Yesterday, marked the last time Disney’s “Celebrate a Dream Come True” Parade made
its way through the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. This parade was vibrantly colored, with upbeat music, and all of your favorite characters. Also known as the “3:00 Parade,” the parade had a fun run, bringing more Disney magic to guests from all over the world on a daily basis.
This parade was actually the third version of the Dream Come True Parade that began in October 2001. The original parade was known as “Share a Dream Come True” Parade and featured floats that were, essentially, giant snow globes with the characters inside. Like all Disney parades, it featured original music.
In August 2010, the parade was changed, becoming the “Disney Dreams Come True” Parade. The snow globes were taken out for this version. On top of this change, some of the floats were newly constructed and another original soundtrack was created.
Then, in 2009, the third installment was made. “Celebrate a Dream Come True” made its first run down the magical parade route on January 23, 2009. The floats did not change from the previous parade, but costumes of dancers and, of course, the music did. This parade incorporated the campaign theme from “What Will You Celebrate?”. This parade was led by a colorful new float with Mickey and Minnie aboard and featured characters, such as, Belle and the Beast, Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, and many, many more beloved characters.
The parade will be replaced with an all-new parade this spring (rumor has it, in March). This new parade, the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade,” will feature brand new floats, music, and characters. Featured characters and floats will be from fan favorite Disney films like Brave, Tangled, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, and Dumbo.
Until the premiere of this new parade, there will not be a daytime parade in the Magic Kingdom of WDW. Guests can still enjoy the “Move it! Shake it! Celebrate it! Street Party” throughout the day and the “Main Street Electrical Parade” at night.
“T.T.F.N. Ta Ta For Now!”