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 in 2024...

The Night-Time 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.


CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular 

This summer, a dazzling new show is lighting up the Florida sky! Head to Universal Studios Florida to experience this night time spectacle and be swept away by the movie magic. This cinematic masterpiece features choreographed drones dancing in sync with iconic movie soundtracks, accompanied by extravagant fountains that project your favourite movie moments. 

To feel fully immersed in classics such as Jaws, E.T. and Back to the Future, make sure to visit on one of the select dates it runs until August 25th.


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. 


Hogwarts™ Always

Large brown castle sat on top of rocks with many towers. It is night time and there are fireworks shooting out behind the castle of different colours, red, yellow, blue and green to match the house colours. There are also projections on the castle with it lit up yellow and a large shield with four different animals on it.

Another show which debuted this years is "Hogwarts™ Always". This immersive experience places you at the centre of the action, taking you on a magical journey through a school year a Hogwarts. Watch as different houses battle it out to the iconic soundtrack of Harry Potter, and have your wands ready!

This spellbinding show will run on select nights through August 25th, 2024 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™. 


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! 


Universal's Superstar Parade 

Dance the day away with some of your favourite TV characters! Spot Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora and Diego. Join a villainous party with Gru, Agnes, Margo, Edith and the Minions from Illumination's Despicable Me. Even snap a photo as your favourite furry friends from the Secret Life of Pets zoom through the streets. Universal Orlando comes alive with elaborately themed floats, energetic street performers and spectacular music!


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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