Universal Orlando has previewed its brand-new nighttime entertainment for the first time. Last night (June 12) guests were able to catch a glimpse of Cinesational: A Symphonic Spectacular, held in the lagoon area of Universal Studios Florida.

Cinesational is one of three new shows coming to Universal Orlando this summer. It officially debuts on 14th June 2024.

Cinesational: A Symphonic Spectacular

The show will be one of Universal’s most impressive yet. It will focus on much-loved movie music and will feature pieces from the following franchises:

  • Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts
  • Jurassic World
  • Jaws 
  • Shrek
  • Universal Monsters
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Back to the Future
  • E.T.
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Minions
  • The Mummy
  • King Kong

Tech-wise, the show will contain 228 fountains soaring to 131 feet, plus 4K projection mapping over water (think World of Color), newly arranged scores, and more than 600 drones. In other words, this is a major new spectacular unlike anything we’ve ever seen, and a mighty response to the equally brilliant drone show at Disney Springs.

Can’t wait until June 14? Clips of the new show have been shared on social media – you can watch a sneak peek below.

As we mentioned, this is not the only new show landing at Universal Orlando this summer. Hogwarts Always, a reimagined Harry Potter Castle show, will also debut on June 14, while the brand-new Universal Mega Movie Parade will kick off on 3rd July.