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Magic Kingdom Parades, Shows and Fireworks

Magic Kingdom Parades, Shows and Fireworks

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It seems like there is always an occasion at Walt Disney World that is commemorated by a parade.  The photo below is from the Magic Kingdom's 1st Anniversary.

Walt Disney World First Anniversary


All-America Parade: This parade ran in 1987 to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S. constitution.  It featured the world's largest free-flying American flag, raised by helicopter behind Cinderella Castle.

All America Parade

Disney Main Street Electrical Parade picture disc.

(Walt Dated World reader CobraG0318 sent scans of the front and back of a picture disc record  that was sold in both Florida and California.  Some copies of this record replace the word "Disneyland" on the red part of the record with "Disney's" or "Walt Disney World".)

Main Street Electrical Parade:  The Walt Disney World version of the parade premiered on June 11, 1977 and ran through September 14th, 1991.  It was replaced by SpectroMagic.  The Walt Disney World version of the parade then moved to Disneyland Paris.  The refurbished Disneyland floats returned to Walt Disney World from May 28, 1999 to April 1, 2001.  The name of the parade was changed to Disney's Electrical Parade.  After a stint at California Adventure, the floats returned to Florida from June 5, 2010 to October 9, 2016.  

Disney Main Street Electrical Parade picture disc jacket

Mickey Mouse Club Parade: Ran in 1977

Mickey Mouse Character Parade: This parade ran from October 1983 until May 1984.  This was an updated version of a parade that ran prior to the Tencennial Parade.

Share a Dream Come True Parade:  This parade was part of the 100 Years of Magic celebration and featured the performers in snow globes.  It ran from 2001-2006 and later became the Disney Dreams Come True Parade.  The final name was Celebrate a Dream Come True from 2009-2014

SpectroMagic: This parade replaced the Main Street Electrical Parade on October 1, 1991.  It ended on May 22, 1999 so that the Main Street Electrical Parade could make a return appearance.  SpectroMagic returned on March 26, 2001 and ran until June 5, 2010.  See the Walt Dated World YouTube channel for clips of the parade and be sure to subscribe.  

Watch Fantasy on Parade and Christmas Parade Footage From 1984

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Shows and Fireworks

Celebrate the Magic:  The castle projection show replaced Magic, The Memories and You! in November of 2012.  Once Upon a Time replaced it starting November 4, 2016.

Cinderellabration: Based on a Tokyo Disneyland show called Cinderellabration: Lights of Romance, this show in front of the Castle featured Cinderella's coronation and ran from March 17, 2005 to September 16, 2006.

Disney Enchantment: Premiering as a digital livestream on September 30, 2021, this fireworks show debuted on October 1, 2021 in the park.  It featured projections down Main Street and lasted until April 2, 2023.

Fantasy in the Sky: This was the name of the fireworks show until October, 2003 when the Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams fireworks show began.

Magic, The Memories and You!:  Nighttime projection show on Cinderella Castle that premiered January 19, 2011 and was replaced by Celebrate the Magic in November of 2012.

Walt Disney World Marching Band: Band that performed in Town Square, Fantasy Faire and in parades.  It disbanded in 2000 and was replaced by the Main Street Philharmonic.

Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams:  Fireworks Show that made its debut on October 9, 2003.  It replaced Fantasy in the Sky.  It ran until May 11, 2017 and was replaced by Happily Ever After.  Happy HalloWishes was performed for Halloween and Holiday Wishes:  Celebrate the Spirit of the Season was performed at Christmas.

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