CineSational Coming to Universal Orlando Resort

CineSational Coming to Universal Orlando Resort

The drone rumors were true! Universal just announced that CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular is coming to Universal Studios Florida and will feature 600 drones! The nighttime show debuts over the lagoon on June 14, the same day DreamWorks Land opens.

CineSational logo. Copyright Universal.
Copyright Universal

CineSational will celebrate some epic movies, including:

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

About those drones. Universal promises that they’re not the only cool tech going into CineSational:

“Just as awe-inspiring as the moments featured during CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular are the impressive collection of technologies and special effects that bring the show to life. The next-level lagoon show will feature 228 fountains that reach heights up to 131 feet, incredible 4K projection mapping, an original composition featuring newly arranged scores meticulously crafted to each scene, and more than 600 drones – all coming together to envelop guests in a breathtaking display of unforgettable cinematic moments.”

I’m all for cool tech! But the highlight for me might be the score. Music is my life, and a composition that includes John Williams themes combined with John Powell’s Dragon scores, Michael Giacchino’s brilliant Jurassic World writing, and Alan Silvestri’s Back to the Future melodies has me excited.

CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular opens June 14, 2024, at Universal Studios Florida.

Josh is a web designer and developer who enjoys writing about all things Disney and Universal. In a previous life, he performed in big bands, orchestras, and everything in between as a professional trombonist.