General Information

Location: The standard Magic Kingdom parade route, starting at Frontierland and exiting through Main Street, U.S.A.

Date Opened: October 2, 2001

Capacity: Thousands, sit anywhere along the parade route.

# of Shows: Once a day during the week, twice on weekends.

Characters: Dozens of characters are in the parade; floats feature Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio characters, Aladdin, Winnie the Pooh, Mary Poppins, various villains, princesses, among many others.

Photos and Autographs: No

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Time Commitment

Wait Times: To get a key curbside spot may require camping out 45 minutes to an hour early, but it is generally possible to get decent views at the time the parade starts.

Length of Show: 15 minutes

FastPass: No

Queue Description: None

Access Information

Health Restriction:

Ride Access: Viewing is from the sidewalks to either side of the parade route, so anywhere you can generally access along this route is available.

Wheelchair Transfer:

Service Animals: Yes

Audio: Sign language interpreters are available for the first parade on Mondays and Thursdays at the Liberty Square viewing area across from the Hall of Presidents.

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History and Trivia

  • At this location: Many parades have travelled down Main Street since the park opened in 1971.
     
  • The Attraction's History: This parade was originally introduced as part of the "100 Years of Magic" celebration in 2001. This celebration was in honor of the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney's birth and the parade showcased the classic characters introduced to the world by Disney. The conceit of the parade was that each float was a giant snowglobe with live characters inside and the original eight floats of the parade were accompanied by scores of dancers and other performers. The parade long outlived the "100 Years of Magic" celebration's conclusion in February 2003 and lived on with only minimal modifcation until August 2006. At that time the float modifications began. The snowglobe balls were removed from the floats, individual floats were adjusted, and show stops were ended. The name was also changed to the Disney Dreams Come True Parade to better match the new marketing campaign for 2007: The Year of a Million Dreams. The name was changed again to the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade for the "What Will You Celebrate?"/"Celebrate You" marketing campaign for 2009, while the parade was reworked to highlight more dancers in the street. Later in 2009, the "villains" float was removed and more characters were added to the dancers in the street.