June 2, 2009

Celebrate! A Street Party

If you caught my post on Monday, you may have noticed that my birthday was 2 Fridays ago. I know... I totally do my posts backwards ;) I woke up sick that morning, so it wasn't the birthday I thought it would be. But by noon I was finally feeling good enough to head down to Disneyland with my wonderful husband and parents. I was excited to see the new Celebrate! A Street Party "parade" since it had just recently come out and I missed it the last time I was down there. (Can you tell that we are passholders? We are kinda Disney freaks...)

Celebrate: A Street Party Sign

I had heard all kinds of reviews for this "parade". Some made it sound extremely entertaining and others thought it looked cheap. I had to see for myself. All of the music they played was upbeat and fun. The dancers did a great job which made up for the lack of real floats. There were tons of different characters (even one I didn't recognize which is rare).

The only part I didn't enjoy was right before the parade when the parade techs made everyone stand up. Now I'm on the short side (5'3"and a half) and so having grown men standing up in front of me didn't make me very happy. I spent most of the parade on my toes trying to get pictures without heads in it. I guess the idea was that if everyone is standing, more people will dance. Sure....

My review? If you were a fan of Block Party Bash over at California Adventure (or Hollywood Studios for those of you in Florida!), you'll enjoy it. If you hated Block Party Bash, I'm sorry.

Enjoy the parade from my view!

Celebrate: A Street Party Donald Float
Donald balloon float

Celebrate: A Street Party Donald Balloon

Celebrate: A Street Party Goofy 2
Goofy doing his moves

Celebrate: A Street Party Dancers

Celebrate: A Street Party Alice & Mad Hatter
Have you ever seen Alice do cheerleader moves? I have!

Celebrate: A Street Party Mad Hatter
The Mad Hatter getting down!

Celebrate: A Street Party Clarabelle
Clarabelle! How often do you see her?

Celebrate: A Street Party Goofy
Goofy... again.

Celebrate: A Street Party Dancer 4
I think this was my favorite picture of the day!

Celebrate: A Street Party Dancer 3
Halfway through, stilt walkers came out of no where. How did I not notice them?

Celebrate: A Street Party Mickey Balloon
Mickey balloon float

Celebrate: A Street Party Drummer
This drummer guy was crazy!

Celebrate: A Street Party Dancer 2

Celebrate: A Street Party Mickey & MC
Hi Mickey!

Celebrate: A Street Party Minnie
Minnie looked totally cute in her glittery outfit.

Celebrate: A Street Party Minnie Balloon
Minnie balloon float. I think this one was my favorite.

Celebrate: A Street Party MC

Celebrate: A Street Party Donald & Daisy
Donald & Daisy

Celebrate: A Street Party Pooh
Pooh!

Celebrate: A Street Party Peter Pan
Peter Pan

Celebrate: A Street Party Goofy Balloon
Goofy balloon float

Materhorn
Here's the only other picture I took that day. Can you tell I wasn't feeling good?

By the way, thank you to my wonderful family for putting up with my sudden illness and adding to my photography habit! I can't wait to see what I can do with my new flash and remote! You guys are the best!

4 comments:

Jenna said...

So much color all over the place. I love it!

Korey O said...

Oh what flash and remote did you get? I also got a flash for my birthday!! :)

Hannah said...

I love these! The colours are fantastic, and you captured the movement wonderfully. I can't wait to go to Disneyland again, the boy and I want to go sometime in 2011 when we do a big road trip across the US to celebrate finishing our degree/grad degree.

MCH said...

Happy birthday to you Laura!