Ghostbusters at Universal Orlando: A Spectacular Return to the Spotlight?

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Ghostbusters at Universal

Hey there, Ghostbusters and Universal fans! Get ready for a nostalgia-packed adventure because it looks like the Ghostbusters could be making an epic comeback at Universal Studios Florida. That’s right, the rumors are swirling, and it seems like the proton packs, ghost traps, and maybe even the iconic Ecto-1 are gearing up to make a grand entrance. So, let’s dive into what’s possibly in store for us with a return of the Ghostbusters at Universal.

Ghostbusters at Universal

The Buzz Around the Park

One of Universal Studios Florida’s original gems might be finding its way back home. There’s talk in the air that Universal has re-licensed the Ghostbusters, and with a new parade on the horizon, a revamped lagoon show, and whispers of more, we could be seeing our favorite ghost-catching crew back in action. Remember the Ghostbusters Spooktacular show from the park’s opening day in 1990? It ran until 1996, but the Ghostbusters’ spirit lingered with various street shows until 2005. Now, nearly two decades later, the franchise might be returning in several exciting forms.

Ghostbusters at Universal

What’s New and What’s Rumored

The Parade

Universal’s Superstar Parade bid farewell in 2022, making room for “new entertainment experiences.” Enter the buzz about a new parade, possibly launching as soon as summer 2024. Though not officially named, the trademark filed with the US Trademark and Patten office for “Universal Mega Movie Parade” hints at a celebration of classic Universal film franchises, which could include our beloved Ghostbusters. Imagine the Ecto-1, the iconic 1959 Cadillac, cruising down the streets of Universal Studios Florida. Yes, it’s rumored to be part of the parade, bringing a piece of cinematic history to life.

The Lagoon Show

But wait, there’s more! A new lagoon show is also in the works, promising to be bigger and more spectacular than its predecessors. While details are still under wraps, the show is expected to feature classic Universal properties, with Ghostbusters likely to be a highlight. Think taller fountains, dazzling pyro, and maybe even drones lighting up the night sky.

The Summer Tribute Store and Halloween Horror Nights

The summer buzz doesn’t stop with parades and shows. The Summer Tribute Store might dedicate one of its themed rooms to Ghostbusters, offering fans a unique shopping experience. And for those who love a good scare, rumors of a Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights house returning are circulating, potentially based on the newer films in the franchise.

A Full-Blown Attraction?

There’s chatter about Universal’s desire to bring a dedicated Ghostbusters attraction to Orlando. While details are scarce, the possibilities are exciting. Could we see the return of a special effects show, or perhaps a even a brand-new ride? Only time will tell, but the anticipation is electric.

Ghostbusters at Universal

Why It Matters

The potential return of Ghostbusters to Universal Studios Florida is more than just a trip down memory lane. It’s a strategic move to attract guests, especially with the opening of Epic Universe on the horizon in 2025. By bringing back a beloved classic, Universal is tapping into nostalgia, inviting long-time fans to relive their fondest memories and introducing new generations to the ghost-catching craze.


As we eagerly await official announcements, the prospect of Ghostbusters at Universal Studios Florida has us all buzzing with excitement. From parades and nighttime shows to potential new attractions and Halloween frights, it seems like the park is set to offer a spectacular tribute to this iconic franchise. So, keep your proton packs at the ready, because the Ghostbusters’ return to Universal could be the highlight of summer 2024, proving once again that when it comes to capturing the magic of the movies (and ghosts), Universal Studios Florida knows how to put on a show.

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