Only 1 Week To Go Until “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” Returns to Disneyland Resort
Disney’s much-loved “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will be returning to Disneyland Park on January 25, 2019 as part of Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration. This celebration is shaping up to be the biggest party for this loveable duo in Disney history. This popular daytime parade features toe-tapping tunes, Disney characters, performers and two new parade floats featuring colorful, eye-catching and whimsical elements.
Mickey kicks off the parade with a new larger-than-life opening that is inspired by the classic Mickey Mouse pull toys. He’s followed by Chip ‘n’ Dale who arrive with a giant celebration cake for the birthday mouse. Then Mickey and his drum corps kick off a musical procession filled with many of your favorite Disney friends. Visitors can watch as Aladdin, Ariel, Cinderella, Peter Pan and more strut down Main Street U.S.A.
“Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” Fun Facts
One of our favorite things about this parade is that it’s all in the details. To give you a sense of the awesomeness that awaits check out these fun facts:
- The Mickey pull toy float that opens the parade stands 19 feet tall, is more than 10 feet wide and runs nearly 25 feet long from the back of the float to the front of the string being pulled by Goofy.
- Joining the procession are mischievous chipmunks Chip n’ Dale. This energetic duo has been entrusted with pushing a celebration cake for Mickey Mouse. The cake is 12 feet tall, and more than 9 feet in diameter.
- Nine themed floats carry the characters down Main Street, U.S.A.
- 92 performers – including more than two dozen Disney Characters – bring the parade to life.
- Mickey Mouse performs live on an oversized real acoustic drum set. This is a first in Disneyland parade history.
- The cymbal dancers in the Aladdin sequence create rhythm using hand cymbals.
- The Three Caballeros sequence features Piñata dancers in folkloric-style costumes, and flower dancers costumed to look like traditional Mexican paper flowers.
- Rapunzel’s tower is the tallest element in the parade. At 34 feet, it is precisely the same height as the Main Street, U.S.A. Emporium.
- The Jungle Book unit features King Louie (The Jungle Book) and Terk (Tarzan) dancing with four monkey companions.
- “The Princess and the Frog” unit includes New Orleans-inspired jazz, and Tiana’s riverboat is made of musical instruments including a clarinet smokestack and tambourine paddle wheel.
- Tinker Bell plays the mushrooms of Pixie Hollow using her wand as a drumstick.
- For the grand finale, the Mary Poppins drum unit is pulled by a giant huntsman (from the movie’s Jolly Holiday sequence) pedaling a large bicycle.
- The Mary Poppins drum unit also features a moving carousel complete with kites flying overhead, penguins riding carousel horses, and piano keys that appear to “play.”
- Eleven Mary Poppins chimney sweeps perform a dance to the song “Step In Time” using their brooms as percussive.
- Each of the float designs are inspired by different styles of music, from marching bands, to Latin rhythms, to old-fashioned music machines…and more.
- The parade’s soundtrack brings 30 Disney tunes to life with percussive rhythms.
- “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” first premiered at Disneyland park on May 27, 2011.
But don’t take our word for it. Start planning your Disneyland Resort getaway today to check out his amazing parade for yourself.
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