Universal Studios Florida lagoon fountains testing

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Universal Studios Florida Testing Lagoon Fountains for New Nighttime Spectacular

Shannen Ace

On Thursday morning, we caught Universal testing the new fountains in the lagoon of Universal Studios Florida for their upcoming nighttime spectacular.

Universal Studios Florida Nighttime Spectacular Fountain Testing

Watch our video of the fountains being tested in the embedded X post below.

Testing only lasted a few minutes before the fountains shut off again. They weren’t doing anything particularly spectacular during this test, just running.

Universal Studios Florida lagoon fountains testing

In March 2023, Universal Orlando Resort announced “Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration” had ended its run to make way for a new nighttime spectacular. That show was also performed in the lagoon, utilizing fireworks, water curtains with projections, projection mapping, and over 120 fountains. It premiered in 2018.

Universal Studios Florida lagoon with fountains

Universal Orlando Resort has not announced any details about the new nighttime spectacular since. There have been rumors it could use drones. In April 2023, construction was underway in the lagoon. After several months of quiet, we saw construction resume in September. It has continued since, with new projectors and fountains recently installed.

Universal Studios Florida fountains in lagoon

Universal has not announced when the nighttime spectacular will debut.

Are you excited for a new Universal Studios Florida nighttime spectacular? What do you hope to see in the show? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Shannen Ace

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