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November 30

November 30, 2004 – Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade Kicks Off in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

“It’s a jingle jungle joy with all the holiday fun!

On November 30, 2004, the special holiday parade Mickey’s Jingle Jungle kicked off its first performance in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The parade is a variation of the normally performing Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade, with Christmas decorations added to the floats, along with holiday music mixed in with the original music. The parade has since been used every year, and lasts through the holiday season.

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November 3

November 3, 2000 – The Fireworks Show Believe…in Holiday Magic Debuts

“Does your heart hold the magic of the holidays?”

On November 3, 2000, the special fireworks show Believe…in Holiday Magic debuted in Disneyland. It was a spinoff of the 45th anniversary show Believe…There’s Magic in the Stars, and featured a variety of fireworks accompanied by a medley of holiday music. As the show ends, a simulated snow flurry starts falling in various areas within the park. The 13-minute show has been running in Disneyland almost every holiday season since its premiere.

April 28

April 28, 2006 – The 2005 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade Wins a Daytime Emmy

“The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Television Academy in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.”

On April 28, 2006, the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. ABC won four awards, including one for Outstanding Special Class Special for The 2005 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade. This was ABC’s first, and only, win in this category as of 2017. Among those recognized for their contribution to the parade were co-hosts Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, and Ryan Seacrest.

November 27

November 27, 2009 – The Film Christmas with Walt Disney Premieres at the Walt Disney Family Museum

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“The quick cuts from Walt to Goofy did the trick and showed how much this man’s life became his art.” – Executive Producer Craig Murray

On November 27, 2009, the special seasonal film Christmas with Walt Disney premiered at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Directed by Don Hahn, the exclusive to the museum film gives guests a chance to see how Walt celebrated Christmas within his various works, and with his family. The film is a mix of home movies, vintage commercials, and never-before-seen clips that were cut from various projects. The film is narrated by Walt’s daughter Diane Disney Miller. It has since been shown seasonally at the museum through the month of December.

November 24

November 24, 1995 – The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Premieres in Disney-MGM Studios

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“There’s always something new at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.”

On November 24, 1995, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights made its official premiere in Disney-MGM Studios of Walt Disney World. The show was acquired by Disney earlier that year from Arkansas businessman Jennings Osborne. Osborne’s holiday light show had modest beginnings in the 1980s, but had reached epic proportions in 1993, as his house was lit up with over three million lights. Disney was alerted to the highly popular yet contentious light display after a court case to shut down the display reached the United States Supreme Court. Disney added the display to the “Streets of America” area of the park, and continued to bring it back year after year (save for 2003, when construction prevented the lights being put into place). The display had its last lighting on January 6, 2016.

November 27

November 27, 1997 – The Disneyland Attraction it’s a small world is Redone for the Holidays

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“There’s so much that we share that it’s time we’re aware it’s a small world after all.”

On November 27, 1997, he Disneyland attraction it’s a small world was redone for the first time for the holiday season. Colored lights and special holiday themed ornaments and costumes are added to the outer façade as well as the inside attraction, with the holiday songs “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls” interwoven with the original song. The holiday version proved popular enough to be added to the versions of the attraction in Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland

November 26

November 26, 2009 – The Sailor Mickey Mouse Balloon Premieres at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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“Ahoy Sailor Mickey!”

On November 26, 2009, the Sailor Mickey Mouse balloon, celebrating the Disney Cruise Line, was added to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The 61-foot-tall, 600 pound balloon is the 4th version of Mickey to appear in the parade, with its previous incarnation Bandleader Mickey last appearing in 2000. The balloon takes 70 volunteers to walk with it along the parade route.