July 5, 2003 – The Nighttime Parade Fantillusion Begins in Disneyland Paris
“Mesdames et Messieurs et vous les enfants. Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls. Disneyland Park est d’heureux de vous presenter – proudly presents: the Disney’s Fantillusion Parade!”
On July 5, 2003, the nighttime parade Fantillusion began its run at Disneyland Paris. Based on the parade of the same name from Tokyo Disneyland, the Disneyland Paris version of the parade was presented in three acts: Mickey’s Magical Garden, The Disney Villains, and The Happy Ending. The Paris version of the parade is much smaller than the Tokyo version, using only 15 floats instead of Tokyo’s 31. The parade itself included almost 50 performers a night, along with 400,000 lights and 60 km of cables. The show’s run came to an end on October 31, 2012, and was replaced with The Main Street Electrical Parade.