On May 5, 2005 Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams premiered for Disneyland guests at the happiest place on Earth to celebrate Disneyland’s 50th anniversary! Here is a video, not from that day, of this magical parade. We hope you enjoy it!
Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams Units
- Gateway to Dreams/Opening Unit – Tinker Bell and Peter Pan were joined by the Blue Fairy, Fairy Godmother, and the three good fairies from Sleeping Beauty. At times Merlin would make an appearance in this unit as well.
- Dream of Enchantment/Beauty and the Beast Unit – Both Belle and the Beast were joined by Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, Lumiere, and a host of dancing dishes as they invited guests to “be our guest!”
- Dream of Laughter/Pinocchio Unit – Pinocchio is joined by toys from Geppetto’s workshop (and a giant puppeteer Geppetto). They were joined by Foulfellow, Gideon, Jiminy Cricket along with Cleo in a goldfish bowl.
- Dream of Another World/The Little Mermaid Unit – Ariel dreams of being a part of your world as she glides down the parade route surrounded by dancers and joined by Sebastian and Flounder.
- Dream of Imagination/Alice in Wonderland Unit – Alice, the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit, the Royal Marching Cards, dancing flowers, and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum make up this zany unit that jumps all over the place.
- Dream of Adventure/The Lion King Unit – High atop Pride Rock Simba stands as animal dancers lead the way. He is joined by Nala, Zazu, Rafiki, Pumbaa, and Timon. Birds also did some incredible acrobats during the show stops.
- Dreams Come True/Finale Unit – The Royal Court leads the way as Mickey and Minnie ride high above in a castle tower at the end of the parade. They were joined by Princess Aurora, Snow White, and Cinderella who are accompanied by their princes. Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy, Chip and Dale, and the Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs are on and around this float as well which is followed by two rope attendants at the back of the parade.