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!

Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's Pre-Parade

Select Nights November through January
Bring your group to Universal Studios Florida™ to warm up the streets, as they march prior to our new holiday parade. This is a unique opportunity for your group, where Santa Claus is going to have his hands full as the Minions bring merry and mayhem to the parade, along with Dreamworks characters from Madagascar and Shrek. Universal is partnering with Macy’s to bring this new parade experience to life.

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:

  • URL or link to a video 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.
  • A complete list of titles of the music that will be performed or played during the performance.

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


All performers must be in uniform or in costume. Matching school polo shirts and uniformed shorts are permitted as summer performance attire. T-Shirts and jean shorts are not appropriate attire for performances but can be worn for workshops. Please do not wear attire associated with other theme parks.

Performance Venues

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