Re: New parade ideas?
I would very much like to see a parade come to World Showcase. I don't have very many ideas for that though. It probably needs to be more serious, because, I mean, it's Epcot. Block Party Bash wouldn't fit. Fab 5 and other characters in general would clash with the park's ideals.
If they decide SpectroMagic is getting a little too tired, I've got an idea. DHS is very weak without a nighttime show when Fantasmic! is only performed on every third blue moon to fall on the third Monday in odd-numbered months (or whatever it is. ) With SpectroMagic out of the way, (while I do love that parade,) there'd be room to have the Hollywood Boulevard Electrical Parade. Similar in content to the MSEP, instead of celebrating classic Disney films, it can celebrate movies of the second Disney Animation Golden Age and after. I don't know whether it would be better to keep the classic Baroque Hoedown soundtrack or create a new, more cinematic soundtrack like Spectro.
Speaking of, I have heard rumors of swapping SpectroMagic for DL's Parade of Dreams one day. Though, then there'd be two Electrical Parades in Disneyland Resort. And Dreamlights and Fantillusion are still going internationally. Has MSEP gotten a run at HKDL? Maybe that's where it should go now.
Animal Kingdom... I know that there was the Rivers of Light nighttime parade that was meant to be performed on Discovery River. That was supposed to be like a lantern parade on the water. Steven Davison was running that project, but it was dropped because making the room for people to watch the parade on the water and widening the pathways would involve destroying a lot of the work that was put into the nature, landscaping, foliage, and horticulture that went into that park's creation. Still, I think there should be something for the evening. Maybe, instead of a parade or fireworks show (that would frighten animals,) maybe some sort of light show would make sense?
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