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Universal Orlando Announces Sizzling Summer Additions

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Universal Orlando today announced new entertainment experiences, like a new parade and nighttime lagoon show, a new Harry Potter projection show, and the opening date for DreamWorks Land.

DreamWorks Land – Opens June 14, 2024

Play with your favorite DreamWorks characters in themed mini-lands at DreamWorks Land in Universal Studios Florida, opening June 14, 2024. Splash with Shrek in an interactive water playground, train with Po at the interactive Po Live! show, board the caterpillar bus on the Trollercoaster, and dance with your favorite friends at the DreamWorks Imagination Celebration show. All this play can make a kid hungry, thankfully Universal added two new snack stands to the land – one in Shrek offering food fit for an ogre (or human) and an ice cream stand themed to a giant boombox near the Trollercoaster.

Stay tuned to TouringPlans Blog for the latest information and touring advice for DreamWorks Land when it opens on June 14, 2024.

CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular

Taking place on select nights on the Universal Studios Florida lagoon, CinceSenational is a new lagoon show starring iconic film scores using fireworks, lights, fountains, projections, and 600 glowing drones. Yes, CineSational is the first Orlando theme park to use drones in a nighttime show.

Set to a brand new orchestral soundtrack, this show highlights the incredible music and moments from iconic movies like Harry Potter, 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, and King Kong.

CineSentation starts performances on June 14, 2024.

Hogwarts Always

Relive a year of magic and friendship at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with a brand new nighttime show – Hogwarts Always. Taking place on select nights in Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure, the show uses fireworks and projection mapping on Hogwarts castle that brings the school to life. There will be four unique endings to the show, each highlighting a separate Hogwarts house, so make sure to see it multiple times to see all the endings.

Hogwarts Always begins performances on June 14, 2024.

Universal’s Mega Movie Parade

Debuting July 3, 2024, the new Universal Mega Movie Parade is a brand new daytime parade featuring the biggest movies: E.T., Jurassic Park, Trolls, Ghostbusters, Minions, and more. Guests should expect to see the iconic Ecto-1 in the parade as it chased a 16-foot Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, a full marching band to celebrate July 4th at Amity Beach, and even an epic ending featuring dinosaurs.

Stay tuned to the TouringPlans Blog for more information on all these new additions in the future.

Excited for the new nighttime shows or parade? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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Joseph Matt

Joe covers theme parks through the lens of his quality engineering day job. He has over five years of writing experience at Touring Plans and has gone on dozens of trips to Orlando over his life. When not at amusement parks you can find Joe at breweries, enjoying live theater, playing video games, and cooking.

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