BPB is Block Party Bash - Disney Presents the Pixar Film Pals. It's the new parade at Disney's California Adventure. Eureka was the previous day parade at Disney's California Adventure. It left ... 3 years ago? I forget. But yeah... quite a while ago.
I'm excited for the videos! Can't wait!!
May I also remind everyone about the Parade of Dreams video over at Intercot West.
It was DCA's Premiere parade. download it at visionsfantastic.com. that video isnt that great but still pretty good. The music seems kinda messed up in it for some reason. but thats not the videographers fault. it just seems a lot different from the cd.
While at least the Eureka parade did justify its being there for the California theme (unlike BPB), it was the way they executed the parade that doesn't appeal to me. Too many bike thingeys, too many of those banner costume thingeys.
Curiously, the parade suffered for the same reason the whole park suffered- not enough Disney characters.
No Disney Characters is one of the reasons I enjoyed this Parade. The music was themed to each of the float beautifully and the transition from one segement to another blended together perfectly ~ as well as, if not better than the MSEP. And all the music for this parade was original.The music was upbeat and energetic, without going to the exteme hyperactive results now found in Block Party Bash.
The Floats were somewhat bizarre but filled with humor, and all had such unique elements to them, from acrobats, to drums, puppets, etc. Although many of the elements of this parade first were used at EPCOT, those elements really made Eureka unique.
The Colors of the parade were well done, and Eureka! was especially spectacular after dark with the terrific lighting system installed on the parade route. Really a shame that one of the best features of DCA isn't even used. When MSEP took over the night parade time, the lighting on the parade route wasn't needed for that parade.
I was really looking forward to other Parades in DCA without Disney Characters, that whole idea really intrigued me. It did give imagineers something new to work with!
that sucks. The other day I had a dream that i was only at DLR for a day (parkhopper) and just before Block party bash we were in DL and rushed to DCA but couldnt get inside in time for Block Party Bash and we missed it and I was so bummed.(I still havent seen it in person(not till like january because we are just going to go when monsters opens))