a Dream Come True Parade
Each snow globe has its own name and tells a special
story featuring some of your favorite Disney characters.
The floats also make periodic stops along the parade
route to interact with guests.
“It Was All Started By a Mouse”
This snow globe features the star of the show, Mickey
Mouse himself, accompanied by eleven sculpted figures
representing the evolution of Mickey throughout the
years. You’ll see Mickey as he appeared in such
films as Steamboat Willie, The Brave Little Tailor,
Plane Crazy, Mickey and the Beanstalk, and Mickey’s
Christmas Carol. And of course you’ll see Mickey
in his most famous role; that of the Sorcerer’s
Apprentice in Fantasia. Mickey is joined on the float
by many of his friends including Minnie Mouse and Goofy.
Stops: The Liberty Bell in Liberty Square, the front
of Cinderella Castle, Casey's Corner, the Emporium, and
the Fire Station
“Wish Upon a Star”
This float celebrates the early films of Walt Disney.
Pinocchio is the featured character in this nostalgic
snow globe, and he is joined by the other characters
from the classic film including Gepetto, the Blue Fairy,
Figaro, Cleo and Jiminy Cricket. Snow White also makes
an appearance, and she is joined Doc, Grumpy and Happy.
Stops: The Liberty Bell in Liberty Square, the Liberty
Square Bridge, the top of Main Street, halfway down Main
Street, and the Main Street Train Station
“A Thousand Dreams to See”
This snow globe is a literal flight of fancy! Aladdin
is the featured character, riding high on his magic
carpet. Surrounding Aladdin are other high-flying Disney
characters such as Winnie the Pooh and his balloon
and Mary Poppins with her umbrella.
Stops: The Diamond Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland,
Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square, the central
hub near Tomorrowland, the Athletic Store (name?) on
Main Street, and the Town Square Exposition Hall
“Face the Darkest Fears”
Evil lurks on this sinister float which features a who’s
who of Disney villains. The Evil Queen from Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs presides over the mayhem. She is
joined by the Chernabog (from the Night on Bald Mountain
sequence in Fantasia), Jafar from Aladdin, Malificent
from Sleeping Beauty, Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians
and Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
Stops: Country Bear Jamboree in Frontierland, the Liberty
Bell in Liberty Square, the front of Cinderella Castle,
Casey's Corner on Main Street, and the Emporium
“A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
This magical float is comprised of three individual snow
globes, each holding a Disney prince and princess.
You’ll see Cinderella and Prince Charming, Belle
and the Beast, and Ariel and Prince Eric. They are
joined by the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella and Flounder
and Sebastian from The Little Mermaid.
Stops: Pecos Bill's in Frontierland, the Liberty Square
Bridge, the top of Main Street, and halfway down Main
“As Long as There is Imagination Left
in the World”
This magnificent float was inspired by the Crystal Castle
located in the Crystal Arts Shop on Main Street. The
two-tiered snow globe is surrounded by a variety of
stunning crystal-like turrets and towers. You’ll
see the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, Simba,
Zazu and Timon from The Lion King, and Thumper and
Flower from Bambi. They’re joined by Baloo, Brer
Bear, Brer Fox, Esmerelda from The Hunchback of Notre
Dame, and the mischievous Chip 'n' Dale.
Stops: Splash Mountain and the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon
in Frontierland, Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty
Square, the central hub near Tomorrowland, and the Athletic
Store on Main Street.
Little Known Facts
Each of the snow globes featured in the Share a Dream
Come True parade is eight feet in diameter and constructed
of 400 pounds of acrylic material (the same kind used
for the windshields of jet fighters!). A company called
Custom Plastics in British Columbia created each one
of the globes by heating the material in a forced-air
oven. Each snow globe was secured in a large ring and
blown up like an enormous soap bubble.
Some of the floats feature their own special effects
in addition to the strobe lights, fog and snow common
to all the globes. For example, the Evil Queen from Snow
White transforms into the Old Witchs right before your
eyes, and Aladdin’s magic carpet actually flies
around inside its globe. Additionally, if you have a
Magical Moments pin, it will interact with the parade
at special moments.
The parade music was recorded by members of the London
Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic.
The parade features an ensemble of 110 Cast Members.
In addition to the performers, this number includes the
float drivers and coordinators.
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