The Story Behind the All-New Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

The Story Behind the All-New Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

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Fifteen intricately-detailed floats. Sixteen larger-than-life balloons. More than 100 choreographed performers. All dancing and flying through the streets of Universal Studios Florida to an entirely new musical score.

This is the brand new Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s.

Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's

I recently had a chance to chat with a few of the creative minds about what it takes to create such an amazing parade from scratch. Check out the video to hear from Lora Sauls, Entertainment Sr. Show Director, and John Piper, VP for Macy’s Creative Studio, on the three-year process of bringing the experience to life.

Fan-favorite characters from Illumination’s Despicable Me (is there anything cuter than Christmas Minions?), Madagascar and Shrek bring joy and laughter to the streets. And, of course, what holiday parade would be complete without Santa. Riding high atop his sleigh as he prepares to bring gifts to children around the world.

Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's - Three Blind Mice
Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's - Dronkey Balloon
Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's - Gingy Balloon
Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's - Alex Madagascar
Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's - Madagascar
Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's - Nutcracker Balloon
Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's - Snowflakes
Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's - Toys
Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's - Reindeer Float
Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's - Santa Claus

The new Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s is just one part of the holiday festivities at Universal Orlando Resort. Everywhere you look, the holidays have taken over, from the parks to Universal CityWalk to the on-site hotels. Get all the details here.

Grab your mittens (if you’re local) or your shorts (if you’re from the UK) and come on down to #HolidayLikeThis with us.

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