Take a break from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there’s a new 50’s style dance show now performing at Universal Studios Orlando. It’s time to Drive-In and Dance! Guests at the Florida theme park happened upon a new street atmosphere show outside the quick-service spot called Mel’s Drive-In Restaurant.
Mel’s Drive-In Restaurant is located on a corner in the Hollywood-themed area of Universal Orlando Resort by the Transformers attraction. Guests will recognize it from all the retro rides parked out front. Universal Studios encourages each Guest to “cruise over to this hip hangout.”
From the Universal Orlando Resort website:
Prepare to rock around the clock at this American Graffiti-inspired 50s drive-in featuring golden oldies on the jukebox and shiny vintage cars out front. Choose from burgers and fries, chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, onion rings, root beer floats and milkshakes. Dine inside with at a classic vinyl booth or outside beneath the glow of neon lights.
Now performing on the teal and grey steps are dancers dressed in outfits from the 1950’s and showing off some vintage dance moves. Three male performers in pastel button-downs and bowties hang around the classic cars talking to three female performers in colorful poodle skirts!
Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband” plays as one of the male dancers tries to win over the teal poodle skirt with his moves, but she’s not having it. The pink and yellow poodle skirts join her as a trio on the stage with their own hoppy choreography. Then everyone pairs off and gives the audience some more ’50s-inspired moves.
Each couple acts out their own cute little narrative as Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye” featuring Meghan Trainor plays next. Then the beat drops!
Servers from the restaurant suddenly lose their trays and take over the dance floor! Their style is modern hip-hop. The hip-hop servers convert the ’50s dancers, who lose the poodle skirts and button-downs as they start popping and locking.
Park Guests from the audience jump in when the ‘50s jams start up again. It’s basically a free for all dance party with follow steps from here on out. Eventually, all the performers dance their way out.
Prince of Macedon Vlogs uploaded his experience to YouTube:
The whole experience has a flash mob vibe in the middle of a theme park. What a fun new pop-up performance at Universal Studios!