as he outruns his enemies, being chased on motorcycles, hanging from helicopters and clambering over rooftops.

The Bourne Stuntacular has 8 shows per day, with approximately one hour between each performance. This is one of the newer shows in Universal Orlando Resort, so if you haven’t seen it yet you’ll want to add it to you list of must-dos!

The Blues Brothers Show – Universal Studios

Enjoy the funky soulful sounds of The Blues Brothers Show. Enigmatic front men Jake and Elwood appear dressed to the nines in their trademark black suits, porkpie hats and sunglasses to perform several times a day, and with waitress Mabel and her saxophone-playing partner Jazz accompanying them.

In the show, which first debuted in 1991, the quartet perform epic rock and soul songs from the famous film of the same name. And, if you’re visiting during the Christmas season, you might even be in with a chance of seeing a special festive version!