This news just in from www.wdsfans.com:
The Entertainment Department at Disneyland Resort Paris has decided to rename the Disney Stars and Motor Cars parade. Currently the work name is "Disney's Stars 'n' Cars Event". Yes, that's EVENT, not parade. Early reports indicate that the original parade will be split up into three groups of cars that will come out in the park at the same time and entertain guests at the stops on Backlot, Production Courtyard and Toon Studio.
It sounds like they're aiming for a piece of Streetmosphere on a grand scale, which strikes me as a good idea. The traditional parade concept simply does not work very well in the sparse yet cramped WDS setting. There's no central corridor to act as a focus - there's just a series of unconnected open spaces, so a big piece of street theatre like this should be a much better fit.
What do you guys think?