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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.

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January 18

January 18, 2011 – The Flights of Fantasy Parade Kicks Off in Hong Kong Disneyland

“Watch and cheer as Disney Characters join this sky-high celebration with music, dancing and excitement ‘in the air.’”

On January 18, 2011, the Flights of Fantasy Parade kicked off its run in Hong Kong Disneyland. The parade was created as part of the celebrations for Hong Kong Disneyland’s 5th anniversary. The parade was a collaboration project with cast members from Disney Parks around the world, and features several floats with themes ranging from Dumbo to Toy Story, accompanied by acrobats and aerialists. The twenty minute parade also features Cantonese and English versions of popular Disney songs, such as “You Can Fly” and “Heffalumps and Woozles.” The parade also features its own song, “Flights of Fantasy,” and a Cantonese version of the Jonas Brothers’ song “Fly With Me.”

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.

November 24

November 24, 1991 – The Celebration U.S.A. Parade Ends its Disneyland Run

“Do you feel the spirit that’s on the street in America today?”

On November 24, 1991, the daytime parade Celebration U.S.A. ended its run in Disneyland. Preceded by the Party Gras Parade, the Celebration U.S.A. parade was a humorous display of life in America while also celebrating patriotism and America’s diversity. The parade began on June 21, 1991, and was succeeded by the Livin’ in the USA Parade.

September 22

September 22, 1991 – The Surprise Celebration Parade Kicks Off in Walt Disney World

“One of 20 spectacular new reasons to visit this year!”

On September 22, 1991, the Surprise Celebration Parade began its run in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Thrown to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Walt Disney World, the parade featured 40-feet-tall character balloons that celebrated different festivals from around the world. The parade ran until June 4, 1994, and was followed by the Mickey Mania Parade.

September 11

September 11, 2014 – The Paint the Night Parade Premieres in Hong Kong Disneyland

“In millions of dazzling lights and astounding musical sounds, it’s the Paint the Night Parade!”

On September 11, 2014, the first LED nighttime parade, called Paint the Night, debuted in Hong Kong Disneyland, with an official opening taking place on October 1. The parade featured characters from both classic Disney films and Pixar films, and featured Cantonese versions of Disney songs, along with an original song in English and Cantonese entitled “Paint the Night.” The parade was also unique in its innovative use of technology, with guests able to purchase special “paintbrushes” that allowed them to interact with the floats and characters, making them change color through RFID technology. A version of the parade was brought to Disneyland to help celebrate the park’s 60th anniversary in 2015.

June 19

June 19, 1992 – The World According to Goofy Parade Kicks Off in Disneyland

“From the pyramids to politics, Goofy brought the hyucks to history.”

On June 19, 1992, the celebration parade The World According to Goofy kicked off in Disneyland. Celebrating the character’s 60th birthday, the parade takes important events in history and gives them a “Goofy” twist, including Cleopatra’s Egypt and the 4th of July. The parade ended its run on November 15, 1992.