There is a costume contest and the parade is over an hour long. People come up with the craziest costumes! (see above) I believe he is the alps with the von Trapp familly climbing over him. The winner gets a Mexican Riviera cruise for 2.
My friends and I get dinner at the Bowl Market and eat in our seats. We ususally get a box but ended up on the benches this year. This event sells out even before tickets are available to the general public!
We love to sing at the top of our lungs (let's just say it's a good thing I don't have audio of it) and during Eidelweiss, everyone in the Bowl turns on their cell phones so they are lit up and sway them to the Captain's song.
This is the winner of the costume contest. The mom made cardboard notes representing Do, Ra, Me, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do. This woman is going on a cruise WITHOUT the notes! I will be back again next year!