Dubbed "Universe of Color" by the more sarcastic among us in the theme park fan community (hey, why is everyone looking at me now?), Universal's new show certainly fits the mold popularly established by the Disney California Adventure production. Water screens? Check. Pyro? Yup. Rousing, popular movie songs? Uh huh. Clips from beloved films? Gotcha. No over-arching theme or narration to distract us from those clips?
You've seen this show before, haven't you?
But you haven't. Because Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration is unmistakably a Universal production, featuring the park's best known IP. A split-second of Fiona displays the only princess you will see here.
Jurassic World kicks off the show, followed by Fast & Furious, then an old-school call back to E.T. before bringing us through DreamWorld Animation with Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, and Trolls. Then we're back to live-action hits with Transformers and Harry Potter, before the Minions make their first appearance. But that's just an appetizer setting up the menu for several Illumination properties, including The Secret Life of Pets and Sing. Finally, Gru and the Minions get their turn, bringing us home for the grand finale.
It's a 20-minute love letter to the stuff that elicits so much love from Universal's fans, from action to animation. What better way to wrap a day spent with these favorites than such a sweet wish farewell?
If you don't want to wait to see the show for the first time in person, or if you've already seen it and want to experience it again online, here's the full show video from tonight's performance.
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