Earlier this Spring, I renewed my Universal AP for the third year. One aspect of the park that keeps me coming back are the shows and streetmosphere acts. With the summer season officially underway, Universal ramps up it's offerings and I made a recent visit to check out the latest.
British Dancers - I believe this is a brand new streetmosphere show for 2011, as I've never seen it in previous visits. Two female dancers drive around in a convertible Mini Cooper and stop in Baker Street. Two male dancers dressed as Palace Guards join them and they all dance to a medley of music from UK artists.
Can-Can Dancers - this streetmosphere show has been playing in the park for a few years now. It's always a fun diversion on the upper lot, in front of the International Cafe.
Zorro and Elena - a new dance-themed act replaces the former stunt-themed show. This was mentioned in this forum or in one of the weekly MC updates a few weeks ago, so I wanted to check it out for myself.
More pictures coming up, including Marilyn Monroe and the Diamond Dolls, and Universal's Character Jam
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Marilyn Monroe and the Diamond Dolls - this is a seasonal show on the upper lot during the summer. There is a variant during Grinchmas featuring Mrs. Claus and the Santa Dolls. If you ever want to see a line of dads or grown-up guys standing in line for pictures with characters, look no further than the post-show meet 'n greet with the Dolls.
Character Jam - a year-round show playing on a stage in the Lower Lot, the Character Jam features a collection of Universal Monsters in the first act hosted by Beetlejuice. And a second act featuring familiar cartoon characters dancing.
Of course, there are other shows that are more familiar to frequent guests like the Blues Brothers Revue, the Animal Actors Show and the big showcase, the WaterWorld stunt show. But some of these other smaller shows are well worth stopping for a few minutes. They are all quite fun and not that long of a diversion to keep you away from other attractions!