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Jan 23

Today In Disney History ~ January 23rd

Today In Disney History ~ January 23rd

 Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade (previously known as Share a Dream Come True Parade in 2001 and Disney Dreams Come True Parade in 2006) was the daytime parade at the Magic Kingdom park in the Walt Disney World Resort.
As Share a Dream Come True Parade, it was shown daily in Magic Kingdom as a part of the 100 Years of Magic Celebration. The parade featured unique snow globe style floats. From March 2001-April 2004, it was the Share a Dream Come True Parade, with a float concept of snowglobes that would create snow during the show stop. From April 2004-August 2006, it was the Share a Dream Come True Parade, however the big princess section was removed and instead the castle float that has already been described was added. The show stop section was also removed.

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During the 100 Years of Magic celebrations, the floats would stop at certain points along the route. Each float had a separate music score which consisted of the ‘We Share a Dream Come True’ theme, as well as music from each of the movies represented on the floats. A number of special effects were used, such as glitter and moving parts on the floats e.g. a rotating carousel rose up inside the Peter Pan float. The showstops were originally around 4 minutes long, but were soon shortened to around 2 minutes, mostly cutting out character dialogue. The showstops were discontinued in around 2004.

Disney Dreams Come True Parade
From August 2006-November 2008, the Disney Dreams Come True Parade was similar to the previous parade, though many of the floats were changed, and the snow globes were removed. This parade also had new soundtrack which was previously been used for Disney’s Dreams on Parade… Moving On at Tokyo Disneyland. The princess float was returned, but remained after the Peter Pan float and now the castle float closed the parade with Fab Five characters on it.

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade
From January 2009-June 2009, the parade was known as the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade. The parade incorporated the new What Will You Celebrate? theme that both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland were using. It now features lots of generic dancers instead of characters in the street, a bland overlay to the opening and castle float, but lovable music that keeps the parade from hitting Hannah Montana territory. Showstops returned. From June 2009, more characters have been added to the parade. The villains float was cut out. Showstops remained. This parade ran until January 2014, when it was replaced by the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

TMSM Today in Graphic by Sherry Rinaldi DeHart;Wiki

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