Monday, June 3, 2013
Mickey's Soundsational Parade Is Well.....Sensational
Every once in awhile I get surprised by something. Even though Disneyland's Mickey's Soundsational Parade is over a year old now, I hadn't seen it until about 6 weeks ago. Now, truth be told, I am not a parade guy. Don't really care for them much except Disneyland's Christmas Fantasy Parade because...well...that parade has Santa Claus in it and anything with Santa is a good thing. But on a cool Sunday afternoon, we grabbed a bench facing the Matterhorn and sat down to watch Mickey's Soundsational Parade...and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Now it could have been that after dragging my sorry behind around the park for most of the day, any Disneyland activity you can do while sitting on a bench works for me but I also thought the parade was fun, upbeat, colorful, and very nicely staged. The kids just love it. Disneyland's last parade (which I forget the name right now) was pretty weak. Mickey's Soundsational Parade proved to be a surprisingly entertaining show. So good in fact that we saw it a second time later on in the week. About the only thing I didn't care for was the parade ended with Mary Poppins and as much as I am not a parade guy, I am definitely not a Mary Poppins guy. That woman has haunted me for years, from the time I was 9 years old and actually saw it in a movie theater. Something about her flying around sky with an umbrella that just gave me the creeps (and nightmares). The rest of Mickey's Soundsational Parade gets a big thumbs up.
Here are some pictures - I think Mrs. DisneylandTraveler took all of them hence, blurriness is kept to a minimum.