Holiday festivities are kicking off all over the world, and Universal Orlando is no getting in on the seasonal fun. Like other parks and resorts around the globe, Universal Orlando is bringing holiday entertainment for guest to enjoy, complete with a holiday parade featuring Macy’s. Nothing gets you feeling more jubilant than a Christmas parade, right? Well be sure to check this one out for some much needed holiday fun.
Complete with snowfall, lights that twinkle, and festive music, Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s is a delight to guests young and old. For its second year, the parade will run from November 16 – January 6, 2019 and provide a jovial mix of ‘merry and mayhem.’ So what can you expect…let’s explore and find out together!
“Featuring Macy’s” tell you one thing…character floats! And this parade has tons of them. Relive your childhood memories with beloved character appearances in float form or just walking the parade route. Each night characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar, Shrek and more are bringing holiday mischief and joy to parade spectators.
Larger Than Life Parade Floats
There are a total of 15 hand-made floats that participate in the parade. In whole, they will experience 26 miles of parade route over the season. That’s pretty astonishing. Included in these floats is a 30,000 lb dragon with a 16 ft wingspan! That’s huge! Not only that, but as is true to Macy’s, large balloons and other high-flying characters take flight through the parade route astonishing guests with their size. With these type of parade props, you can expect serious planning to have taken place to ensure complete control, which is why practice begins in the summer!
As with many theme parks, pass holders at Universal Orlando should definitely consider taking advantage of specific viewing spots dedicated totally to them! Often, these spots offer the best view of the parade route.
More Characters and Dancers
The parade includes over 100 different characters and dancers sure to ‘wow’ guests!
Let It Snow
Orlando doesn’t get very cold, but you can bet you’re likely to see some snow flurries while viewing the parade. Last year, pumps pushed over 220 gallons of snow machine fluid over the head of amazed guests.
The Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s is definitely something to behold. If you find yourself down south this holiday season, be sure to pop in and check it out! Experience joy and wonderment as you watch your favorite characters dance and frolic down the parade route. Make sure to pack accordingly…as Universal Orlando is expecting snow!
(Photos courtesy of UniversalOrlando.com)
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