First Look at Universal’s Cinematic Celebration – Epic Cinema Under the Stars
Universal Orlando is preparing to debut a new nighttime spectacular for its guests this summer. Though Universal has been extremely quiet on the public relations front about this new show, a leak from their own website has produced the name and some details that shed some light on what we might come to expect. The show’s name is “Universal’s Cinematic Celebration: Epic Cinema Under the Stars,” and it is to include the range of Universal intellectual property including Jurassic World, Fast & Furious and Minions. These characters and cinematic moments will be brought to life on an all new water stage in the Universal Studios Florida lagoon that includes dancing water fountains and water screens that lie just in front of Central Park at Universal Studios Florida. Very similarly to “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure, this show will have a dedicated tiered viewing space that is being built along the shores of the Central Park area. This marks a clear break from Universal’s other nighttime extravaganzas that have largely been built to be seen from the entirety of the Universal lagoon.
With the excitement for this nighttime show building as construction took place over the past few months at Universal Studios, we decided to share a few photos we took last week of the fountains and other effects so as to give you a sense for the scale and nature of this latest Universal project. We can’t wait to hear more details and of course enjoy this new show that hopefully provides Universal Studios Florida’s guests another reason to enjoy the park later into the evening.
The tiered standing room areas are progressing quickly.
Unlike Universal Studios Florida’s other nighttime shows this one will feature a distinct view and backdrop for its performances.
Looking across the way toward Central Park at Universal Studios Florida and you can get a sense of scale for the show.
You can see the stairwells for the tiered viewing area is well underway.
The stone facades for the tiered standing areas look quite nice even in their unfinished form.
It’s not the Central Park you remember but that might just be a good thing.
This should make for quite the sight in the evening hours.
A cool themed sign adorns the construction fencing at Universal Studios.
This isn’t quite the lagoon show you remember.
An announcement detailing this show should arrive relatively soon.
Construction progress at Central Park’s new viewing area.
Here is closer look at the rows of fountains with accompanying LED lights that make up a large portion of the effects for this show.
A closeup look at one of the Water Screen Nozzles.
Central Park at Universal Studios Florida has been under construction for the past few months.
A good overview shot of the fountains now installed at Universal Studios Florida’s lagoon.
A structure likely being added in support of the show.
The fountain for the show will just peak out of the water but they still do take away from the pristine lagoon view.
Dancing fountains, LED Lighting Mist Effects are all part of this show.
Work continues to build a tiered viewing area at Central Park.
A First Look at “Universal’s Cinematic Celebration – Epic Cinema Under the Stars” at Universal Studios Florida
Soon the evenings at Universal Studios Florida will take on new life with characters and cinematic moments from your favorite Universal films.
The Sun sets over Universal’s Cinematic Celebration.
Projection mapping might be featured on these buildings but that hasn’t been confirmed for this show by Universal just yet.
Coming later this summer to Universal Studios Florida.
You can see a an entrance gate into the tiered viewing area.
Still some work to be done before this show can debut later this summer.
It’s a changed landscape at Universal Studios Florida but whatever eyesore it is will be forgotten if this show can deliver a grand nighttime experience.