Share a Dream Come True Parade
Concept: Beginning with Mickey Mouse and ending with a fairy-tale finish, this spectacular new parade of giant Disney snow globes is a tribute to all those stories and characters that have touched our hearts through the years. It�s a flurry of classic Disney moments frozen in time.
Parade Length: 15 min. (approximately)
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.
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," Malificent 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 �-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 the 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. Guests can enhance their experience with Disney�s Magical Moments pins, which react at certain times during the parade and other special moments.
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