Universal Orlando Youth Programs

STARS Marching Programs

Combine a day of thrilling rides with the excitement of performing in a unique setting as you march through Universal Studios Florida™ theme park. Your marching band will represent your school with pride as you take to the streets lined with cheering theme park guests.

Universal’s Superstar Pre-Parade

You bring the performers and we’ll bring the crowd! Snap to attention and get ready to march through the streets of Universal Studios Florida™ right before Universal’s Superstar Parade steps off. You’ll use the parade's exact route, so there will already be a crowd lined up and waiting to cheer on your performers. It's a unique opportunity for your students to become Universal Studios performers for a day!

Macys Holiday Parade™

Select Nights in December
Bring your group to Universal Studios™ and celebrate the spirit of the season in the colorful Macy’s Holiday Parade™. This is a unique opportunity for your group to perform alongside incredible balloons and floats brought in from the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® in New York City. Your group will entertain park guests alongside Universal theme park characters, stilt walkers, jugglers, a host of other performers, and Santa Claus himself.

  • Full uniform required for performances.
  • Reference the STARS Performance Program Selection Criteria for additional information.

Selection Criteria

Participating groups should have a minimum of 40 performers. Each group should submit a completed application at least six weeks prior to the proposed performance date. Along with the completed applications, groups should provide the following:

  • A non-returnable DVD or link of your group’s most recent performance featuring the uniform that will be worn during the group's performance (approx. 3 minutes in length for each performing group).
  • A written script of any spoken material to be used during the performance.

Musical selections will need to be approved by Universal Orlando prior to the group’s performance. Theme park tickets are required.


Uniforms are required for every performance and subject to approval. During spring and summer months, performance groups can substitute wool uniforms with alternative uniforms, such as matching shirts with collars and matching pants. Jeans and t-shirts are not permitted.

Performance Venues

Marching bands will perform up to a one-mile march through Universal Studios™. Bands must continue playing throughout the entire marching route.