-Yes, We all miss Parade of Dreams. It was lovely.
-Yes, maybe the entertainment department can do better. It has in the past.
-And yes, maybe we should have gotten something new this year.
But is whining about any of these things purely realistic in these times? Don't act so shocked and appalled. Money isn't everywhere these days. Not to mention Disney is putting a lot of the money it already has into other things. (Hint, hint: DCA) Also, not to mention C!ASP is not a parade. And before anyone says anything; No.. No it's not a parade. No. It simply falls into a completely different and unique category. So for the love of God and all that is holy please stop calling it one.
I can understand why it may be viewed as unattractive to some. I mean, it's loud and in your face. It's different. (Ahemm It's a party.) And it leaves a hole in the hearts for those who yearn for it's predecessor. But I don't understand why people would consider it flat out "terrible". Honestly people. Have you ever even given it a chance? Have you ever gotten down in it, and even let yourself enjoy it a little bit? I highly doubt it. What about the positive reception guests have been giving it? People love it. And don't tell me they don't know any better. It's not like none of these people were around just 2 years ago.
Also, before I continue, let me point out Pixar Play Parade, which runs 6 days a week (not on Thursdays) and has been running non stop since March 2008? C!ASP haters never seem to mention this. I wonder why?
Back to Celebrate: So what about the cast members in the show? I am a dancer. Not a great one, but alas, I am one. It's a hobby. I've been taking classes for a while now. Let me just say it takes all of my concentration and energy to even get a combination half as complex as the Celebrate choreography right. It looks easy, but it's not.
So. These skilled, hard working performers that smile so brightly when they take the stage: Would you tell them, face to face, that this show is "terrible"?
Would you tell these kids, who dance their HEART out, who get paid comparably less than others in entertainment, with considerably less hours, that their show is "awful" or "crap"?
The bottom line is I don't get how bitter some people are about this show. And me? Well, I'm just going to keep on Celebrating.