It was the perfect day for the debut of the new parade, ‘Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party’ today in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The new parade uses the floats from the previous parade, ‘Move It!, Shake It!, Celebrate It!’ The parade route starts down by the Fire Station on Main Street U.S.A and proceeds up to the hub area in front of Cinderella Castle. The new theme song is “Party Up!”
My favorite spot for watching this parade used to be at the top of Main Street on the right before the hub area. I will be changing my location with this parade. For the last number they allow guests that have been waiting to now stand in the street blocking the view for those that have been standing there for the entire parade.
They are reusing the gift box floats but the characters now pop up from inside the boxes. The party hosts are Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. Stitch, Phineas and Ferb, and Woody are a few of the characters on the floats.
There is new music but I didn’t find it as catchy as the previous parade. Maybe it will take some time for this music to grow on me. There are now video screens on the sides of the floats. I loved the previous version of the parade. I love the fact that parade gets the guests involved. Just be aware of where you are walking and don’t get too close to the floats.
They encourage you to take selfies while you are enjoying the parade and share them on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag#MoveItShakeItPics. You may see your photo displayed on the screen in the finale song.
A new part of the parade is Play It! They give the crowd 3 choices for the next song. The song with the loudest applause wins and that is the next song played. When the parade is over they proceed back down Main Street, U.S. A.
If you see this parade tell me what you think in the comments below. See you in the parks!
Category: Disney World