With the recent release of The Incredibles 2 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland has organised the summer edition of the Carnivale of Stars! We're able to meet our favourite Pixar superstars, like Remy and Emile and of course Mr. & Mrs. Incredible and their friend Frozone! However, the very first thing that caught my attention about this event was the Pixar Water Play Street Party parade. After experiencing one of the hottest days of the year so far (in May, nonetheless) while watching the premiere of Moana: A Homecoming Celebration, the news of a water parade was welcome to say the least.
When I received news of this year's Magic Access Summer Party, I was determined to attend. I rounded up the best team of people I could and we headed off to Disneyland in the sweltering heat with full intentions of getting drenched. As Hong Kong's weather maintains its reputation, we were soaking wet from the rain before we even entered the park! Humidity hung in the air so by the time the rain cleared out, we were ironically more committed to truly soak up the fun at this parade.
The first few notes of a brand new parade ranks very high as one of my favourite experiences. When they say this will be the coolest summer ever, they aren't lying! The moment the music started and the parade came around the corner from Fantasyland, the entire atmosphere on Main Street transformed. You could see everybody along the parade route bobbing and dancing to the music. As the floats cruised by, spraying us and leaving nobody dry, a cast member who saw us dancing actually stopped and told us that we were standing at the best spot to get wet during the show!
One thing I love about recent Disneyland shows and parades is that they've been teaching dances to the guests! I also really enjoyed how the more we danced, the more the dancers would spray us with water. All that movement needed something to counter the heat!
Luckily, for those who don't want to get wet, they've put up signs for the wet zones so you'll know which areas to avoid during the show stops.
I'm looking forward to watching this parade on every trip I make this summer. Summer 2018 will be incredible with the Carnivale of Stars - Make A Splash!
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