Parades Return to Orlando Theme Parks

June 29, 2021, 1:34 PM · The parades are coming back to central Florida's theme parks.

SeaWorld Orlando announced today that its Sesame Street Party Parade will return July 10. The parade - which stars Elmo and Big Bird and other Sesame Street characters - will run at select times on Fridays through Sundays in the park's Sesame Street Land.

Sesame Street Party Parade
Photo courtesy SeaWorld

The SeaWorld parade's reopening follows the recent return of Universal's Superstar Parade at Universal Studios Florida.

We still are awaiting official word on a restart date for the parades at the Walt Disney World Resort, though Disney has announced that its Magic Kingdom fireworks show, Happily Ever After, will return July 1, with the Epcot Forever show resuming nightly performances on the World Showcase lagoon the same evening.

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Replies (2)

June 29, 2021 at 8:30 PM

Sesame Street is easily one of the best parades out there.

Take note Universal: THIS is how you do a stop-and-go show.

July 2, 2021 at 10:11 PM

Parades are one area in which Disney trounces all competition.

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