As we continue to inch closer to the holidays, Universal Orlando Resort leaders shared more details about this year's new holiday parade.
Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's, which goes through Universal Orlando Resort, has 16 new balloons this year. Thirteen of them were exclusively designed for the theme park by Macy's, according to Universal.
Guests can expect to see some of their favorite Universal characters like the Minions and Dronkeys (dragon donkeys) from Shrek.
In addition to colorful balloons soaring overhead, guests can catch a look at 15 floats part of the holiday parade, too. Universal leaders said characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar and Shrek will make an appearance, with an added "holiday twist to their stories."
Here's the ultimate recap of what we'll see: Minions causing mayhem (per usual), the Madagascar crew in a tropical holiday party and Shrek and Fiona in the swamp with their babies. Universal has released much more detail, but we think guests might like a little surprise when it comes to this year's display.
The parade will be rounded out with more than 100 performers, Santa with a float drawn by illuminated reindeer and a holiday classic, snow.
Universal's holiday festivities are included with park admission and run Nov. 18 run through Jan. 6.
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