Top Orlando theme park shows are just one of the major offerings you can enjoy during a vacation to this attractive destination. Orlando is home to Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World just to name the headliner theme parks.
Discover Top Orlando Theme Park Shows
Rating a show as one of the top Orlando theme park shows means it is a show you shouldn't miss if you have the chance to check it out during your vacation. With so many theme parks to choose from, the following shows are taken from a variety of parks. Many if not all of these shows are a must go see if you have a chance.
Fantasmic! Disney's Hollywood Studios
This wildly popular show airs on a limited schedule at Disney's Hollywood Studios. So you should check for the dates it will be available during your vacation. Viewers are treated to an explosion of magic, characters and fun as Sorcerer Mickey does battle with the villains in an epic finale that utilizes music, fireworks and light to culminate in a showdown between Mickey and a dragon. This is a must-see for fans young and old.
Beauty and the Beast -- Live on Stage, Disney's Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios features some of the best theme park shows that Disney has to offer including this live musical which retells Disney's film version of Beauty and the Beast. The performance is featured at multiple times throughout the day and whether you enjoy Broadway musicals or not, it has tremendous show quality.
American Idol Experience, Disney's Hollywood Studios
Whether you are a fan of the hit ABC reality series or not, the American Idol Experience is your ticket to experiencing a live version of the show complete with a snarky judge.
Turtle Talk with Crush Epcot
Hosted by the totally gnarly sea turtle Crush, Turtle Talk with Crush is an interactive show that gets the audience involved. Go back and see it more than once as the experience and the show changes from viewing to viewing, keeping it fresh and original.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Epcot
While the nightly fireworks at most of the parks are a show to be seen, Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon fireworks show is truly spectacular. Enjoy a show that combines music, torches, lasers, fountain barges and the illumination of the world pavilions surrounding the lagoon.
Blue Horizons, SeaWorld Orlando
Head over to Orlando's Sea World for a magical show involving divers, acrobatic dolphins and birds. The mixture of wildlife and human majesty is entertainment for the whole family.
Mickey's PhilharMagic, Magic Kingdom
The Magic Kingdom is truly a gateway to fantasy and this brilliant 3-D show is a hidden gem that invites you to sing along. If you enjoyed Mickey's House of Mouse animated series, this is the show for you. Donald Duck fans will rejoice at the star of the show (a certain white tailed duck) in a tribute befitting the long-running character.
Finding Nemo -- The Musical, Disney's Animal Kingdom
Like the staged version of Beauty and the Beast, this show features swimming fish, a stage that is so well lit that it looks like the ocean bottom and the tale of a father desperate to find his young son.
Festival of the Lion King, Disney's Animal Kingdom
Acrobats, stilt walkers and fire twirlers are at the center of this stage show celebrating the story of Simba, the cub who would be king. Cheer, sing and dance along with your favorite characters from The Lion King.
The Blue Man Group
The popular Blue Man Group made waves in Las Vegas and at Universal Studios. The show airs twice nightly and combines music, comedy and lights for a show that is as much experienced as it is seen.
Theme Park Shows
Visiting Orlando's magical theme parks is about more than just the rides and attractions, it's about seeing some of the most entertaining shows in the country.