Top 7 Unmissable Shows at Universal Orlando Resort

Top 7 Unmissable Shows at Universal Orlando Resort
Check show times when you arrive at the park so you never miss an epic show...
Make sure to make time for these incredible shows at Universal Orlando Resort...

Show times are available at the entrance of the park to help you plan your day.

Universal Orlando's Horror Make-Up Show

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.

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.

The Nighttime 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 nighttime lights projected right onto the castle itself. Taking place on select nights in the Hogsmeade area of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, this new show definitely tops our shortlist.

With a fantastical mix of light projections and music, the Nighttime 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. It’s one of the newer experiences at Universal Studios Florida so if you haven’t experienced it yet, prepare yourself to meet a real-life raptor (sort of!).

Under the watchful eye of a highly trained raptor supervisor, you’ll be lead 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…?

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. The incredible 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!

Blue Man Group

Over in Universal's CityWalk, The Blue Man Group show has been wowing crowds for more than 10 years. It’s hard to explain the concept of The Blue Man Group show without seeing it yourself but we will give it a go…

The Blue Man Group show is theatrical performance art involving bright colours which was originally conceived as an idea by 3 friends wanting to make street art which disturbed the status quo. Bald men, painted entirely in bright blue paint play makeshift instruments, put on epic light show performances and dance routines and interact with the audience. We told you it was hard to picture!

The shows, which have been around in some form since 1987, explore themes such as science and technology, information overload and information pollution, as well as being the ‘outsider’.   

Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration

Another exciting new nighttime show which has recently started at Universal Orlando Resort is the Cinematic Celebration, which takes place over the lake in the Universal Studios park. The show, as the title indicates, celebrates the success of some of Universal’s most exciting and iconic films.

Keep your eyes peeled for appearances from the loveable Minions, Jurassic World dinosaurs ,

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 and accompanied by waitress Mabel and her saxophone-playing partner Jazz.

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 (except for The Blue Man Group show) are available with regular park admission. To book your Universal Orlando Resort tickets, click here.  

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