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July 2

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July 2, 2010 – The Film Captain EO Returns to Epcot

“We are here to change the world.”

On July 2, 2010, in remembrance of pop star Michael Jackson, the 3D musical film Captain EO returned to Epcot for a limited engagement, running until December 6, 2015. This was the film’s first return to Epcot after closing on July 6, 1994. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, written by Rusty Lemorande, and executively produced by George Lucas. It starred Michael Jackson as Captain EO, Anjelica Huston as the Supreme Leader, and Dick Shawn as Commander Bog.


January 8

January 8, 2010 – The Muppets Appear in the Disney’s Honorary VoluntEars Cavalcade Parade at Disneyland and Walt Disney World

“…the cavalcade celebrates volunteerism and features Kermit, Miss Piggy, along with special floats and vehicles festooned with bright balloons and flanked by parade dancers.”

On January 8, 2010, a special parade kicked off in Disneyland and Walt Disney World, known as Disney’s Honorary VoluntEars Cavalcade Parade. This parade ties in with the new “Give a Disney Day, Get a Disney Day” program set up by Disney, where guests can get a free Disney Theme Park ticket after performing a day of volunteer service with a participating organization; this promotion featured the Muppets as the ambassador characters. This was also the first time that Kermit and Miss Piggy appeared daily in Disneyland. This parade occurred once a day, alongside the Celebrate! A Street Party parade, and pulled guests who had volunteered through the program to be part of the parade.

January 20

January 20, 2017 – Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland for Limited Engagement

“Join us in January as we welcome the Main Street Electrical Parade home to Disneyland park for a limited time!”

On January 20, 2017, the Main Street Electrical Parade began a limited engagement run in Disneyland. Originally premiering on June 17, 1972, the floats and synthesizer music became a huge hit with park guests. A version of the parade was created for Walt Disney World, which premiered on June 11, 1977. The Disneyland version ended its run on November 25, 1996. With the limited engagement version, special merchandise and food offerings were offered to help guests enjoy the experience.