Universal Orlando Mega Movie Parade First Look

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We recently had the chance to check out the all-new Universal Mega Movie Parade at Universal Studios Florida, and it was nothing short of EPIC! The parade runs from now through November, and it’s a must-see event for all movie fans. The nostalgia factor is real for fans of classic movies like Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, ET, and Jaws. Even if you’ve never seen a single movie featured in the parade, the amazing floats and engaging team members will ensure you have a great time!

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The parade kicks off with dancers performing in front of a fun float that has a movie screen displaying clips from the featured movies. We then move into the Back to the Future float, powered by a Flux Capacitor! The float features Marty and Doc Brown along with the Delorean seemingly taking off.

Performers zoom around on hoverboards, adding to the excitement. Next up is the Sing float, where fans of the first movie will recognize Johnny playing the piano.


The Minions float follows, featuring those beloved yellow characters;


Followed by the Kung Fu Panda float starring the Dragon Warrior himself!


No Universal parade would be complete without the Trolls. Poppy, Branch, and Guy Diamond are ready to party!


Behind the Trolls is the largest float Universal has ever created: the Ghostbusters float. It features characters like Janine and Pheobe leading the float, followed by the actual float featuring Ray, Egon, and Peter battling Gozer the Gozerian, with a huge Stay Puft Marshmallow Man looming behind.


Slimer can be seen raiding a hot dog cart, and the containment unit is at the rear of the float.


The ET float follows, with characters from the movie mid-flight on their bikes.


Then comes the Jaws float, led by a marching band celebrating the 4th of July on Amity Island, featuring Mayor Larry Vaughn and Chief Martin Brody.

The float itself shows the gigantic shark, a battered boat, and the iconic Captain Quint.


The parade caps off with the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World float, led by an orb-shaped transport vehicle from Jurassic World. Fans will recognize Claire and Owen greeting guests, followed by a float featuring the T-Rex roaring mightily.

This is a must-do event this summer at Universal Orlando Resort! The parade currently runs daily at 6pm (weather permitting) but will move to 3pm in late August to accommodate the Halloween Horror Nights schedule. Don’t miss out on this incredible parade filled with movie magic and unforgettable moments!

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Chris is a Pennsylvania native who escaped the cold and relocated to the Orlando area. Our resident Universal expert, Chris has been visiting the Universal Orlando Resort since the 1990s. Chris is a Universal and Walt Disney World Passholder, and can often be found exploring the parks taking in the sites (and finding new things to write about!).
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