Universal Studios Hollywood reopens the Waterworld live show

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Waterworld – A Live Sea War Spectacular Reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood reopened in mid-April, but some attractions have remained closed for the past month and a half. Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular has now reopened with a handful of performances each afternoon.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Waterworld cast is listed outside the theater entrance.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Plenty of guests were lining up to catch the stunt show’s first performance of the day.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Parties are physically distanced as they wait to enter the theater.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Remember, you may get wet!

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

While entering, you’ll get to see some detailed (and gruesome) set pieces.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Team Members directed guests into each section of the arena seating.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Seating is physically distanced using markers on the bleachers.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

The blue markers indicate where people should sit. They’re long enough for three or four people in a party to share one marker.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Each marker is about six feet apart.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Time for the show to begin!

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

And cue the explosions.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Thankfully these fires are planned, unlike the incident that happened recently in the park overnight.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Most performers are wearing face coverings throughout the show.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

World champion jet skiers take to the arena once more.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

An actor bravely zip-lines across two structures.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

The audience crowd overall was not bad, especially compared to normal times pre-Covid.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Actors perform a fight scene right in front of the audience.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

This actor chose the gondola to travel instead of the zip line.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Another actor is preparing for the finale scene.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

And here’s the big finish: a plane comes crashing into the arena.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

This is why the show reminds you about getting wet.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

A performer is in some trouble up above…

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

And down they go into the drink.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood
Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood reports that approximately 168,500 pyrotechnic effects are fired per year at WaterWorld, including giant fireballs rising 50 feet in the air.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Waving goodbye to another spectacular, action-packed performance.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Time to head back to dry land.

Waterworld reopens at Universal Studios Hollywood

On our way out, we stopped to take a look at one of the original film’s working models —the Mariner’s sailboat.

Check out our video of the full show below:

With Universal Studios Hollywood looking to hire over 2000 new team members this summer, we hope that more live shows will return.

Have you had the chance to ever catch this extremely popular live show at Universal Studios? Let us know in the comments.

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