Universal Orlando Youth Programs

STARS Marching Opportunities

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.

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Universal Studios Florida™

Year-long Opportunities
One minute your marching group will BE the entertainment in one of Orlando’s most thrilling theme parks. The next minute, they’ll live it on the jaw-dropping rides and attractions throughout both Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™.

Universal’s Superstar Pre-Parade

Year-long Opportunities
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!

Macy's Holiday Parade™  

Select Nights in December
Bring your group to Universal Studios™ as they share the joy of the 15th Anniversary Macy’s Holiday Parade. This is a unique opportunity for your group to perform alongside authentic balloons and floats direct from the 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 (About 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.

Wardrobe

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.

ALL SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.