PHOTOS, VIDEO: NEW ’50s-Inspired ‘Drive-In and Dance’ Show Debuts at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios Florida has launched a new in-park show called “Drive-In and Dance” in front of Mel’s Drive-In featuring Team Members sporting 1950’s era outfits.

New “Drive-In and Dance” Show at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios Florida has added a high-energy, 1950’s-themed dance show to the plaza space in front of Mel’s Drive-In. We have a photo story for you, but if you’d rather watch the show, check out our video below.

The show takes place in front of Mel’s Diner, right next to the TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D attraction.

Universal Studios Florida has a new in-park show, Drive-In and Dance.

Just before the show began, Team Members greeted the large crowd of guests waiting for the show to start.

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Mel’s Diner has a 1950’s vibe with classic cars parked out front, flashing diner lights, and a teal and red color scheme.

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The show begins with three females dressed in colorful skirts and black tops with a white scarf, and three men dressed in button-up shirts.

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The girls initially shun the boys’ advances.

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Then the couples pair off for a dance.

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They have a sort of “dance off,” communicating to one another through dance.

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During the second song, a new crew takes over, handing serving trays to the first six performers and taking their places with upbeat dance moves. Three of the performers are dressed in blue and white uniforms, and three are in pink and white.

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The fresh dancers are high-energy, breaking it down to some electronic dance music while the first set of dancers look on with concern.

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When their dance is complete, they move out of the way, allowing the first set of performers to resume their slow dance.

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After a short time, they appear to be taken over by some kind of “dance magic” and start a high-energy dance of their own.

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The girls’ skirts tear away, and the men’s prim-looking button-up shirts are gone, too.

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Soon enough, both groups are dancing together. Once they finish this song, they pause momentarily for applause, and then they’re back up.

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Now is when the audience is invited to join the dance party.

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Team Members beckon over the park guests, dancing alongside them and teaching all the coolest 1950’s dance moves. They seemed to have a great time.

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Plenty of park guests joined in the dance party fun.

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This portion of the show lasted for about ten minutes.

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Overall, the show was very high-energy, well-practiced, and the Team Members seemed to be genuinely enjoying themselves. It’s a great addition to the park for any guests who enjoy a dance show.

This isn’t the first Mel’s Drive-In to see a show, the Mel’s Stage at Universal Studios Japan is traditionally home to a new music show every year.

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Will you be heading over to Universal Studios Florida to see the new show? We’d love to read your opinions about it in the comments below.

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  • Lisa Stump

    Lisa loves theme parks, black coffee, and her two Sphynx cats, Jareth and Figment. She believes the best day includes a trip around World Showcase during the EPCOT International Food & Wine festival! Her favorite attractions are Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and "it's a small world." She can be reached at [email protected]

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