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Is Disney tweaking Countdown to Fun parade?

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World News & Rumors' started by Isafari, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Isafari

    Isafari Wild Animal Expert

    Jun 29, 2008
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    From the Orlando Sentinel.....

    Word from backstage today was that the performers for Disney's Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun! parade were told Mr. Potato Head and Smitty, a fuzzy worker monster from "Monsters Inc.," would be joining the parade.

    Could this be an acknowledgment that the on-the-cheap parade, which debuted Jan. 16, just isn't cutting it?

    Disney often tinkers with parades and takes guest comments into consideration -- Internet reaction to the Countdown to Fun parade has been particularly negative.

    The Countdown to Fun parade replaced Block Party Bash, a lengthy "street party" that boasted acrobatics, an army of dancers, guest participation, surprise character appearances and a volley of soft Nerf balls at the end for guests to take home.

    Countdown to Fun pales in comparison. A simple character procession, it rolls by guests in about five minutes.

    While adding a few miscellaneous characters won't address what's fundamentally wrong with the parade, in my opinion, at least it shows Disney is aware of dissatisfaction over its shortcomings.

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