Hollywood Dreams Parade at Universal Studios Singapore was recently updated with new outfits. In this feature, we’ll take a look at the parade’s new look.
Hollywood Dreams Parade Photo Updates
Hollywood Dreams Parade still features 14 floats and a large cast of performers. The parade is performed on Saturdays and Sundays and certain public holidays. The show time was recently standardized to 5:00PM, though I must comment that even after 20 months, it still does not start on time from The Lost World (Waterworld Entrance).
The photos in this feature are taken at The Lost World, the first turn at the parade route. I prefer to watch the parade from this area because it’s the first section (which means less waiting, generally).
Rolling Marquee and Stars in Car
The first change was most shocking, and didn’t quite make sense to me. Bright red wigs from the 1700s? Pink bows?
The ribbon dancers’ costumes has the film reels slimmed down. The older version looked bulky and made movement difficult. The dancers also have a fancy headgear filled with reels.
The photographers’ costumes were changed: Black fedoras, black pants, plus the coats for the male performers now feature gold edges. The “Press” tag on their hats are gone.
Not sure if the jumping dancers on the float are permanently gone or not.
Far Far Away
Fairy Godmother’s costume has either changed or this is just an alternate outfit. Either way, the fabric has a different pattern – the one over here has larger floral prints (the floral pattern in the April 2013 photos is a lot finer and doesn’t show up from afar).
Well these costumes for these dancers are definitely different.
Also gone: the “Princess Leia” hairstyle.
The two Squires (I guess they can be called that) have been replaced by an entirely new group of performers, also in new costumes.
The Pterodactyl group at the Jurassic Park segment dons a new look: Short-sleeved shirts, brown vests and interestingly, green socks. The other performers kept with the old look.
As for the Anubian Wariors (or Princes, Guardians, Walkers) in Ancient Egypt – extra armbands for everyone! (Not kidding, go back and check the April 2013 update if you don’t believe.)
The Scorpion King gets an additional photo for looking straight into my camera.
Ardeth Bay modelling a look from the Medjai Spring/Summer 1926 Collection.
And we have the O’Connells (and a park staff member who kept trailing behind them). Oh well, I think these cast members were one of the park’s best pair, but I’ve never seen them perform in Hollywood Dreams Parade. And girlll that’s some crazy hair curls. What do you all think?
One of the nicest changes is the new Scarab Princess Trio. A lot more elegant than giant scarabs dancing around.
The Scarab Princess also gets an additional photo for looking straight into my camera.
That’s a Wrap!
The group of dancers holding HOLLYWOOD letters now have shiny new outfits. Instead of the male and female dancers having different coloured outfits, now it looks more cohesive – both outfits now share two colours, but still retain one key colour.
The bellhop stiltwalkers (in the background here) have changed from red to green.
Different outfits for the dancers on the float. The men now wear tailcoats and the full ensemble that goes along with it.
And this photo shows the final set of new costumes for the Champagne and Finale Banner performers.
The Finale Banner now gives a reminder of the Lake Hollywood Spectacular show. This will be shown on Saturdays, or any other day when the fireworks are scheduled later at night.
Quick Review on this Hollywood Dreams Parade update
It’s great to see the park making an effort to update its live entertainment offerings. Although not much has changed in the show, the new costumes give the parade a new look that is more vibrant and engaging.
Pacing has improved quite significantly, with the addition of performers in between floats that help to spread out the flow of visual action. There is no longer an awkward gap between the the Rolling Marquee and Madagascar.
The soundtrack for the parade was tweaked slightly. From my viewing spot at The Lost World, the music sounds like it is running as sequenced. It would be better if the park’s sound system is upgraded with more speakers so that the music can be heard consistently clear and sound “fuller”.
Hollywood Dreams Parade is now on hiatus until November 2013.Subscribe to dejiki.com or Like my Facebook page for notifications of updates: