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Universal Orlando Cinematic spectacular

In just six days guests to Universal Orlando will be able to experience two of the theme park’s newest “Year To Be Here” attractions. “Universal’s Superstar Parade” and Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories will open jointly on Tuesday, May 8.

Both attractions are just a part of Universal’s extensive “Year to Be Here” re-vamping that has already included changes to the hit production The Blue Man Group, the re-launch of The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Islands of Adventure and the opening of Hollywood Drive-In Mini Golf at Universal CityWalk.

Universal’s Superstar Parade will be the park’s first ever-daily parade. Until now, guests interested in watching a parade at Universal Orlando typically had to wait until the holidays or during the park’s annual Mardi Gras celebration to see dazzling floats and popular Universal characters march through the streets of the park. But beginning on May 8th, all that will change!

Get ready to see your favorite Universal characters like you never have before in Universal’s Superstar Parade! Characters from four of Universal’s most popular films and television series including “Hop,” “Despicable Me,” “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Dora the Explorer” will float along the streets of Universal in one fun-filled parade, technologically savvy parade. In addition to the costumed characters, Universal’s Superstar Parade will also feature plenty of other parade-worthy entertainment like street performers and new technologically-advanced floats!

Unlike Universal’s Mardi Gras parade where trucks haul the floats along, the floats used in Universal’s Superstar Parade will be self-propelled! These specialty floats will also be able to rotate and spin on their own axis, allowing for even greater freedom of movement. Universal’s impressive floats will also feature new customized soundtracks including theme songs and character voices that drift along with them on their journey through the park. When the floats aren’t propelling, rotating and blasting theme songs from high in the sky, they’ll be backdrops for character meet-and-greets during the day.

Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories will pay tribute to some of Universal’s most iconic films featuring some of the most fun, dramatic and awe-inspiring moments from nearly 200 movies. Using high-tech lighting, sound, and special affects, the scenes will be portrayed on waterfall screens within the Universal Studios lagoon while colorful, synchronized fountains and a powerful musical score provide an impressive back drop.

And to give guests an even greater theatrical feel, the spectacular will be narrated by Academy Award-winning actor and Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille honoree Morgan Freeman.

Make sure you’re there on May 8 when Universal Orlando debuts two of its newest attractions. You can find discounted Universal Orlando tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.