Top 7 Unmissable Shows at Universal Orlando Resort

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Make sure to make time for these incredible shows at Universal Orlando Resort...

The Night-Time Lights at Hogwarts Castle


The nighttime lights at Hogwarts Castle


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, making this the best night time show at Universal Orlando Resort. 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 at Universal's Islands of Adventure, this show definitely tops our shortlist.

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

Although not strictly a show in the traditional sense, the Raptor Encounter at Universal Studios Florida 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


Celestina Warbeck


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 recognise 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, which is why we think this is hands down one of the best shows at Universal Orlando Resort.


Universal Orlando's Horror Make-Up Show

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 favourite films and Universal theme park shows at this wacky and comedic live show located in the Hollywood section of Universal Studios Florida.

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


Beat Builders

Featuring a group of four construction workers who are developing a new building in the New York area of Universal Studios Florida. 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 Florida. 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. 


Stunt actors climbing down from a rooftop in the Bourne Stuntacular


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

Enjoy the funky soulful sounds of The Blues Brothers Show at Universal Studios. Enigmatic frontmen 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!


All these shows are available with regular park admission - show times are available at the entrance of the park to help you plan your day. Book your Universal Orlando Resort tickets now!


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