Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Independence Day with Its First-Ever July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
The Inaugural Salute to the Stars and Stripes is Included in the Price of Admission to Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal City, California, June 3, 2019 – Universal Studios Hollywood lights up the night sky with its first-ever July 4th fireworks celebration, inviting guests to enjoy a spectacular aerial display that will take place in multiple locations within the theme park. This exciting new addition is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.
As the spirit of Independence Day sweeps across the theme park, guests can toast the day by enjoying the theme park’s many popular rides and attractions, before the festive pyrotechnics extravaganza, synchronized to a score of Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites, begins at 9:30pm.
In addition to the fireworks display, guests can delight in the return of “Dark Arts at Hogwarts™ Castle” as it illuminates the evening sky with nightly shows featuring lights, music and special effects within “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.” The program runs from Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, August 11.
Sparks also will fly the moment guests step aboard the world-famous Studio Tour and take a wild ride on “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” or when they meet Stuart, Tim and Tom on “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and join Optimus Prime on a search for the All-Spark on “Transformers™: The Ride 3-D.” From “Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride” and “The Simpsons Ride” to “King Kong 360 3D,” “The Walking Dead” attraction and “WaterWorld,” electricity is in the air.
With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the new California Neighbor Pass invites guests to experience 175 days of fun for $149 when purchased online. VisitUniversalStudiosHollywood.com for more details. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
CELEBRATE JULY 4TH AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA WITH 3 DAYS OF FUN
It’s the Fourth of July and we’re celebrating with three days of star-spangled awesomeness. From July 4th–6th, Universal Studios Florida will feature special entertainment to celebrate Independence Day. The Music Plaza will feature award-winning DJ M-Squared spinning top hits along with a live performance by the high-energy band, Raydio. Make sure you have your camera ready—stilt walkers and your favorite Universal characters will be dancing right alongside you.
Hungry but don’t want to leave the action? We’ve got you covered. For this event only, you’ll be able to get food and beverages delivered straight to the Music Plaza from Universal Studios’ Classic Monster Cafe. Your favorite summertime cravings will be available including smoked ribs, brisket sandwiches, mac n’ cheese, peach cobbler, and more. Be sure to Download The Official Universal Orlando Resort Appbefore your visit.
The celebration doesn’t stop there. All of your favorite Universal Studios attractions will be open for you to enjoy (I’ll be on Men in Black: Alien Attack trying to max out my score.)
But no matter how much fun you’re having stuffing your face with mac n’ cheese or dancing your heart out with your favorite characters, Fourth of July really means one thing: pyrotechnics. Don’t worry about having to trek across the park to see the show—they’ll be right in the middle of the action. Well, not in the action—more like above it. Feast your eyes on a breathtaking pyrotechnics display with confetti cannons in the sky over the Music Plaza starting at 9 p.m., followed by Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration at 9:45 p.m in Central Park.
The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. at the Music Plaza and will continue until when the park closes at 10 p.m. Access to the celebration is included in admission to Universal Studios Florida or with a park-to-park ticket.
Music Plaza Events:
- Live Music featuring Raydio: 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.
- DJ M-Squared: 5:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9 p.m.
- Character Dance Party: 6:15 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- Pyrotechnic Display: 9 p.m.
Central Park Events:
- Cinematic Celebration: 9:45 p.m.
So put on your red, white and blues, and get ready for an action-packed celebration. Bring your appetite for food and fun—it’s all waiting for you at Universal’s independence day celebration.