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Universal’s Superstar Parade at Universal Orlando is ending in June

by Susan and Simon Veness

Superstar Parade at Universal Studios in Orlando will make its final loop around the park on June 4, 2022, after a 10-year run.

universal's superstar parade

The 30-minute parade made its official debut on May 8, 2012, bringing favorite characters from Universal Pictures, Illuminations Entertainment, and Nickelodeon television shows into the park in a high-energy procession set to a dramatic musical score.

During the original version, guests were treated to floats featuring characters from “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Hop,” “Diego & Dora,” and the hit movie, “Despicable Me.”

Along with floats and vehicles themed to the movies and animated television shows, the extravaganza included stilt walkers and Minions-inspired performers, as well as fish-themed characters on roller skates and colorfully costumed dancers.


Full Universal's Superstar Parade starring Despicable Me, SpongeBob, Dora and Hop

In December 2016, two floats featuring Max, Duke, Gidget, Chloe, Snowball, and more  from Illumination Entertainment’s movie “The Secret Life of Pets” were added – with one of them themed to New York’s Central Park and the other themed as an apartment with the city’s skyline – along with performers on bicycles and new dance routines.


The Secret Life of Pets added to Superstar Parade at Universal Studios Florida

After a closure due to the pandemic, Universal’s Superstar Parade was the first major parade to reopen in an Orlando theme park.

The final showing is likely to mark the last time characters from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora & Diego, The Secret Life of Pets, and Despicable Me will be on parade together.

Closure of the parade will make way for new entertainment experiences. Details have not yet been announced.

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