As Universal Studios is gearing up for two of it's biggest new draws this summer, springtime guests are getting a sneak peak at what's to come. The new “Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories” show has been shown in the park in what appears to be its entirety several times already. Look around the lagoon for special sneak peak signs during your visit to see if there will be a show that night. These are unofficial and do not appear on the schedule.
This lagoon show has been compared to Disneyland's "World of Color" show. There are two structures set up on the lagoon and movie scenes are projected onto water curtains. The pre-show when the water first gets going is intriguing in its own right, with a series of stunning patterns as the water falls.
The show itself includes not only these water curtains, but fireworks, mist projections on the lake, and fountains, as well. The show is narrated by Morgan Freeman and includes scenes from hundreds of famous Universal Studios movies. There's plenty to see as the show lasts for about 30 minutes. Once you've taken it all in once, you may want to return again because there's sure to be something you've missed. It's impossible to catch all of the water features, fireworks, lights, and film at one time.
For an awesome way to cap off your night, plan dinner about an hour before the show, snag a spot near the lagoon 30 to 45 minutes prior to showtime, and catch this great new attraction just before you leave for the night. Signs are posted with warnings that you may get wet standing too close to the water, but this really only applies if the wind is blowing toward you. When it's at your back, you'll be safe from the spray.