Your Assistance Please

We need your help to battle spammers and also to keep our community user friendly.
PLEASE BE KIND TO OTHERS - Refrain from personal attacks. Avoid politics and harsh language whenever possible. If someone is violating our simple rules, DO NOT confront them, simply report the post.
STOP SPAMMERS - Report the post. DO NOT respond to them.

2017 is a year of renewal for us, we have lots of exciting changes on the way for you, but we don't have time to deal with trolls and spammers. If you find yourself suspended and need to plead your case, you will need to do so after your suspension. We are happy to address your concerns if you made a simple mistake. However, please note that those with a history of bad behavior and pushing our rules to the limit will not be given the courtesy of a reply.

MiceChat offers a number of ways for you to communicate and get involved. We offer Facebook Groups and Pages, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. We have a front page filled with amazing content. We offer weekly meetups in the parks. Meets and events all over the world. Podcasts and videos. And we continue to maintain forums for your posting convenience. But with all those options, we can't be everywhere all the time. We need YOUR help. Please don't poke the trolls. Report posts and leave reputation. We'll do our best to keep the forums clean and active, but we can't do so without your help.

Thank you for your support folks, it's going to be a really fantastic year in the MiceChat world.
See more
See less

Disney Parades!


Ad Widget

This topic is closed.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • [Question] Disney Parades!

    Welllll I have the Magic Kingdom Event Part Music CD from WDW MK... I have been to several of the Events on the CD and I was watching this video Mickeys Boo to You Halloween Parade 2011, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Magic Kingdom - YouTube to reminisce my awesometastic 16th birthday on November 1st 2011...I was watching and then it hit are the parades set up? Do they practice them a lot? What controls where the floats go? ....Soooo I looked it up and there was nothing...I couldn't find any helpful information...So I thought I would ask the Disney experts on MiceChat!

    Its rare that I find something Disney related that I haven't studied (and usually studied in depth) and I really want to know about this! So any information you can give me would be great

    Thanks! <3

    Edit: Also how does the music work? Does each float have its own loop?
    Last edited by FuturePrincessWDW; 06-12-2012, 10:16 AM.

  • #2
    Re: Disney Parades!

    Each parade float has a driver, some floats are easier than others to spot where they are. The Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade doesn't rehearse to often, as they do the same thing every day and it hasn't changed in quite a while. The special event parades do practice a lot before the event begins. They will practice the dance a character routines first right by the parade warehouse. One year in October I watched Chip and Dale practice their snow-throwing technique for the Christmas parade. They also do full practices on the parade route after the park closes. Just before the event begins, they hold a cast member preview, so they can have a full dress rehearsal with an audience.

    The music has multiple layers to it. Each float has their own section that ties in to the base tune. If you look at the ground along the parade route, you'll see groups of spots that look like kind of like gum. They are actually magnets that read the floats and feed that information into the system that controls the music. The building along the route all have speakers that play the music that corresponds to the nearest float. That's why it never goes out of sync, even if the floats don't move forward constantly.

    Hope that helps!
    sigpic WDW Cast Member August 2009 - November 2011


    • #3
      Re: Disney Parades!

      Thats really cool! Thanks for sharing!


      Ad Widget