G-Fan and I went to see the Block Party bash at DHS yesterday. Made a special trip for that one little thing.
In short, I will have to say that I enjoyed the performance a lot. The performers are quite energetic and get into the spirit of things by reving up the guests into silly little things like shouting and jumping etc etc. Many of them were also very pretty and in great physical shape, which prompts me to believe most of them came here from CA's DCA? We don't see than many good looking kids around town on a regular basis I tell you.
I did see this show back during DL's 50th anniversary week at DCA, and didn't think much of it, nor do I recall most of it. I suppose these floats were the same they used at DCA?
Still, after being stuck for years with that mediocre Motorcade parade, it's nice to see something energetic parading down Hollywood Blvd at WDW's DHS, not to mention..something that requires a big cast to perform. This is in fact the closest we have ever come to DL-like streetaculars here in Orlando, and I am greatful for it. I however fear that some aspects of this parade will begin to be deleted or cut off in the coming weeks... just an educated guess on my part folks... but when the summer weather begins to heat up, I can see many of these performers challenged to their physical core.
Some surprises... the parade started at the front of the park and made it's way towards Star Tours, unlike it's predecesor. I was told there were three show stops, but to my knowledge, there were two. Those closest to Indy Jones Show and Star Tours missed on that. I was surprised to see several characters I have never seen before at a WDW park, especially during the Monster's portion of the show. I loved the Mr. Potato walk around. Clever use of this suit. I had forgotten the show uses common non-Disney music..
(Celebrate good times C'MON!! by Cool and the Gang is totally UNcool.) So that was a negative aspect for me, even though the music was well chosen to create a sense of "party-ing" and "participation". I like original music with my parades.
All in all, it's a cool show. Guests react positively to it, and are left pumped up after it! I sure was, and that is the bottom line. Plus, many kids get to do hoola hoops before the parade which is probably the only excersice they will get in their lifetimes, and that's a good thing.
TDLFAN rates it a B. Go check it out.