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    Block Party Bash Closes....

    in January.

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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    Although BPB was never one of my favorite parades that Disney put on, I will miss it fondly. If for nothing more than to see the smile on my partner's face. He loves it. At least when we (tentativly) go back to the parks in September he'll be able to see it one last time.

    I just hope that whatever "replaces" BPB will be good and not some cheap production.

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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    Oh...Never went to one
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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    I went to my first one last week.. it was pretty cool.. I only caught the last half of it though.. everyone watching was dancing around and getting into it..

    I wonder what they are think of replacing it with..


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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    there replacing it with a new pixar parade, im not kidding i read it somewhere by Al or on blue sky disney. Im kind of excited because i dont really care for the block party bash and id like to see Cars' cars driving down the parade route and some incredibles fighting and some ratatouille!

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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    That's lame. Where did you hear it?
    I mean, I know there's been the rumor of it closing/moving for a while but I had never heard an actual date

    BPB is a very fun high energy parade. You really can't help but move when you watch it and cheer for those CMs dancing their butts off for over 40 minutes in crazy CA heat.
    I'm sad to see it go unless it's replaced by something equally awesome


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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    While the performers deserve recognition for their hard work (they really do get into it, even in the heat), Block Party Bash is a poor excuse for a Disney parade. Incredibly tacky, a terribly grating soundtrack, and totally out of character for Pixar's films. I'll be glad to see it go.

    Hopefully a proper replacement will come soon enough.

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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    The performers in this "parade" are amazing! But I am so glad to hear that it will be gone soon!

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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    Its never good to having something CLOSE without an Announced replacement....
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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    Wow, I *am* out of touch... I thought it had closed already. I guess I'll have to get over there to see it then. Kept meaning to, but I rarely cross the esplanade unless lunch is involved.

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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    Am I alone in seriously disliking parades that stop and stay in place for ten minutes while the performers awkwardly try to pretend they're doing something? BPB is a good example of this. The current classic-Disney themed amalgam parade that currently runs through the park is another example. Okay, that one has some good elements to it, but it still stops. And the performers don't do much that they weren't doing while the parade was moving.

    I think this was one of the key reasons why Light Magic didn't work, but then I know there was a thread recently exploring that idea.

    Now the Mulan Victory Parade - that one was great. Loved it. It never stopped, had acrobats, a great soundtrack, and also belonged to the tradition of having a parade with a singular theme created just for a certain time and happening (unlike current parades, rides, and "Disney Parks" merchandise which can be mass-produced and sold or intalled in any park or shopping mall).
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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    The performers do work really hard and I think the floats are pretty cool. And now we lose it so they can have it in Florida. That's fine with me as long as we get a parade of equal or greater value. One thing I will say is that so far Disneyland hasn't fallen into the hole of needing to take parades from other parks like they do at WDW and I hope it stays that way. To quote Gareth from the UK Office, "I don't do sloppy seconds."

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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Necrosis View Post
    Okay, that one has some good elements to it, but it still stops. And the performers don't do much that they weren't doing while the parade was moving.
    I sort of agree with you on this one, Zoe. But I just LOVE the part when all the floats slow down and stop and then all of a sudden you hear Walt proclaiming, "To all who come to this happy place, WELCOME!" Man, I'm getting chills just thinking about it!

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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    Quote Originally Posted by JosephTNielsen View Post
    But I just LOVE the part when all the floats slow down and stop and then all of a sudden you hear Walt proclaiming, "To all who come to this happy place, WELCOME!"
    Yeah. That sample and the way they sweeten the audio is definately an inspired stroke of genius.
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    Re: Block Party Bash Closes....

    Some People Enjoy Parades for The Dancing I know My Grandma Does having Stops also allows more of the characters to come out and interact with the Children.

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