‘The Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios’ is Returning For 2020


Universal Orlando is ramping up the cheer again with “The Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios.”

Universal Holidays will start on November 14th and will run until January 3rd. This year we will see the return of the  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at Universal Orlando with balloons like the Toy Soldier, Chloe the Holiday Clown and the Elf balloon

Here’s what Orlando Fun Tickets posted:

While many of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are deflated, disassembled and tucked back to Macy’s Parade Studio in New Jersey after the parade, there are actually a few that are sent straight to Central Florida to be featured in the park’s annual Macy’s Holiday Parade. Yes, real floats from the actual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are featured in Universal Studios’ version! This makes the parade even more magical.

According to the Vice President of Macy’s Parade Studios, John Piper:

“We’ve actually been doing this since 2000. The first year that we sent our balloons via truck down to Universal Studios, there was this surprise snowstorm up in North Carolina which then closed all of the highways. So my crew and I were all down here without a parade. We missed one day of prep. We had to put in a little extra overtime in order to get that year’s edition of the Macy’s Holiday Parade up & running. But ever since then, it’s all gone off without a hitch.”

This year the parade will likely seem more special since we aren’t getting the normal parade on Thanksgiving that many of us know and love. It might just bring a bit more joy in 2020.

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Source: Orlando Fun Tickets

Kambrea Pratt
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