I was able to attend the Paint the Night Parade this last May shortly after the Diamond Celebration started. If you go when the park is crowded you will need to find a place HOURS before the parade. So bring a blanket or towel to lay on the ground and have a seat. All ages will find this presentation delightful, even my 10 month old granddaughter was bouncing along with the music. Here is a video of the beginning to give you a taste of this spectacular parade.
I absolutely love all the lighting effects that are utilized. The colors are vibrant and beautiful and you will still be singing the music to yourself long after.
There are Pixar characters, including Monsters Inc, Cars and Toy Story:
The Disney princesses are included, Elsa and Anna are on a float of the Ice Castle:
Belle has a beautiful float with her rose. There are petal shaped screens behind her that change with the music.
Ariel has her float which is preceded by performers who are illuminated and resemble sea fans:
All the performers do an amazing job and the lighting is gorgeous. If you plan on going to Disneyland during the celebration, make plans to include this in your schedule as this is a MUST DO parade!