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Universal Mega Movie Parade to Feature ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Jaws,’ and ‘Jurassic World’ Floats

Shannen Ace

The new Universal Mega Movie Parade and Summer Tribute Store at Universal Studios Florida will be complementary experiences featuring classic films.

Universal Mega Movie Parade

The logo for Universal Mega Movie Parade.

The Universal Mega Movie Parade will debut on July 3 when “some of the most beloved stories from Universal’s films will leap off the screen and land on the streets of Universal Studios Florida.” Featured films will include classics like “E.T.,” “Back to the Future,” “Jaws,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Jurassic World.”

Illumination’s “Minions” and “Sing,” and DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls” and “Kung Fu Panda” will also be featured, representing Minion Land and the new DreamWorks Land.

This will be Universal Orlando Resort’s biggest daytime parade yet, combining 13 new floats, almost 100 performers, and special effects to create a “jaw-dropping experience.”

A “Ghostbusters” float will feature a 16-foot Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. The “Trolls” float will have the colorful Caterbus and giant rainbows. A live marching drum line will perform the iconic “Jaws” score alongside a “Jaws” float. The finale will include a Gyrosphere, Raptors, and the Tyrannosaurus rex aboard a “Jurassic World” float.

Performers will include dancers, skaters, stilt walkers, and poi performers.

Universal added, “Fans should also pay close attention to the parade to see if they can spot additional details that nod to iconic elements from the films.”

Ghostbusters Spooktacular cast

The Summer Tribute Store will “complement” the parade with themed rooms, merchandise, and photo ops inspired by some of the films in the Universal Mega Movie Parade. More details will be released soon. The Tribute Store is expected to feature a “Ghostbusters” room for the film’s 40th anniversary.

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