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There are several opportunities for your kids to see their favorite Universal characters throughout Universal Orlando, but there are only a select few that actually let them dance with the stars of the Nickelodeon show. One of those opportunities comes when Dora the Explorer, her cousin, Diego, and Boots perform the Chicken Dance with their biggest fans!

We can’t think of a sillier dance for kids to dance along to with their favorite Nickelodeon explorers. And when Dora, Diego, and Boots appear with dancers for a special Chicken Dance performance, the kids go wild at the intersection by Universal’s Horror Make-up Show and Cafe La Bamba. Clap your hands, flap your arms and shimmy your hips as three of the biggest stars of Nickelodeon dance right along side and sometimes with your child. Afterwards, the characters stick around for photo opportunities with the entire Dora Explorer – Go Diego Go crew.

And if you miss the surprise Chicken Dance performance outside of the Horror Makeup Show, your kids can still shake and move with Dora, Diego, and Boots during the Universal Superstar Parade. This impressive portion of the parade offers a brightly colored float, jumping monkeys, coconut trees, butterflies and Dora and Boots dancing to some pretty up beat tunes. At first the characters start out on the float but before long they have hopped off their ride and bring the dance party right into the street.

You can even kick start your morning with an unforgettable Character Breakfast at Universal Studios with some of the characters from the Superstar Parade including Dora, Boots, Gru and his daughters from “Despicable Me” and Hop from the hit movie of the same name. The Character Breakfast at Café la Bamba includes a delicious breakfast and plenty of face time with each character. Dora and gang will stop at every single table to ensure you get enough time to meet, chat with and snap photos together. And if you do choose to dine with Dora, you’ll get access to a special parade viewing area so you can catch all of Dora and the Superstar Parade action like never before! The Character Breakfast is not included in regular Universal admission.

For the chance to dance, dine and hang out with Dora and Boots at Universal Orlando don’t miss the above-mentioned opportunities, especially the Chicken Dance outside of the Horror Makeup Show. And as always Orlando Fun Tickets is making your time at Universal even more exciting with discounted tickets.