The OC Register’s Around Disney blog has a little bit more information on the new “Celebrate! A Street Party” which debuts this Friday:
Disneyland is holding all-night rehearsals to prepare for the Friday opening of its “Celebrate! A Street Party” street show.
The show will feature — in constant motion – 48 dancers, 12 dancers on stilts, 3 DJs, 12 drivers of combination bicycle/drum kits, and 24 Disney characters. (The characters include Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Chip and Dale, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Lilo and Stitch, Woody and Jessie, Alice, the Mad Hatter and Mary Poppins).
Giant balloons and floats will trundle along the parade, said Disney spokesman John McClintock.
The dancers will be in three different vignettes:
- The first will feature zoot-suited swing dancers stepping to jazz music.
- The second group will be in flashy costumes and dancing to rock ‘n’ roll tunes.
- Finally, the stilt dancers will come on the scene for the Latin conga finale in which audience members are pulled into the line. Tunes from Disney movies like “The Little Mermaid” will get a salsa treatment.
The parade stops at the mall in front of the its a small world ride, the central plaza near Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and then along Main Street – cast members perform the dance numbers for about 12 minutes at each location, McClintock said.
The show, starting Friday, will run at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. daily through April 19. Then, the parade will run only at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.