We went to USJ one evening at the beginning of July just to see the electrical parade!
I love Disneyland’s parades so much I didn’t expect the USJ parade to compare at all, but I was happily surprised.
The floats were very big, detailed and impressive! The music irritatingly repetitive and catchy (just like Disney!). The dancing flamboyant and cheesy. It was great!
As well as the usual USJ characters like Elmo, Snoopy and Hello Kitty some old classics were featured such as Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.
The high point was when one of the many Mad Hatters poured imaginary tea into Js cup.
The parade lasted about 30minutes, much longer than I expected.
After it was finished the park was pretty much closed so we followed everyone else out…via the gift shops.
Harry Potter opened July 15th but they already had some HP goods in the gift shop when we visited.
These every flavour Bertie Botts beans were ¥1500! Everyone was trying on the robes and scarves from the movie, but at ¥11,000ish I won’t be getting one!
I did buy a keychain of the beans though for ¥1,200 (the blue light up Mickey isn’t part of it, J won that at Aizen festival!).
USJ Magical Starlight Parade: http://www.usj.co.jp/e/attraction/msp.html