I love Disney. I just want to reiterate that. I have enjoyed all the parades I have seen at the parks but this was the worst thing I have ever seen at Disney. I am so glad I didn't camp out on the sidewalk to see this. My family and I were on our way out of the Park to grab some dinner at Downtown Disney when we saw the parade coming so figured we would wait and watch it.
I realize Disney has seized on this "Celebrate" theme for the year. "What are you celebrating?" is their tag but I don't want a parade that evolves around a marketing concept. Instead of impressive floats with characters going past you, you have average "traveling platforms" that stop in certain spots where costumed cast members dance in the street, encourage people around to wave their hands and the characters boogy down as well.
The music is a mish mash of pop, jazz, and rock ala elevator muzak style. In the words of my nephew "This is dumb! It's all Hannah Montana, Jones Brothers crap." In the words of his little sister "This is booorrrrrrrring! Can we go? This is LAME!" and this is from the girl who loves Selena Gomez and watches Wizards of Waverly Place religiously.
I have to agree. The parade was dumb, lame, idiotic and a total waste of my time. We cut through the shops, beat the parade to the front and left for dinner. I would advise you to spend your waiting time on World of Color and go on some rides while the chumps are camping out waiting for this snooze fest. I just hope that Disney will go back to what they do best - huge glorious floats with glittering characters waving at us as the whole line sails by.