On November 18, 1978, Mickey Mouse celebrated a very special occasion – his 50th birthday – with a new parade at Magic Kingdom Park.
Mickey Mouse and the Main Street Philharmonic kicked off the birthday procession, surrounded by banners that read “Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse.” The parade that followed featured plenty of balloons, wrapped gift boxes, party hats, a larger-than-life birthday cards and a 50th birthday cake. And of course, all of Mickey’s friends were marching in line for his special occasion, including Winnie the Pooh and friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and many more. The parade also featured some new faces, including Orville the Albatross from the 1977 release, “The Rescuers.”
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