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Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade

This show is permanently closed. This page is retained here for historical interest.

The Celebrate a Dream Come True parade features six floats, each featuring a classic Disney character. The parade, which was developed as the Share a Dream Come True Parade for the "100 Years of Magic" celebration in 2001 is one of the elements of that celebration that survived beyond that celebration's conclusion in February 2003. Originally the parade floats were presented as giant snowglobes but this feature was removed in August 2006, when the name of the parade was also changed to the Disney Dreams Come True Parade for the Year of a Million Dreams promotion. It was changed again in early 2009 to match the "What Will You Celebrate?"/"Celebrate You" campaign. Later in 2009, the parade was reworked to remove the "villains" float and add more characters to the dancers in the street.

General Information - Hide Section

    This show is permanently closed. This page is retained here for historical interest.


  • Location: The standard Magic Kingdom parade route, starting at Frontierland and exiting through Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Date Opened: October 2, 2001
  • Date Closed: January 5, 2014
  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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.
  • Weight and Size Issues:
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  • Height Restriction:
  • Child Swap:
  • Other Issues:
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • 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.


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