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Universal Studios Unveils Potential Name for New Nighttime Spectacular!

Universal Studios has recently filed a trademark application that may have revealed the name for its upcoming nighttime show at Universal Studios Florida. The new filing, titled “CINESATIONAL: A Symphonic Spectacular,” hints at an immersive and cinematic experience that promises to dazzle guests with a symphony of sights and sounds. This comes close to the recent teaser announcement made for the upcoming Epic Universe!

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The Trademark Filing

On March 20, 2024, Universal City Studios LLC filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the mark “CINESATIONAL: A Symphonic Spectacular.” The application covers various goods and services related to entertainment, including:

  • Entertainment services in the nature of a dramatic television series.
  • Entertainment services in the nature of an animated television series; providing online non-downloadable video clips and other multimedia digital content containing audio, video, artwork, and text.
  • Organizing and conducting entertainment events in the nature of cultural and arts events, food festivals, food tastings, food tastings at catering and food truck events, and social entertainment events.
  • Entertainment services in the nature of conducting exhibitions and conventions concerning television and television shows.
  • Providing interactive, experiential, and immersive audience participation events and recreational activities for social entertainment purposes, such as drive-in and walk-through interactive special events in the field of motion pictures and television shows.
  • Restaurant services, including providing pizza, food, and beverages for consumption on or off the premises, as well as take-out and mobile food truck services

The broad range of goods and services covered in the trademark application suggests that Universal Studios may be planning a comprehensive and immersive experience that extends beyond just a nighttime show. First released by, “Alicia Stella” on X, the patent also includes a work mark for, “Universal Mega Movie Parade” along with a graphic!

Dissecting the Name

The name “CINESATIONAL: A Symphonic Spectacular” itself provides some clues about what guests can expect from the new attraction. The term “cinesational” is likely a portmanteau of “cinematic” and “sensational,” hinting at a visually stunning and captivating experience inspired by the world of cinema. The phrase “A Symphonic Spectacular” further reinforces the idea of a multisensory experience, with the word “symphonic” suggesting a harmonious blend of various elements, such as music, lights, projections, and special effects. The term “spectacular” implies a grand and awe-inspiring production that promises to leave a lasting impression on viewers.

Potential Features and Experiences

Based on the trademark filing and Universal Studios’ history of innovative and immersive attractions, we can speculate on some potential features and experiences that the new nighttime show may offer:

Projection Mapping and Water Screens

Universal Studios has previously utilized projection mapping and water screens in its nighttime shows, such as the now-retired “Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration.” The new show may incorporate these technologies on an even grander scale, projecting scenes and characters from popular movies onto the surrounding buildings and water screens in the lagoon area.

Universal Studios Globe with smoke

Drone Light Shows

In recent years, drone light shows have become increasingly popular in theme park entertainment. Universal Studios may leverage this technology to create mesmerizing aerial displays and formations, complementing the projections and other visual elements.

Interactive Elements

The trademark filing mentions “interactive, experiential, and immersive audience participation events and recreational activities.” This could indicate that the new show may incorporate interactive elements, allowing guests to become part of the experience through various means, such as mobile apps, augmented reality, or even physical interactions within designated areas.

Culinary Experiences

The inclusion of restaurant services and food-related events in the trademark filing suggests that the new nighttime spectacular may extend beyond just a show. Guests may have the opportunity to enjoy themed dining experiences, food festivals, or even mobile food trucks serving up delectable treats inspired by the show’s themes or featured movies.

Hogwarts Castle and grounds at night

Potential Tie-ins and Collaborations

Universal Studios is known for its partnerships with major entertainment companies and franchises, such as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The new nighttime show could potentially feature tie-ins or collaborations with popular movies, TV shows, or other intellectual properties. One possibility is the inclusion of characters, scenes, or music from the DreamWorks Animation universe, as Universal Studios is currently constructing a new DreamWorks-themed land at the park.

Guests may witness their favorite DreamWorks characters come to life in a spectacular display of animation and storytelling. Additionally, the show could incorporate elements from Universal’s own successful franchises, such as the Jurassic World series, the Fast and Furious movies, or even classic films like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.


Conclusion: A Cinematic Extravaganza Awaits

While the details of Universal Studios’ new nighttime spectacular remain shrouded in mystery, the recently filed trademark application provides tantalizing clues about what guests can expect. With the name “CINESATIONAL: A Symphonic Spectacular,” Universal Studios promises an immersive and multisensory experience that celebrates the magic of cinema.

From projection mapping and drone light shows to interactive elements and themed dining experiences, the new attraction aims to transport guests into the world of their favorite movies and stories. Whether it’s witnessing iconic characters come to life or being swept away by a symphony of sights and sounds, “CINESATIONAL: A Symphonic Spectacular” has the potential to redefine the nighttime entertainment experience at Universal Studios Florida. As the anticipation builds, theme park enthusiasts and movie lovers alike eagerly await the unveiling of this cinematic extravaganza, ready to be dazzled by the spectacle that Universal Studios has in store.