What is The Incredibles H.I.T. Squad – Heroes in Training?
A return of the 2011-2012 show, Pixar Pals featuring The Incredibles: Heroes in Training, which ran in Hollywood Land while construction in Disney California Adventure prevented the Pixar Play Parade from happening. This show was recently brought out of mothballs to again fill in while the Pixar Play Parade (to be spotlighted tomorrow!) is displaced by the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival in the month of April.
The show features The Incredibles’ float, characters and dancers from the Pixar Play Parade along with a “trainer” who encourages young ones in the audience to come up and test themselves through exercise and feats of “strength” and target practice against the villains trying to stop them.
At the end of the show, the new troop of heroes receive stickers for participation.
Who are the performers?
The show is led by a trainer who revs the crowd up and helps search for “Heroes in Training”.
Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible, Frozone and various dancers and stilt-jumpers from the Pixar Play Parade also join in the fun.
When and where can I find it?
The approximately 10-minute show is performed twice daily, generally at 3:45 and 4:45pm. It is scheduled to run through the first few days in May. Check your daily Entertainment Times Guide or Disneyland Park app for confirmation as the schedule, as always, is subject to change.
It takes place in front of Paradise Pier facing the area between The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction building and the Embarcadero Gifts store.
Why spotlight it?
Even if it’s a repeat of a former show, I’m glad a decision was made to add *something* while the Pixar Play Parade is down. It’s less egregious to bring something older back temporarily, than to have nothing running at all.
This show, like Operation: Playtime! – Featuring the Green Army Men (to be spotlighted at a future date) or the former Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party at the same location is a simple one stop performance with characters that allows the young ones in the crowd to burn off some energy with some audience participation.
While the theme of The Incredibles feels a bit dated at this point, it’s still a cute show with the performers giving their all. The day I went to see it, the trainer was so upbeat and terrific, even I wanted to get out there with the little ones and join in the fun!
Have you stopped to watch The Incredibles H.I.T. Squad: Heroes in Training? Are you happy to have an extra show to watch in the park even if it’s an older one?