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INTERCOT > News > 100 Years of Magic > Share a Dream Come True

“Share a Dream Come True”

Mickey Mouse and 100 Disney characters star in the Magic Kingdom parade, “Share a Dream Come True,” highlighting favorite moments from the early days of Mickey Mouse cartoons to the newest animated Disney characters.

Vignettes are captured in giant snow globes with live Disney characters inside. The spectacular opening float features Mickey Mouse waving from inside his snow globe atop a “Mouse-ument” of Mickey statuettes depicting Mickey through the years.

Each float is “a moment to remember,” said producer Bill Anoka, from the charming “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Pinocchio” to the adventure of flight in “Mary Poppins,” “Dumbo” and “Aladdin.” The parade stops momentarily along the route to invite guests into the street to celebrate with the characters. The finale is a magnificent castle floating on clouds, with Tinker Bell’s magic wand revealing a character carousel rising from the clouds inside the final snow globe.

Parade Photos

 
Mickey's Globe
  Pinocchio's Globe
  Aladdin's Globe
  Beauty and the Beast Globe
  Cinderella's Globe
  Villain's Globe
  Little Mermaid's Globe
  Parade Banner
  Brooms From Fantasia
  Mickey Globe Close-up
 
Pinocchio Waves to the Crowd
  Mickey's Float Detail

'Share a Dream Come True' Parade Fast Facts:

Parade Length:
Approximately 15 minutes.

Performed:
Daily at 3 p.m.

Location:
Frontierland to Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom

Snow Globes:
Each of the parade's eight floats features an acrylic snow globe that is 8 feet in diameter. Custom Plastics in British Columbia created each one of the globes from approximately 400 pounds of acrylic material -- the same type of acrylic used for the windshields in jet fighters. The material was heated in a forced-air oven, secured in a large ring and blown up like an enormous soap bubble.

Music:
The parade music was recorded in London by members of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic.

Costumes:
"Share a Dream Come True" costumes were designed by Marilyn Sotto and created at Walt Disney World Creative Costuming.

Performers:
Features 110 cast members including performers, drivers and coordinators.

Highlights:

  • It Was All Started By A Mouse -- Features Mickey Mouse inside a snow globe, with 11 sculpted figures of Mickey from films throughout the years including "Steamboat Willie," "The Brave Little Tailor," "Plane Crazy," "Mickey and the Beanstalk," "Mickey's Christmas Carol" and Sorcerer Mickey from "Fantasia." Mickey is surrounded by some of his friends including Minnie Mouse and Goofy.

  • Wish Upon A Star -- This float celebrates the early years of Walt Disney with Pinocchio inside the snow globe and other famous Disney characters surrounding him including Gepetto, the Blue Fairy, Figaro, Cleo and Jiminy Cricket from "Pinocchio," and Snow White, Doc, Grumpy and Happy from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

  • A Thousand Dreams To See -- Focuses on Disney's Adventures in Flight. The float features Aladdin inside his snow globe, riding on his magic carpet. Surrounding Aladdin are other high-flying Disney characters such as Winnie the Pooh and his balloon from "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" and Mary Poppins with her umbrella.

  • Face The Darkest Fears -- This float features many of the fabulous Disney villains. The Evil Queen from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" rides inside her globe, as an 18-foot-tall inflatable Chernabog (from the Night on Bald Mountain sequence of Disney's "Fantasia") hovers over her head. Other nasties that surround the float include Jafar from "Aladdin," Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty," Cruella De Vil from "101 Dalmatians" and Ursula from "The Little Mermaid."

  • A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes -- This float features three individual snow globes that each hold an enchanting Disney prince and princess: Cinderella and Prince Charming from "Cinderella," Belle and Beast from "Beauty and the Beast" and Ariel and Prince Eric from "The Little Mermaid." Beloved characters such as the Fairy Godmother from "Cinderella" and Flounder and Sebastian from "The Little Mermaid" hover around the floats celebrating with the three princesses.

  • As Long As There Is Imagination Left In The World -- This float was designed after the Crystal Castle located in the Crystal Arts Shop on Main Street, U.S.A. It features a two-tiered snow globe and 1/2-inch thick, molded acrylic "crystal" turrets and towers. Disney characters such as the Cheshire Cat from "Alice in Wonderland," Young Simba, Zazu and Timon from "The Lion King," and Thumper and Flower from "Bambi" ride atop the float, while Baloo, Brer Bear and Brer Fox from "Song of the South," Esmerelda from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and Chip 'n' Dale -- among others -- walk beside.

    Other Characters:
    In addition to the myriad of characters on each float, the "Share a Dream Come True" parade at Magic Kingdom features other Disney characters as well. Such favorites as Alice, Tweedledee and Tweedledum from "Alice in Wonderland," Pocahontas and Meeko from "Pocahontas," and Foulfellow, Gideon and the Donkey Boys from "Pinocchio" interact with guests between floats.

    Special Effects:
    Each of the floats features special effects from strobe lights to fog to special "snow." Some floats also include signature effects. The Evil Queen from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" magically transforms into the Old Witch with the apple before guests' eyes on the Face the Darkest Fears float, and Aladdin's magic carpet magically flies inside its globe on the A Thousand Dreams To See float.

     

     

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