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Old 01-23-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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New MK parade floats on news

Past 2 days the news has been showing the construction of the new floats for the new MK parade. Maybe it's just me but I don't understand why they weren't building the floats and have the new parade ready to go when the Christmas parade was over.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:51 AM   #2
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The floats have been pictured in a number of blogs. CMs are in rehearsal now.

http://www.disneylifestylers.com/exc...antasy-photos/
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I expect a lot of the performers in the past parade will be in the new parade. They need time to rehearse for the new. Final construction and finishing touches done to equipment at the same time. I do think most of the construction is complete.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/...arade'.htm
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Also they are running the parade late, late at night to iron off all the kinks and the performers get everything right, they couldn't do that during the christmas season.
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As pp's have said, the floats have been done for a while, there were leaked photos of few of them a few weeks ago, and then of course, actual released ones!

CM's have been in rehearsals for a bit, and currently still are learning everything and finalizing it. Then the overnight's happen, where they have to wait for the park to close, empty, the parade route cleaned, and then they start.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #6
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Also they are running the parade late, late at night to iron off all the kinks and the performers get everything right, they couldn't do that during the christmas season.
Yes. Or before.


But, instead:

"They saved some bucks and did it this way."

The same answer that can be applied to far, far too many things at WDW in recent times.
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Yes. Or before.
Would have not been possible to do it during the "Christmas season".

The floats were not "in the park area" at that time and just moved over early last week. The buildings that they are housed in were full with floats that are used in other parades and the logistics of housing them (primarily because of their height) was not possible until the Celebrate floats were completely removed and other units repositioned. In addition to that, they weren't even ready to move until after the first of the year and then some other work has to be performed.

Lot more to it than meets the eye, notwithstanding that entertainment cast gets stretched pretty thin for "rest time" during the Christmas season with the amount of parades that occur during that time.
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The entertainment CMs, next Christmas season, go back to working 12 - 16 hour days as they did this past season. All CMs involved in the MK Christmas shows and parades worked non-stop from December 18th through the 31st and then immediately were cast back into their regular bid.

The majority of parade CMs will be in FoF and will be rehearsing in waves... some begin their rehearsals in mid-February and for now, they are in their regular casting... which could mean more Hoedowns or more MiSiCi.

The money, along with the health and welfare of the finite group of parade and show CMs, appears to be the determining factor in how entertainment determines what they do.
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The entertainment CMs, next Christmas season, go back to working 12 - 16 hour days as they did this past season. All CMs involved in the MK Christmas shows and parades worked non-stop from December 18th through the 31st and then immediately were cast back into their regular bid. The majority of parade CMs will be in FoF and will be rehearsing in waves... some begin their rehearsals in mid-February and for now, they are in their regular casting... which could mean more Hoedowns or more MiSiCi. The money, along with the health and welfare of the finite group of parade and show CMs, appears to be the determining factor in how entertainment determines what they do.
When is the new parade expected to start? We will be there in mid May
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When is the new parade expected to start? We will be there in mid May
It will be up and running before May. Projected start is mid-March.
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Would have not been possible to do it during the "Christmas season".

The floats were not "in the park area" at that time and just moved over early last week. The buildings that they are housed in were full with floats that are used in other parades and the logistics of housing them (primarily because of their height) was not possible until the Celebrate floats were completely removed and other units repositioned. In addition to that, they weren't even ready to move until after the first of the year and then some other work has to be performed.

Lot more to it than meets the eye, notwithstanding that entertainment cast gets stretched pretty thin for "rest time" during the Christmas season with the amount of parades that occur during that time.
That all makes sense to me!

And somehow I'm not bothered by a business making reasonable business decisions, particularly when they don't "hurt" their customers in any way shape or form.

Guess I'm more of a "glass half full" person than I thought... my reaction was simply: "Cool -- new parade floats!"
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.....Guess I'm more of a "glass half full" person than I thought... my reaction was simply: "Cool -- new parade floats!"
Likewise.

From reading some quotes, I think there are those who are whiners and chronic complainers.
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likewise.

From reading some quotes, i think there are those who are whiners and chronic complainers.
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I expect a lot of the performers in the past parade will be in the new parade. They need time to rehearse for the new. Final construction and finishing touches done to equipment at the same time. I do think most of the construction is complete.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/...arade'.htm
Thanks for the link, Dan - great video - the floats they show look awesome!
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