I'd really like to see Disneyland put together a parade or stage show that truly marks the 50th anniversary of Disneyland!! For one, there is no special stage show, and SW does not cut it! And for me, POD does not qualify as a true 50th anniversary parade.
Oh sure, there's gold banners that the performers wave around at the end of the (very short) street show. But other than that, there's no mention of the parade signifying it's Disneyland's 50th. The parade is way too short and does not leave me with a *WOW* feeling at the end, so I'm there wanting more. As I've mentioned in earlier threads, to me, POD reminds me a lot of POTS, but with bigger, more elaborate floats.
There's not enough dancers/performers in POD, it lacks the music it should have for the 50th, and for me, the floats should not be about certain animated movies. But instead, a reflection of 50 years of what Disneyland Park has (and had) to offer. I would have loved to have seen 5 huge floats representing each era of Disneyland...from the 50's to now. Having the dancers/performers in that era representing attractions, shows, events or whatever special things happened then. I was really hoping for a parade with real creativity and uniqueness, but instead, it's nothing more than a parade that's predicable, short and slow. But mind you, better than POTS!
As for a stage show, again, I wish they had come up with something to celebrate 50 years. For Disneyland's 25th and 30th, they had *Disneyland Is Your Land*, and for the 35th, they had *One Mans Dream*. And for the 40th, they had a small stage show called, *Magic Kingdom Kabaret* over on the Tomorrowland Terrace (Club Buzz Stage).
Don't get me wrong, I'm loving what Disneyland has done (so far) with the Park, but I'm wanting more with entertainment alone! I'm hoping there are some new surprises (entertainment) once the official b-day hits.
I welcome any other comments or thoughts from other MiceChatters on this subject...good or bad, I can take it!