Universal's Cinematic Spectacular concept art (2)

In this week's poll, we ask whether Universal Studios Florida's new night-time spectacular will rise above comparisons with Disney's World of Color.

With news this week of Universal Studios Florida's new water, lights and projection show named Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories, inevitable comparisons have been drawn with the World of Color show at Disney California Adventure.

This week's Big Debate asks whether Universal's Cinematic Spectacular will be more than just a Disney rip-off, and we'd love to hear your opinions on what could be a somewhat controversial subject.

Too close for comfort?

First impressions of Universal's Cinematic Spectacular are that it seems to share some significant similarities with World of Color, in that it will be set in a lagoon and there will be extensive use of projections onto enormous water screens. There seems to be a somewhat striking resemblance between the two pictures below:

Universal's Cinematic Spectacular concept art (1)
Image © Universal Orlando Resort
World of Color
Image: HarshLight

A distinct experience?

With the recent overwhelming success of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, surely no one can surely argue that Universal has anything other than a great recent track record of creating unique and inspiring attractions. Universal Pictures' movies are undoubtedly very different to Disney's, and the news that Universal's Cinematic Spectacular will be narrated by Morgan Freeman suggests a different style of presentation to the whimsical World of Color.

Vote now!

Ultimately, it is too early to draw any firm conclusions but do you feel that Universal will create a unique show or will its Cinematic Spectacular be a textbook Disney rip-off? Only time with tell. Let us know what you think by voting in our poll below!


Will Universal's Cinematic Spectacular be more than a Disney rip off?

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Thanks for voting in Theme Park Tourist's Big Debate. Why not let us know why you voted as you did using the comments section below?



Yes Disney did it first but I think Universal can bring a
"world of color" to their park and make it one of a kind. I think it will be nice to have something like it here in Florida. I am excited for this show and the parade!

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