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Robert Niles

A preview look at Universal's Superstar Parade floats

Published: May 6, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Thanks to Theme Park Insider reader and correspondent Domenik Jost's Twitter feed, we have our first look at the floats from the new Universal's Superstar Parade at Universal Studios Florida.

Here's Spongebob SquarePants:

Spongebob SquarePants

And Hop:

Hop float

Dora the Explorer and Diego:

Dora the Explorer and Diego float

And Gru with the Minions:

Despicable Me float

And here's one more look at the Despicable Me float, in an photo courtesy Universal Orlando:

More Gru and the Minions

The parade's official debut is this Tuesday, May 8.

Replies (6)

Skipper Adam

Published: May 7, 2012 at 10:31 AM

it looks okay. I was never much of a parade fan, and usually find them as being in the way of my day.
Brandon Mendoza

Published: May 7, 2012 at 11:17 AM

I love parades because they lighten up the queues for other attractions!
Dominick D

Published: May 7, 2012 at 11:20 AM

It looks good, but I wouldn't go out of my way just to see it.
Tom Rigg

Published: May 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM

I would submit that the one concern is the lifespan of some of these characters. Aside from Dora and Sponge Bob(although he's pretty played out too), I don't think any of these characters could be deemed tried and true. They run a high risk of having some of this stuff feel dated and irrelevant within a year. Especially "Hop" which doesn't seem to be nearly as cross cultural and timeless as Despicable Me could be.

Published: May 7, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I think these floats look fantastic.
Andy Milito

Published: May 7, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Seems like there's no floats that would interest me. They look great though!

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