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In 2012 the Studios introduced the Disney-like Universal's Superstar Parade, featuring dancers and performers, four large and elaborate floats inspired by cartoons, and a very mixed bag of street-prowling Universal characters. The parade stops twice for a highly choreographed ensemble number. Though impressive in its scope and coordination, the performance is well-nigh impossible to take in from any given viewing spot. The same floats are trotted out individually at various times of day for mini-shows and character meet and greets.

The parade, which is marked in the park map, begins at the Esoteric Pictures gate in Hollywood, between Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show and Cafe La Bamba. It turns right, then immediately makes a hard left around Mel’s Drive-In, and follows the waterfront past Transformers toward San Francisco. From there it turns left at Louie’s Pizza and proceeds along 5th Avenue, past Revenge of the Mummy. At the end of 5th Avenue, the parade takes a left onto 57th Avenue/Plaza of the Stars and heads toward the front of the park, where it makes another left onto Hollywood Boulevard, from whence it disappears backstage through the gate where it entered. The best viewing spots are along 5th Avenue, on the front steps of faux buildings in New York.

If you miss part of the parade in the New York area, you can scoot along the waterfront to Mel’s Diner and catch it as it comes down Hollywood Boulevard. If after watching the parade on the New York streets you plan to leave the park, you can use the same route to access Hollywood Boulevard and the park exit before the parade arrives.

Touring Tips

The best viewing spots are along 5th Avenue, on the front steps of faux buildings in New York. The reserved viewing area for Character Breakfast ticket holders is found here in front of the Macy's facade, along with the wheelchair viewing area. If you miss part of the parade in the New York area, you can scoot along the waterfront to Mel’s Diner and catch it as it comes down Hollywood Boulevard. If after watching the parade on the New York streets you plan to leave the park, you can use the same route to access Hollywood Boulevard and the park exit before the parade arrives.

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