This sounds like so much fun and I am going to miss it
Disney·Pixar’s Block Party Bash invites all ages to play along
When is a parade not a parade? When it’s Block Party Bash, a new kind of interactive entertainment experience that will be making its way through Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ beginning spring 2008.
“It’s a traveling interactive Guest experience,” said Disney Creative Entertainment Show Director Denise Pace. “It’s bigger than any parade.”
Look out world, here it comes!
Imagine you’re on Hollywood Boulevard and suddenly the street fills with gigantic floats and several adjacent stages adorned with giant children’s blocks, as more than 80 performers—including over 20 favorite Disney·Pixar Characters. And they’ve been looking forward to having lots of fun with Guests like you.
“The hosts are the Green Army Men from ‘Toy Story’,” explained Show Producer Thomas Tryon. “It’s their mission to get everyone ready to play, dance and otherwise join in. This is a real opportunity for you to have fun with Disney·Pixar Characters like you’ve never done before.”
Let’s play at the movies
Depending on where you’re standing, you’ll be welcomed into the fun by a cast of Disney performers and characters from any one of three major movie floats. It might be Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear and Mr. Potato Head from the “Toy Story” films. It could be Flik, Princess Atta and Heimlich from Disney·Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life.” Or it might be Mike Wazowski, Sulley and Boo from Disney·Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.”
You’ll also see some fun supporting characters from the films that will be fun to see in person at the Park. “We’ve got ‘Monsters, Inc.’ guys like Needleman and Smitty, who are the monsters that work in the factory,” said Denise. “We even have George who is that orange guy who’s got a kid’s sock on his back in the movie. You might even see the sock. It’s hysterical.”
The fun reaches super heights when Mr. Incredible, ElastiGirl and Frozone from Disney·Pixar’s “The Incredibles” appear on the scene to join in the playing and partying.
Trampolines, stilt walkers and toys galore
In addition to all the characters, each unit features spectacular performances, incredible dances and, in particular, awesome acrobatics on a series of trampolines. These intricate trampoline moves are so fantastic, they’re almost an attraction in themselves. Each cast of what Denise and Thomas call the “Pixar Pals” is decked out in costumes themed to the movies and characters they represent.
But the prime performers will be Guests like you, who are invited to dance, sing, shout, jump and play with whatever fun this amazing group of mirth makers can come up with: jump ropes, beachballs, you name it. And with some of the all-time most popular party hits of the last several decades as a soundtrack, it will be hard to resist joining in the festivities.
The streets are alive
“The whole street literally comes alive all around you,” said Thomas. “One of the things I love most about it is that it lends itself to multiple viewings. You might see what the performers do in the ‘Toy Story’ unit one time, and if you come back you might see it all happen with ‘A Bug’s Life’ characters. There is so much going on, that every time you see it you’ll see something new.”
“It’s difficult to compare it to anything we’ve done before,” Denise added. “It’s just such a high energy experience. And it was such a huge hit at Disney’s California Adventure® Park. Our Florida Disney Cast Members who have already enjoyed it in California have become huge fans, so they’re ecstatic that it’s coming to our Resort. It’s going to make quite an impact on Disney’s Hollywood Studios.”