Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue: An underrated entertainment gem the entire family can enjoy

Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue: An underrated entertainment gem the entire family can enjoy

Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue: An underrated entertainment gem the entire family can enjoy

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On my last visit to Universal Studios Florida I decided to try something that even guests who have been going to Universal for year’s still haven’t done: check out Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue…

Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue.
Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue.

I went to a 2 o’clock showing smack dab in the middle of Orlando’s busy summer season. I expected just about every seat to be full, yet I found several rows and even a whole section empty. I thought maybe it was a slow time of the day, but the bustling crowds on the USF streets and the incredibly long lines (upwards of an hour and a half) at the other attractions begged to differ with that logic.

The truth is, like me, a lot of guests seem to overlook this show, writing it off as just another way to kill time while waiting for the long lines to die down. I have one thing to say to that: if you’ve been pre-judging this show as filler attraction, then you are sorely mistaken. You, my friend, have been missing out on a great experience, full of fun and entertainment that everyone really can enjoy.

Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue.
Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue.

Beetlejuice is a classic, and even if your kids do not know or remember the movie, the show at Universal Studios Florida provides so much action-packed excitement that they’ll be dancing along anyway. The show is complete with awesome music, thrilling dance moves, hilarious dialogue, and impressive pyrotechnics. An incredibly cheerful production, the Graveyard Revue allows for some of the scariest and most sinister monsters of film history to be seen in a more fun and relatable light. Plus, the show provides a great opportunity for those needing a break from the crowds and Orlando sun, but still want to do something to keep themselves and their families entertained.

You get to watch and groove along as Beetlejuice transforms the classic monsters Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein into all out rock stars. The show includes some of the best and most popular songs that have defined generations; including “I Will Survive,” “Jump,” and “Jesse’s Girl,” … or “Frankie’s Girl” as Dracula broodingly croons to Frankenstein’s diva-licious bride.

Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue.
Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue.
Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue.
Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue.

From the minute Beetlejuice stepped out on stage I noticed that the entire audience was fully engaged. He goes up and down the aisles giving high fives, making jokes and unsuccessfully trying to pick up poor, unsuspecting ladies in the audience. As the show got underway we all clapped, cheered, sang along and laughed until our faces turned red. The talented cast is absolutely amazing. Again, this is the kind of top-quality showmanship I have come to expect from a Universal production, and I surely have not been disappointed yet.

Be sure to include a visit to Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue on your next trip to Universal Orlando and be ready to rock out with your kids. And don’t forget the most important part of all: Say his name three times to get the show on the road.

BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE!

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Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue amphitheater is located in the San Francisco backlot of Universal Studios Florida. Shows usually start each day around noon and run about every hour and a half or so from there. Show schedules do change often though so be sure to check the listings on the park maps when you arrive. It’s suggested that you arrive 15 minutes before gates open to ensure an easy seating process, and to have time to get snacks from the carts located just outside the theater.

To read real guest reviews of this attraction, visit the Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Review page in the OI Universal Center.


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Shari DiFalco
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Shari DiFalco

we love this show and its a must to do!

Grace Egan
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Grace Egan

I’ve always LOVED the Beetlejuice show!!!

Anthony Prater
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Anthony Prater

I HAVENT SEEN IT IN YEARS BUT ALWAYS ENTERTAINING !!!!!!!!!

Fred Mazza
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Fred Mazza

One of my favorite shows

Jody Rakow Waltman
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Jody Rakow Waltman

Hmmm. The vocals are mediocre, the jokes are cheesy, and the scantily clad cheerleaders are an unnecessary element that makes me question the supposed “family-friendly” nature of the show. I’ll respectfully disagree with the positive review. I’d like to see a different show occupying the venue, or at least an improvement upon the current version of the show.

Jennifer Cropper Jeram
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Jennifer Cropper Jeram

Out of our two week holiday we saw this show at least a dozen times!! Fantastic!

Lois Mae
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Lois Mae

I don’t know it all seemed a little dated to me!

Rock Click
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Rock Click

We LOVED this! Yes it was cheesy but was really fun!

Christina Carter
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Christina Carter

Look! It’s Robin Thicke!

Tim Frey
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Tim Frey

My day at universal is never complete until I see this show

diane_b1
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diane_b1

I absolutely LOVE beetlejuice! I haven’t been to universal since 2000 (live in the uk) but i’m coming back next year and this is without a doubt one of the things im most looking forward to, despite all the new attractions that have appeared since my last visit. it may seem ‘dated’ or ‘cheesy’ to some people but I think its a show that can be constantly updated without making drastic changes, I know all the songs are different from when I went as a kid, but it still looks awesome! My sister took my little niece last year and gave… Read more »

Marion Arnott
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Marion Arnott

Been to this it’s fun x

Desiree Dawn Thibodeaux
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Desiree Dawn Thibodeaux

Kassie Dawn Thibodeaux

Becky Bone
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Becky Bone

Loved this !!!!

Deanna Burkart
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Deanna Burkart

My family did not attend this show when we were there in June. I read reviews that it was definitely not family-friendly.

Tommy Erwin
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Tommy Erwin

Blues brothers show is better

Allyson Harris King
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Allyson Harris King

Love that show!!

Gemma Boden
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Gemma Boden

Love this show, we always have fun abd sing along

Lisa Cosgrove
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Lisa Cosgrove

Love Beetlejuice! Dracula and Frankies Girl is my favourite part 🙂

Mike Magnuson
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Mike Magnuson

always a MUST SEE!!!

Brian Stabler
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Brian Stabler

Brilliant show has to be seen

Amber Harrington Carraway
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Amber Harrington Carraway

Yes been waiting for you to do a story on them for a Long time!!

Alexis Mcvicar
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Alexis Mcvicar

Aww this is great fun see you next week 🙂

Anthony Casalino
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Anthony Casalino

Im one who don’t care for it its a show that if you seen once or twice its enought

Stephanie M. DeVore
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Stephanie M. DeVore

My favorite! I will go to the parks just to see this.

Candace Harmon
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Candace Harmon

I think it’s just a one time thing. I wish they would do something better with that space. The vocals weren’t so great, but I’ll give Beetlejuice credit for a few funny (but cheesy) jokes.

Rachel Mulieri
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Rachel Mulieri

Our favorite show at Universal..I only got to see it once last visit 🙁

Elise Cooper
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Elise Cooper

love that show – its rocks LOL

Susan Healey Guido
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Susan Healey Guido

Just got back from our trip and our favorite part was this show! My special needs daughter LOVES the movie and so we asked if there was anyway for her to meet Beetlejuice. They asked us to come back a few minutes before the next show and took her back stage where she met the entire cast. They were so kind a loving to her! They posed for pictures with her and really took time to make her feel special. Some girls want to meet the princesses, my little princess got to meet Beetlejuice and his friends! AWESOME!

AlexZapata
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AlexZapata

for years and years I used to over look this show all the time. One day after getting our annual passes I told my gf I wanted to do every ride or show ive never done before, hence to say, now we never miss this.

Paul Deakin
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Paul Deakin

that’s universal all over really great support to all, Disney are just out for your money these past few years

Susan Healey Guido
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Susan Healey Guido

This was out 1st visit to Universal and it won’t be our last. I do love Disney but was highly impressed with their support of special needs. I will be writing a “thank you” note for making out trip so great!

Cindy Marie Hamilton
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Cindy Marie Hamilton

saw it a couple of times,,very good

Lisa Roshak
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Lisa Roshak

I have The Blu-Ray Movie Beetlejuice This Is one of My Favorite Movies

Joy Shaw
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Joy Shaw

Seen it once and there were families with small children leaving. I’m not sure its family friendly if you have small children.

Waleska Vazquez
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Waleska Vazquez

Hmmm, makes me question the people who don’t read the guide! The show is rated PG-13 for a reason!! Smdh!

Debi Rieser Dame
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Debi Rieser Dame

Also one of my Down Syndrome daughter’s favorites. They asked us to stay after a show years ago so she could meet with the Beetlejuice actor one-on-one. I couldn’t believe how comfortable he was and spent several minutes with her for pictures. We’ve been asked to stay and meet Barney, too! Stuff like this is why we’ve been AP holders for 15 years.

Bianca Areosa
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Bianca Areosa

Adorei esse show !!

Melissa McLaughlin
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Melissa McLaughlin

If you want G rated shows you go to Disney. Universal aint Disney which is why some people like it more.