Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1

    • Former Cast Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    ORANGE COUNTY, CA
    Posts
    5,347

    Hollywood Parade..........

    Did anyone see this years Hollywood Christmas parade? I thought it was pretty good coverage this year, especially with the marching bands. It is about time they give the bands their fare share of credit, after all some of them travel thousands of miles to entertain the parade goers and in years past, they would always go to a commercial as soon as the bands entered the tv area. So good coverage this year.

  2. #2

    • The Mystery Mouseketool
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    La Verne, CA
    Posts
    157

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    Yep. Thought the coverage was great, but knowing that a good percentage of stars jump out of the cars and leave as soon as they pass the cameras spoils the parade a bit for me. Of course, the thousands of people on the Boulevard also don't get the singing or dancing performances...

    - Johnny
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." - BB

  3. #3

    • Super saucy pixie!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    841

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    When was it on? Man. It's not even December yet!

  4. #4

    •   
      MiceChat Moderator
    • Mickey and 'Key
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    All smiles at the DL!
    Posts
    20,517
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    Nope, didn't know it was on
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





  5. #5

    • Hug a Billy
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    The Golden Horseshoe/Big Thunder Jamboree
    Posts
    2,535

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    Don't worry if you missed it. If you live in the LA area, it is being repeated on the following dates:

    Saturday, December 2nd at 2P/PST
    Saturday, December 9th at 3P/PST
    Saturday, December 16th at 6P/PST
    Saturday, December 23rd at 3:30P/PST


    I'm afraid I wasn't as impressed with the parade. The hosts kept talking over the bands, especially the ones with bagpipes (which I love). I did like the drum off between Bellflower High and Mayfair High (I live in Lakewood and am familiar with both schools). Santa looked good this year, though when his float stopped suddenly, he almost toppled over. The camera quickly cut away and then back to him after he regained his balance. Nothing like live TV.

  6. #6

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,624

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    i miss bob and leeza but I also miss the big floats the studios used to do. paramount and WB and disney. they all used to have floats that showed their upcoming releases and disney used to have a huge unit with the characters and DL as well. this year they had nothing. just universal characters in cars. pretty sad. after all this is the hollywood christmas parade but unless you knew it was in california it could have been held in any city.

  7. #7

    • love my friends
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    canadian living in las vegas, nv
    Posts
    36,995

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    this is the first year we havent seen it in person (in 7 years) i loved going there to watch the parade.. sigh..... but it was hard since we moved to vegas

    Friends for life

  8. #8

    • love my friends
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    canadian living in las vegas, nv
    Posts
    36,995

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    When was it on? Man. It's not even December yet!

    it was on last sunday. thanksgiving weekend

    Friends for life

  9. #9

    • Former Cast Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    ORANGE COUNTY, CA
    Posts
    5,347

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendygirl View Post
    Don't worry if you missed it. If you live in the LA area, it is being repeated on the following dates:

    Saturday, December 2nd at 2P/PST Saturday, December 9th at 3P/PST
    Saturday, December 16th at 6P/PST
    Saturday, December 23rd at 3:30P/PST


    I'm afraid I wasn't as impressed with the parade. The hosts kept talking over the bands, especially the ones with bagpipes (which I love). I did like the drum off between Bellflower High and Mayfair High (I live in Lakewood and am familiar with both schools). Santa looked good this year, though when his float stopped suddenly, he almost toppled over. The camera quickly cut away and then back to him after he regained his balance. Nothing like live TV.

    I think the Long Beach Jr. Concert Band drummers should have been in that drum off. they would have been more exciting and a lot louder to watch. I am a bit biased, cuz I used to be in that great drum section.

  10. #10

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Prince Ali
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Agrabah
    Posts
    11,039

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    coverage was ok. better than some previous years. It played on
    our local ABC tv station the Sunday night after Thanksgiving. They
    did have some of the cast from High School Musical, so I assume Disney
    sposored that. (Side note, some of the cast from High School Musical
    were in the Macy's parade also) I'm sure they were in it to help promote
    the HS Musical that is on tour.

    One thing I did notice, and thought strange, as the Camera's panned the crowd, and the parade, quite often you would see the signs for the Chinese Theater and Kodak Theater on Hollywood Blvd, BUT the camera's NEVER, NOT ONCE panned the area showing the Disney Soda Fountain or El Capitan Theater, which are immediately across the street from Grauman's Theater. You would think that with panning the crowds in that area, that you would see, at least once the front of either the El Capitan or the Soda Fountain. They must have purposely avoided showing those for some ODD reason. ANYONE have the story on that??????

  11. #11

    • Still lost in Neverland
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Van Nuys, CA
    Posts
    4,068

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    That parade isn't even worth watching anymore. B and C grade TV show "Stars" and that's about it. They talked over the bands and even though the Santa was great looking like Wendy Girl said they stopped so suddenly he almost went head over boots off the front of the sleigh. Just not the same parade it used to be, no matter how hard you wish it was. No pixie dust here anymore.
    Peter Pan Forever!!! I Will Never Grow Up.

    Thank You Poisonedapples

  12. #12

    • This is my car, Stitch :)
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
    Posts
    9,958

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Boy View Post
    That parade isn't even worth watching anymore. B and C grade TV show "Stars" and that's about it. They talked over the bands and even though the Santa was great looking like Wendy Girl said they stopped so suddenly he almost went head over boots off the front of the sleigh. Just not the same parade it used to be, no matter how hard you wish it was. No pixie dust here anymore.
    I don't consider this year's Grand Marshall George Lopez as a B or C grade TV "star" as you call it.

  13. #13

    • Still lost in Neverland
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Van Nuys, CA
    Posts
    4,068

    Re: Hollywood Parade..........

    I didn't mean him, but all the other non stars that they seem to cram into that parade. No big names at all. Just TV kids and old TV stars that don't have anything going on now anyway. It's a point I am making. That parade used to be fun to watch with the big Hollywood stars, the big floats, etc. Now, sorry to say it's a zero deal.
    Peter Pan Forever!!! I Will Never Grow Up.

    Thank You Poisonedapples

Similar Threads

  1. December 19, 2008: Hollywood Holly-Day Parade
    By Werner Weiss in forum Yesterland
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-18-2008, 07:54 PM
  2. Hollywood Christmas Lane Parade.......
    By PLAZAINN1 in forum MiceChat Main Lounge
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-20-2008, 09:37 PM
  3. Hollywood Pictures Backlot - Problems on Hollywood Blvd.
    By Darkbeer in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-21-2006, 01:49 PM
  4. MGM's Hollywood Holly-Day Parade photos
    By TDLFAN in forum Walt Disney World Resort
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-04-2005, 06:50 PM
  5. Mains Street Electrical Parade and the Hollywood Bowl
    By MSEPForever in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-05-2005, 01:45 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •