Summer is upon us and families everywhere are looking for family-friendly activities and events to enjoy together. Whether you are a local resident wanting to enjoy the theme parks for the day or traveling to experience a family vacation, Universal Studios Orlando has created two fun events for kids and parents with Universal’s Superstar Parade and Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular.
Universal’s Superstar Parade is a daily parade featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends from Bikini Bottom, Dora and Diego along with Boots and Baby Jaguar, EB and the chicks from the movie HOP, and the minions from the hit film, Despicable Me. Guests will have the chance to meet and get photos with all characters throughout each day and watch all the towering floats, characters and energetic dancers as they perform along the streets of Universal Studios Florida each afternoon.
Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories, which is the all new lagoon show, features a barrage of powerful moments from the most iconic Universal pictures, including Jaws, E.T., Back To The Future, Jurassic Park and more. Projected onto huge waterfall screens and accompanied by an incredible musical score and effects. This show takes place all along the lagoon at Universal Studios every night after the sun goes down.
At a recent media event, we were able to experience first-hand the family fun of the Superstar Parade and Cinematic Spectacular. The Cinematic Spectacular lagoon show is breathtaking and warrants an ‘awe’ feeling and impression. With a century worth of beloved films, the lagoon show showcases movies from various genres of cinema through an amazingly produced visual effects, music, and lights show. Parents (and all adults) will enjoy seeing many of their favorite movies shown in crystal-clear clarity on huge waterfall screens within the Universal Studios Lagoon, surrounded by colorful fountains and pyrotechnics, all against an incredible musical score and a powerful narration by Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman. Kids will want to get up and dance when they see their favorite characters brought to life at the Superstar Parade on elaborately themed floats with energetic street performers and awesome music and dance performances. Superstar Parade is one of the largest entertainment experiences the theme park has ever created and will make its way through the streets of Universal Studios every day.
“We are creating special moments for the entire family,” said Jim Timon, Senior Vice President of Entertainment for Universal Orlando Resort. “You can laugh and dance with your children and their favorite characters and then be completely moved as you watch the most powerful tribute to film you could imagine – all in the same day.”
Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories and Universal’s Superstar Parade will run year-round except during annual and special events. For more information about both experiences visit http://www.universalorlando.com/Theme-Parks/Universal-Studios-Florida/New-Attractions.aspx or www.universalorlando.com.
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