Welcome to #SundaysOnParade!
Last week we visited Disneyland while it celebrated its 25th anniversary with a wonderful, character filled parade. Today we get to experience another fun filled anniversary.
We are traveling to the Magic Kingdom from 1981 to 1982 while the park celebrates its 10th year open. First in the parade lineup were Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, who rode atop a blue and silver 10th anniversary logo float to the new theme song, “Walt Disney World Is Your World.” The rest of the parade’s floats offered up a visual and audible tour of each of the park’s six unique “lands.”
The Main Street Trolley brought in the Main Street, U.S.A., section of the parade, with dancers giving a performance of “Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley.” The Dapper Dans, plus Pluto dressed in barbershop quartet gear, followed. They rolled along on penny-farthings and bicycles built for two, singing “In the Good Old Summertime.” Cinderella’s pumpkin coach and a Casey Jr.-style train served as the Fantasyland finale, which also included appearances by the Seven Dwarfs, Aristocats, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, Winnie the Pooh and friends, the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. The resort’s 1907 horse-drawn calliope (which can still be seen upon very special occasions), provided music.