|More of these two awesome hams after the break|
The show broke the traditional parade mold by utilizing a "Show-Stop" format: the cast and floats began by parading and dancing along Main St. and Fantasyland to the beat of a bouncy instrumental rendition of "I Just Can't Wait to be King." The human performers were fantastic, but the animals stole the show.
|Guests camped on Main St. well in advance to secure a curb-side seat.|
|Those critters came really, really close!|
|The percussion float gave (arguably) the best Show-Stop performance.|
Happily, parts of it traveled to Disney's Animal Kingdom to become set-pieces in the live show, Festival of the Lion King in 1998. It's good to know part of the parade lives on.