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REVIEW: Fourth of July Celebration at Universal Orlando Resort Offers Tons of Entertainment, Character Dance Party, and High-Energy Pyrotechnics Display

Universal Orlando Resort celebrated the Fourth of July this year with a live band, DJ, character dance party, and various patriotic performers — plus, of course, fireworks. We were there to experience everything Universal had to offer and we enjoyed every minute of the night.

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As soon as we arrived in CityWalk, we found this lovely trio singing on the stage near the Legacy Store. Even if you weren’t going into the parks, there was still plenty of entertainment out in CityWalk.

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The celebration in the Universal Music Plaza began at 5:00 p.m. with the pyrotechnics display at 9.

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A live band and a DJ alternated sets out on the Music Plaza Stage throughout the night. They were excellent and we could see everyone was having a good time relaxing and enjoying the show.

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There’s nothing better than a confetti snow storm. We spotted some cannons by the tech booth, which are always a good sign!

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There were various performers dressed in red, white, and blue handing out beads. That was such a fun addition to the night’s events. Could throwing beads for 4th of July become a thing in the future? There’s a tree in CityWalk that’s looking pretty bare this time of year!

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There were even stiltwalkers dancing around and taking photos with guests.

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The crowds weren’t bad for a holiday event! There was plenty of room to lay out and listen to the music while waiting for the fireworks and tons of entertainment in the area. There were so many cute photo ops with the entertainment and their energy was contagious. Everyone was smiling and having a great time.

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Some classic Universal characters also came out to play. The dance party was amazing and there were so many different characters! Puss in Boots was pulling out all the dance moves.

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Gru and the girls were hanging out and meeting with guests.

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There were a few minions around the area dancing around with guests. They were very popular!

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King Julien, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Scooby Doo were some of the characters we saw. Team Members were all working very hard to make this an enjoyable event and we definitely had a ton of fun while waiting for the pyrotechnics display at the end of the night.

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This was such an enjoyable night in the park. Between the music, the characters, and the relaxed crowds, we really look forward to spending another 4th of July here in the future. The pyrotechnics display began at 9 PM and the DJ directed the crowd to turn around and look towards the sky.

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The showing was listed as a pyrotechnics display and not fireworks. The roof of Transformers is where the pyrotechnics were set off from. The high energy music and non-stop explosions of color were a great way to celebrate the night.

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Remember those confetti cannons we saw earlier? They did not disappoint! The finale was filled with a massive confetti storm and cheers from the crowd. You can watch the full pyrotechnics show below.

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Overall, we had an absolutely fantastic time celebrating the 4th of July at Universal Studios Florida and have nothing but positive things to say about it. The entertainment was great, the characters were awesome, and the fireworks and confetti at the end of the night were the perfect way to end our holiday celebration.

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