Stars and Motor Cars”
shadow of the 12-story-tall Mickey's Sorcerer's Hat icon, all the resident
stars at Disney's Hollywood Studios participate in a celebrity cavalcade worthy of a
red-carpet event, the “Disney Stars and Motor Cars” parade.
a dozen stars ride in customized cars, many of them vintage models: the
“Aladdin” car is outfitted to look like the Genie, the “Toy Story” car is in
the shape of Andy’s bed. The final car, a 1929 Cadillac, will carry Mickey,
Minnie and friends.
Disney, who got his start in motion pictures, is honored in a pre-show that
pays homage to his pioneering creativity. Commentators along the parade
route will share Walt wisdom as the parade makes its way through the park.
Stars and Motor Cars' Parade Fast Facts:
Approximately 25 minutes
The parade steps off near the Star Tours attraction, travels down Hollywood
Boulevard and exits near the entrance of the theme park.
The parade's musical score was orchestrated by Gordon Goodwin and recorded
in Los Angeles.
"Disney Stars and Motor Cars" parade costumes were designed by Douglas
Enderle and created at Walt Disney World Creative Costuming.
“Power Rangers” Unit -- Five generations of television’s Power
Rangers -- consisting of Time Force, Ninja Storm, Wild Force, Dino Thunder
and Space Patrol Delta Power Rangers -- ride in the parade in a sleek, black
roadster with lightning bolts streaming from the hood and a giant fan
arching over the trunk.
"Monsters, Inc." Unit -- Check out Sulley and his scare
assistant Mike from the blockbuster hit movie. These supersize colorful
characters are larger than life.
"Toy Story" Unit -- This playful car features Buzz Lightyear
and Woody atop Andy's bed. Other favorite characters include Bo Peep,
Jessie, Mr. Potato HeadÆ and the Green Army Men.
"Mary Poppins" Unit -- It's a carousel of fun as Mary Poppins and
Bert along with the Dancing Penguins stroll down the street alongside a
colorful car with old-fashioned carousel horses dancing atop the vehicle.
The Muppets Unit -- Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Sweetums
travel in style inside a "floating" car. A giant balloon balances over this
unit as the Muppets travel to Hollywood.
"Star Wars" Unit -- Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia "fly"
through the parade aboard their space travel machine. Nearby guests can
discover Darth Vader and R2D2.
"Mulan" Unit -- You won't miss Mulan and friends inside this
colorful vehicle. A giant Chinese umbrella dangles over this unit. Mushu and
the Chinese Warriors walk side-by-side escorting the courageous victor down
"Aladdin" Unit -- A striking unit featuring Aladdin and
Jasmine sitting right "on top" of the Genie. Guests also interact with the
Harem Girls as they boogie down the parade route.
Evil Villains Unit -- The characters you love to hate are all
riding together on this 'wicked' float. From Hades to Cruella De Vil to
Jafar, the Wicked Queen and Frollo, these scoundrels keep each other company
atop a stretch limo -- painted black, of course.
"Lilo and Stitch" Unit -- The stars of the hit animated motion
picture surf into the parade in their woody adorned with surf boards and
Mermaid Unit -- Celebrate the sea with Ariel and Sebastian.
From seashells to seahorses, favorite under-the-sea attendants "swim"
through the streets of the Disney-MGM studios.
"Playhouse Disney" Unit -- "Playhouse Disney" friends
including Bear, Stanley, Treelo, and P and J Otter gather for fun inside a
big blue house.
Snow White & Dopey Unit -- A tribute to Walt Disney's first
Grand Marshal Unit -- Gives our guest riders the opportunity to "feel like a
Grand Marshal Unit -- Gives our guest riders the opportunity
to "feel like a star."
Finale Unit -- This unit celebrates the glamour of tinseltown
with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald and Pluto. Old favorites wrap
up the parade with style as the characters sit inside a 1929 Cadillac decked
out with filmstrips in classic Disney style. Other characters interacting
with guests include Alice, White Rabbit, Pinocchio and Geppetto.
Little Mermaid Car
Lilo & Stitch Car
Mary Poppins Car
Playhouse Disney Car
Snow White's Vehicle
Star Wars Car
Toy Story Car
The Finale Vehicle
An Artist's Conception for the Star Wars Car
Toy Story Concept
Workers Put The Finishing Touches on the Hat
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