Universal Studio Singapore: Hollywood Dreams Parade

I like to visit a theme park such as “Disneyland” and “Universal Studios” mostly to see the parade and shows (I’m not that brave to ride on the challenging rides!). When I went to the “Universal Studios Singapore” (USS) recently with my family, we intentionally chose to go there on Sunday because the parade is only scheduled on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

As per the schedule, the parade will start on 3 PM from “WaterWorld” and end in “New York” area. We were already tired after lunchtime so we quickly tried to find a good spot to sit and take a rest while waiting for the parade to start. USS was crowded that day; it’s Sunday and it’s the holiday season so it was a good decision to find our spot early. Finally, my children and I sat near the “New York” area while my husband was near the “Transformer” ride (because he wanted to ride the Transformer while the crowds were busy watching the parade).

The parade is called “Hollywood Dreams Parade”. The parade is divided into six segments which are the Opening, Madagascar, Shrek, Jurassic Park, Revenge of the Mummy and the Closing.

Let’s enjoy the “Hollywood Dreams Parade”!

The Opening was started by the Sesame Street Characters who walked in the front of the first parade car.

The second segment was my favourite…here comes the Madagascar! I remember Devani and Maxi used to like the movie so much.

Shrek and his friends were in the next sequence. I was a little bit disappointed because “Puss in Boots” was not included in the parade.

After meeting the Shrek, we were invited to come to the Jurassic Park. This was also Maxi’s childhood favourite. He used to watch the movie everyday! In my opinion, the dinosaurs in the USS are well-made. The colours, the size, the movement, the sound are all nicely presented.

I’m not a fans of the “Mummy” but yeah…here they come! The Cleopatra was actually not that bad! She acted well!

To be frank, I think the parade was too short (compared to the waiting time we had prior to it).  The parade was ended with another Hollywood scene…Marilyn Monroe, champagne, cabaret dancers.

Right after the parade ended, it started to rain! Many people including us quickly walked to the nearest restaurant so we can avoid the rain and grab some snacks!

 

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2 thoughts on “Universal Studio Singapore: Hollywood Dreams Parade”

  1. Hi, great pictures! I do enjoy watching the parade and I do believe the parade has undergone new changes since the Chinese New Year 2015 period in terms of choreography. If I’m not wrong, Marilyn Monroe is now in the car and Charlie Chaplin has taken her place on the final float. Can’t wait to see it again soon. Also, the Cleopatra character is the Nile Princess, inspired by Anck Su Namun from “The Mummy”

    1. Puss in Boots is actually in the parade, by the way, along with Pinocchio. Would have been great if he had a separate float with Kitty Softpaws from his movie though!

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