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Old 03-18-2013, 12:07 PM   #31
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Has there been an official announcement? I haven't seen anything and the schedules still show the parade is running. I would think they would need to let customers know before they stop the parade. With that said, I think we only watched this once and DD liked it, but we didn't feel it was worth planning for. I for one will be looking forward to seeing what they replace it with when they get there.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:13 PM   #32
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Has there been an official announcement? I haven't seen anything and the schedules still show the parade is running. I would think they would need to let customers know before they stop the parade. With that said, I think we only watched this once and DD liked it, but we didn't feel it was worth planning for. I for one will be looking forward to seeing what they replace it with when they get there.
As stated on the previous page, cast members were notified on Friday that the last scheduled day is April 6. There has been no public statement by Disney, but it is being reported by several sites dedicated to WDW information.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #33
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Sorry I have not been able to give more information since I posted this.

The Parade/DCR/Fantasmic Cast were notified about this change Friday, only hours after the decision was made. There are many rumors about why this is happening, such as park expansion for Star Wars Land/Lucas Land type stuff, but the only thing that has been confirmed is that there will be backstage roadwork in the area of the parade route before it starts and after it ends, and that the floats will not be able to pass. The Disney Channel Rocks float that's the same path that the parade does to exit.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:23 AM   #34
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From what I have heard, they will be doing behind the scenes road work making it impossible to move parade floats, so I would not expect a new parade for at least a little while.
What do you think this means for the Legends of the Force parade during SWW? I find it very hard to believe they would do away with that.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #35
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I am really sad to see the parade go. If it is only backstage work it will probably come back again.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:01 PM   #36
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What do you think this means for the Legends of the Force parade during SWW? I find it very hard to believe they would do away with that.
From what I have heard and what I know about the backstage areas in which the floats drive, the rented cars that are used for the Star Wars Weekend parades are about to exit into the CM parking lot behind Indiana Jones and will not take the full path the parade takes currently.

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I am really sad to see the parade go. If it is only backstage work it will probably come back again.
One will, but it will not be the same Countdown to Fun Parade.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:02 AM   #37
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Dissapointing. My son likes that parade.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:42 AM   #38
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What do you think this means for the Legends of the Force parade during SWW? I find it very hard to believe they would do away with that.
Seeing how their just cars a parade building won't be needed, so it'll stay.
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Any word on new parade?
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:00 AM   #40
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Cant help but feel this is a trial to see how dropping the parade and show affects visitor numbers with the possible intention of dropping the parade from DHS permanently.

Overall, to me, this definitely drops the park from a full day to a half day park.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #41
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I started sensing this when Hollywood Studios became the dumping ground for older attractions from other parks.
Block Party Bash became Disney Hollywood's Dreams Come True Parade
Fantasmic cut down to a few shows a week.
It's obvious that we need the expansion of Pixar Place, AND the rumored Lucasfilm expansion to enhance this park.

And I still wish that the original Sunset Blvd plans hadn't fallen through. It would've been nice to have 4-5 more e-tickets.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:54 PM   #42
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I hope they are working for a better replacement
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:38 AM   #43
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Nothing yet, but the insiders say don't expect a new one.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:28 PM   #44
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To me, all of this is pointing to something most of us want to see. The parade route and the DC show are both located at the crossroads of Hollywood and Sunset, the location of the "temporary" hat. If BOTH of them are being canceled, and with roadwork going on, some work may be going on over there, if you know what I mean...

We may be seeing this a lot more often...

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:54 PM   #45
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My little guys will miss this parade. They loved it when we were there last.
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