2010 xmas parade registration is now open


#1

Registration for The 2010 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Filming [Friday and Saturday Dec 3 and 4] is now open. You can choose to participate either Friday or Saturday or both and help Disney create the kind of excitement around their Holiday special that will really sell the parks. Submitting your registration doesn’t guarantee you’ll be chosen as a volunteer, but if you get in early, you usually stand a good chance. Those chosen as volunteers typically get free access to the park once their filming duties are completed.

Good Luck!


#2

Oh my goodness this sounds so exciting- how I would love to be there at this time!


#3

I am soooo bummed!! We arrive the evening of the 4th. :crying: I would have registered us in a heartbeat.


#4

Timing doesn’t work for us.
Wife needed to put in for December time off in October.
Otherwise, we probably would have been in WDW on Friday 12/4 instead of 11/29.
On the upside, with last week’s shuttle launch being postponed until 11/30 (at 4 AM), I will be able to make the short drive to Titusville to (hopefully) see the next to last shuttle launch, and for me, a shuttle launch is much more to my liking than any parade (except maybe the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade which I have never seen in person while I have seen the shuttle launched 4 times).


#5

ok…so, how do you register??


#6

here is the link…sorry:

http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=1898480


#7

No thank you. We accidentally got caught up in the Christmas parade taping twice. Once we were stuck on Main Street and couldn’t even get to the castle. The second time we walked in and were immediately escorted to the right behind Tony’s and behind all the buildings. Up until that time we had a fairy tale view of WDW. Going behind all the buildings and seeing all the ‘behind the scenes’ was disappointing. Before the side track we enjoyed the smoke and mirrors, but now we really know what is on the other side of the buildings on Main Street.


#8

it is not pretty at all behind those buildings…in fact, the times i have been back there is absolutely filthy…


#9

What is behind the buildings?


#10

[QUOTE=Soundgod;1056140]except maybe the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade which I have never seen in person QUOTE]

It’s OK. Dont get me wrong, the balloons are AMAZING and all the handlers & the people in the parade are all alot of fun its really not all its cracked up to be. it was cold, rainy & windy…oh wait, i lie, the sun came out…when the santa float went by :dry: (he is last!)
Maybe if i could score some seats for the parade, THEN it would be worth it!

Now the Roses Parade in Pasadena, THATS one I want to see…only if i have seats though!!!:laugh:


#11

I think after the Christmas party we went to last year, in order to bleed off excess people from Main Street, they opened up a section of the backstage for excess guests to bypass the Main Street crowd. I think we went through the gate between the Plaza and the Noodle Terrace and came back on stage through the gate between Exposition Hall and the hat shop on Town Square.
Then again, I’d say that half of the audience from every performance of Fantasmic goes backstage between the back gate to the amphitheater and the gate next to the gas station in the DHS entry plaza.
But like I’ve been posting forever, I’m very comfortable in any backstage area in any performance venue in the world, so going backstage in a Disney park is no different. The smoke and mirrors (and everything else) are part of my tool kit. I’ve been on a first name basis with the “man behind the curtain” for close to 40 years now.


#12

[QUOTE=tinkfans;1056228]

It’s OK. Dont get me wrong, the balloons are AMAZING and all the handlers & the people in the parade are all alot of fun its really not all its cracked up to be. it was cold, rainy & windy…oh wait, i lie, the sun came out…when the santa float went by :dry: (he is last!)
Maybe if i could score some seats for the parade, THEN it would be worth it!

Now the Roses Parade in Pasadena, THATS one I want to see…only if i have seats though!!!:laugh:[/QUOTE]

I know full well that the best place to watch one of the major parades is on TV and not in person, braving crowds and nasty weather. Between that and the need to drive from Clifton NJ to Milford Ct for the annual family Thanksgiving dinner, we never went. I was hoping to catch it in 2003, but those plans went down the drain when DW got sick, forcing me to eat plane tickets and the tickets to my 30 year high school reunion as well as a prepaid Sopranos tour.
The Tournament of Roses Parade?
I worked the last 5 Orange Bowl Parades doing sound and lighting for the main revue and audience bleacher sections before it died when they moved the game from the Orange Bowl to Joe Robbie Stadium, so that parade means a little more to me. In fact, there were a couple years where our trucks were the last “floats” in the parade. (Gotta get home, so we’ve got to load out quick so they can reopen Biscayne Blvd!)
You knew it was bound for extinction when the networks dropped the parade and it was picked up by second tier syndication outlets.
Besides the Macy’s parade and the ToR are completely different parades. ToR is after all a competition with all the floats built by competitors while the Macy’s parade is all commercially built floats and it’s very similar to Disney parades (or is it the Disney parades took their cues from Macy’s?).