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
Beauty and the Beast Globe
Little Mermaid's Globe
Brooms From Fantasia
Mickey Globe Close-up
to the Crowd
'Share a Dream Come True'
Parade Fast Facts:
Approximately 15 minutes.
Daily at 3 p.m.
Frontierland to Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom
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.
The parade music was recorded in London by members of the London Symphony
Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic.
"Share a Dream Come True" costumes were designed by Marilyn Sotto and
created at Walt Disney World Creative Costuming.
Features 110 cast members including performers, drivers and coordinators.
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.
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.
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.