The Universal Studios Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s has recently been updated, and we love it! Universal definitely stepped it up a notch, and we were happy to see the welcome additions. The parade now features a host of new characters from Madagascar, Despicable Me and Shrek. There are also plenty of balloons, dancers and entertainers, and of course the big guy, Santa. Overall the parade was upbeat, fun and full of energy.
As a tip, we caught the parade in the beginning as we positioned ourselves directly across from the Annual Passholder viewing area across from Mel’s Diner. As soon as the parade ended, we walked to Islands of Adventure (as opposed to enduring the long wait for the Hogwarts Express) to catch the Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle show. The timing worked out perfectly and we were able to watch the show two time!