The parade came out of the gates next to Twisted Timbers at 9pm and stopped along Candy Apple Grove, where I took the video. After it passed us, we went over to ride the antique cars and went back up to Eiffel Tower around 9:45pm. I expected that the parade would have made its way up to Eiffel Tower and continued out a gate, but at 9:45pm all of the floats were still lined up and there was still dancing right there in front of the stage. While the dancing and singing and music was going on, spectators were able to get good close-up looks and pics of the floats (which were stationary and lights on) and that was really nice to see up close.This all looks way more expensive than I would have expected. It's amazing that they can justify this much work for a few-week-long event.
Worth noting that the video you saw was taken after 9PM and the actual parade begins at 8. There was still plenty of light for the parade tonight. Far more than at last night's rehearsal.The only thing I could suggest is having scattered spots of diffuse light shining down on the parade route. The grove paths are pretty dark and you can barely see the parade performers.
This should hopefully change once the rest of KD’s international employees arrive by the end of the month.It is a shame that staffing across the park seems to have taken a deadly nose dive compared to our early Spring visits over the past couple of years. After today, I remember why I haven't visited KD in the Summertime in almost 30 years.