This is a bit of a spinoff from another thread, but I thought it deserved it's own due to the opinions of all. There are no wrong or right answers. Personally my favorite parades have been Lion King, and MSEP... but I can't really say why. Since Lion King nothing for me has really compared. So I'm curious, is a parade stronger when it is centered on one theme, one movie, or one character, instead of being a mix of every loveable Disney character? MSEP is a huge mix, but it's central theme is the twinkling light and annoyingly catchy music. I honestly feel that they could toss in almost any set of characters and it would retain it's magic with those lights and that music. The Christmas parade is another such mix, Disney characters sprinkled throughout... with the overlaying theme as Christmas Holiday celebrations (I mean no offense to other religions... it is a Holiday parade that features the song Christmas Fantasy). But I have highlighted 3 successes... there are many parades that fail to draw in a crowd. So now I leave the floor open... what makes or breaks a parade for you?