Sunday, August 28, 2016

Our Holiday Fun at the Universal Studios ® Macy's Parade in Orlando, Florida

Universal Studios Macy's Parade orlando, florida
Universal Studios Macy's Parade
Since we are at the end of a Very HOT August, I thought I would write about our trip to Universal Studios that we took last December.  It was nice and cold then - ok to me it was (60 degrees).  

Garfield Float from the Macy's Parade
This experience was EXTRA special to Nadia and I, because Nadia's Middle School Parade Band was asked to march in the parade one night in December!!!!  It must have been meant to be, cause I happened to have that day off as well as my sister.

So, my sister and I planned a one day trip of foolish fun at Islands of Adventure and then taking the Harry Potter Train over to Universal Studios to catch the Universal Studios Macy's Parade.

Horton hears a who float at Universal Studios Macy's parade

The floats in the parade were all used in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York, then sent to Universal Studios Orlando to include in their parade.  If the float was not included in the present parade, they had them displayed throughout Universal Studios.  Click here for this years schedule for Holiday Events 

The parade was very enjoyable.   I found it neat to see how many people need to work to control the float and how well they manage it.

Sponge Bob on the Macy's Parade Float in orlando florida
Sponge Bob
I also got in trouble later for yelling Nadia's name and waving and taking pictures.  "Mom, you embarrassed me!!!" Mission accomplished!

There were many floats to see, like Dispicable Me and it had an ice skater on it.  Very neat.  Of course the last float was Santa Clause!

Santa Clause at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida
Santa Clause
When the parade ends, they have a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with music.  We did not get a chance to stay for this, cause my sis and I needed to get back on the road to head home.

Christmas Tree holiday winter December
Christmas Tree
We had a really enjoyable time.  The parade was really cool.  You can find out more information about the Parade and more Holiday happenings at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure here.

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