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Tencennial Parade

Tencennial Parade


Walt Disney World Tencennial Parade

 The Magic Kingdom celebrated its 10th anniversary from October 1, 1981-September 30, 1982.  Activities included a Kids of the Kingdom stage show in Tomorrowland called Walt Disney World is Your World, which ran years beyond the 10th Anniversary in a revised format.  The song with the same name as the show was also used in the Tencennial Parade and was a recycled song from Disneyland's 25th Anniversary with different lyrics.  The song was revised again for Tokyo Disneyland.   Twice a day, there was a Main Street Birthday party show in front of the castle.  
 For the parade, each land was represented.  Main Street contributed a horse-drawn trolley streetcar with singers on board, as well as a garden gazebo with musical performers.  Frontierland had can-can dancers from the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon performing on a moveable stage.  Cinderella traveled the parade route in a glass pumpkin coach pulled by six miniature white horses.  A futuristic punk band represented Tomorrowland.  Those who missed the Tencennial once it was over had a spectacular consolation prize.  EPCOT Center opened the day after the celebration ended!  

Tencennial Parade Soundtrack
(There is a small spot at the end of the parade where my audio is poor and the lyrics are garbled.  This omission is represented by ellipses.)

(Electronic synthesizer music playing an instrumental of the parade theme signals the beginning the procession.)

Chorus:  Walt Disney World.  Tencennial.  Walt Disney World.  Tencennial.  Let us make you ten again.  

Announcer (Jack Wagner): Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.  We are proud to present a ten year anniversary celebration of family entertainment.  Walt Disney World's exciting Tencennial parade.  

Chorus:  
Disney World, Disney World!
Welcome to a land of dreams,
a kingdom full of magical things.  
Where love and laughter come to stay.  
Welcome to a holiday.  
Ten today, and goin' strong.  
We can't believe it's been that long.  
Come on and join the family.   
Walt Disney World is your world!
Disney World, Disney World!  
Every wish will come true.  
Everything you ever do,
brings a smile, big as the moon.  
And we're so glad to celebrate with you.  
Disney World.  A Wonderland.
For girls and boys, and moms and dads.  
A happy ever after land.  
Walt Disney World.  Walt Disney World.  
Walt Disney World.  Walt Disney World.  
Disney World is your world.  
Your world.  Your world.  
It's your world.  

Women:  Disney World.

Men:  Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World Tencennial Main Street



Chorus:  
In the good old summertime.
In the good old summertime.
Strolling through the shady lane,
with your baby mine (baby mine).
You hold her hand and she holds yours,
and that's a very good sign.  
That she's your tootsie-wootsie,
in the good old summertime.  

Women:  
Disney World.  Walt Disney World.
Disney World.  Walt Disney World.

Chorus:
In the good old summertime.
In the good old summertime.
Strolling through the shady lane,
in the good old summertime.  

Walt Disney World Tencennial band stand float



Clang, clang, clang went the trolley.
Ding, ding, ding went the bell.
Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings,
from the moment I saw him, I fell.  
Chug, chug, chug went the motor,
bump, bump, bump went the brake.  
Thump, thump, thump went my heartstrings,
when he smiled I could feel the car shake.  
Disney World, Walt Disney World!

Women:
Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer.

Men:
Clang, clang, clang went the trolley.

Women:
Plop, plop, plop went the wheels.

Men:
Ding, ding, ding, went the bell.

(Fade out and transition to Adventureland section.)

Walt Disney World Tencennial Adventureland float

Chorus: Disney World!

Male Caribbean Voice: Everybody sing!

Chorus:  Walt Disney World!  

Male Caribbean Voice: Sing it out now, mon.

Chorus:  
Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird, you sit all alone, you sit all alone like me.

Male Caribbean Voice:  Everybody sing!

Chorus:  
Disney World, Walt Disney World!
Yellow bird, you sit all alone, you sit all alone like me.

Adventure!  Adventure!  
Adventure!  Adventure!  
Disney World, Walt Disney World!
Adventure!  Adventure!  

(Transition to Liberty Square portion of parade.)

Chorus:  Disney World!  Disney World!

(Fife and Drums play "Yankee Doodle")

Chorus: Disney World, Walt Disney World!



Walt Disney World Tencennial parade Country Bear

(Hoedown music signals the transition to Frontierland section of parade.)

Chorus:  Disney World, Disney World, Disney World!

("Turkey in the Straw" is played.)

Chorus: Disney World, Walt Disney World!

(Hoedown version of "Disney World is Your World" parade theme is played.)

Women: Disney World!  

Men:  Disney World!

Women: Disney World!

Men:  Disney World!

Chorus:  Disney World!

("Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" is played.)

Chorus: Disney World, Disney World!

Walt Disney World Tencennial Chip

(Pow Wow music is played, followed by the "Theme from The Good, the Bad and Ugly", a reprise of "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers," honky tonk style music, and "The William Tell Overture".)

Chorus:  
Disney World, Disney World, Disney World!
Welcome to a land of dreams,
a kingdom full of magical things.  
Where love and laughter come to stay.  
Welcome to a holiday.  
Ten today, and goin' strong.  
We can't believe it's been that long.  
Come on and join our family.   
Walt Disney World is your world!
Disney World, Walt Disney World.  

Women:  Every wish will come true.  

Men: Everything you ever do.

Chorus:
Brings a smile, big as the moon.  
And we're so glad to celebrate with you!
Disney World.  A family world.  
For every boy, and every girl.
A happy ever after world.  
Walt Disney World.
Disney World is your world!



Walt Disney World Tencennial Tomorrowland band

(Transition to Tomorrowland section.)

Chorus:  Disney World, Walt Disney World!

Tomorrowland Band:
To. (echo fade)
Mor. (echo fade)
Row. (echo fade)
Tomorrow. (echo fade)
(Repeat echoing.)
Everything's gonna be,
all right!
Future is the key,
so bright.  
All the plans we made today,
come our way.
Tomorrow!
Tomorrow!
To. (echo fade)
Mor. (echo fade)
Row. (echo fade)
Tomorrow. (echo fade)
(Repeat echoing.)

Chorus:  
Disney World, Disney World, Disney World!
Welcome to a land of dreams,
a kingdom full of magical things.  
Where love and laughter come to stay.  
Welcome to a holiday.  
Ten today, and goin' strong.  
We can't believe it's been that long.  
Come on and join our family.   
Walt Disney World is your world.
Disney World, Walt Disney World!
Women:  Every wish will come true.  

Men:  Everything you ever do.

Chorus:
Brings a smile, big as the moon.  
And we're so glad to celebrate with you!
Disney World.  A family world.  

Women: For every boy.

Men:  And every girl.

Chorus:
A happy ever after world.  
Walt Disney World.
Disney World is your world!

Women:  Walt Disney World.

Men:  It's a birthday, what a party.

Women:  Tencennial.

Men:  It's a feeling, that's inside us.

Women:  Walt Disney World.

Men:  Come and join us, we're waiting for you.

Women:  Tencennial.

Men:  Let us make you ten again.

Women:  Come and march along.

Men: Come and march along.

Women: And wish upon a star.

Men: And wish upon a star.  

Chorus:  
Let a castle full of dreams,
bring you from a far.  Oh.

Women:  Mickey Mouse balloons.

Men:  Mickey Mouse balloons.

Women: Toy soldiers on parade.  

Men:  Toy soldiers on parade.

Women: Children's laughter, hurry soon.

Chorus: It's a ten year promenade.

Men:  Tencennial.

Women:  It's a year long and a smile wide.

Men:  Walt Disney World.

Women:  It's a year long and a smile wide.

Men:  Tencennial.  Walt Disney World.

Chorus:  
Ten's a number you can cheer.
Ten's a time when you must be here.

Women:  Ten is magic.

Men:  Ten is fun.

Chorus: Disney World, you're number one.  Oh!

Women: It's a year long and a smile wide.

Men: Tencennial.  Walt Disney World.

Women: It's a year long and a smile wide.

Chorus:
And it's a year long and a smile wide.

Women: Celebrate!  Celebrate!  

Men:  It's a birthday, what a party.  

Women:  Celebrate!  Celebrate!

Chorus: It's a year long and a smile wide.

Women:  Celebrate!  Celebrate!

Men: It's a feeling, that's inside us.

Women:  Celebrate!  Celebrate!  

Chorus: And it's a year long and a smile wide.

Women: Celebrate!  Celebrate!

Men: Come and join us, we're waiting for you.

Women: Celebrate!  Celebrate!

Chorus:  It's a year long and a smile wide.

Women:  Celebrate!  Celebrate!

Men: Let us make you ten again.

Women: Celebrate!  Celebrate!  Come and march along.

Men:  Come and march along.

Women:  
And wish upon a star.  
Let a castle full of dreams.

Chorus:  
Bring you from afar.
No matter who you are.

Men:  Come and join us.

Women:  Celebration!

Men:  It's a year long.

Women:  Celebration!

Men: It's a birthday.

Women:  Celebration!...

Walt Disney Tencennial Cinderella Coach
(Thanks to TDLFAN and Disneydanny for help deciphering the words in the finale.)

Walt Disney World Tencennial brochure
(Photo courtesy of Johnny Casella.)



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