Universal Orlando Unveils New Castle Show, Nighttime Lagoon Show & Parade This Summer

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Universal Orlando Resort is turning up the excitement this summer with the launch of three brand-new entertainment experiences that are sure to delight guests of all ages. Alongside the vibrant and family-friendly DreamWorks Land, visitors can now look forward to an incredible new parade, a dazzling castle show, and a spectacular nighttime lagoon show. Whether you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan, a fan of epic nighttime shows, or just looking for some magical fun, Universal Orlando has something special in store for you.

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“Hogwarts Always” Nighttime Show

Starting June 14, “Hogwarts Always” will light up the night in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. This new nighttime projection show at Hogwarts castle promises is visually stunning experience. You’ll get to relive iconic moments from the Harry Potter series, from receiving your Hogwarts acceptance letter and shopping in Diagon Alley to boarding the Hogwarts Express, attending a Quidditch match, and exploring the Forbidden Forest. The show culminates in a House Cup celebration with a different House winning each time. Senior Director of Entertainment Creative Development Mike Aiello describes it as “literally spellbinding” with its incredible level of production.

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Feel the Music: CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular


Also opening on June 14 is CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular, a new nighttime lagoon show at Universal Studios Florida. This dazzling show features more water fountains, special effects, and drones lighting up the sky. Mike Aiello explains that the show is an “emotional journey” that highlights the power of music in films. Expect to hear iconic soundtracks from movies like “Jurassic Park,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and “Harry Potter,” all woven together with stunning visuals and pyrotechnics. Whether it’s the chilling “duh-NUH” from “Jaws” or the magical score of “Harry Potter,” this show will transport you through the emotional landscapes of your favorite films.

Universal Mega Movie Parade

Launching on July 3, the Universal Mega Movie Parade will be Universal Orlando’s biggest daytime parade ever. Featuring 13 new floats and a massive collection of beloved characters, this parade will celebrate Universal’s theme park legacy with nods to classic attractions like “Jaws” and franchises like “Ghostbusters” and “Sing.” You’ll see Minions in bell-bottoms, glittery “Trolls,” and a jaw-dropping “Jurassic World” float. The parade promises music, vibrant costumes, and plenty of excitement for the whole family.

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Plan Your Epic Summer Visit

Universal Orlando Resort is pulling out all the stops to make this summer one to remember. With the new DreamWorks Land, the magical “Hogwarts Always” show, the emotional “CineSational” lagoon show, and the spectacular Universal Mega Movie Parade, there’s something for everyone. Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of the movies and make this summer the most epic summer ever!

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