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Step In Time: ‘Pinocchio Parade’ Steps Off in 1980 at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on December 9th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


In honor of the 40th anniversary of “Pinocchio” in 1980, the little wooden puppet was celebrated with his own parade at Magic Kingdom Park.

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The parade, which stepped off January 2, 1980, brought the story of “Pinocchio” to life through a chain of floats that represented scenes from the movie. On one, Geppetto played with a tiny Pinocchio puppet. Another featured dancing marionette puppets. Stromboli watched the crowd from yet another float. Jiminy Cricket made an appearance riding atop a large conscience medal float, and the Blue Fairy was also represented in an oversized window float. Pinocchio, of course, appears atop a float with friends Figaro and Cleo the goldfish in her bowl.

The parade ran through June 13, 1980.

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Timothy on December 9th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Pinocchio Parade – Love it! My favorite past three parades were the Hercules, Lion King, & Toy Story Parades. Remember back in time when Disney would have a new parade every year for whatever their latest animation movie was released? I think all those parades ended with Mulan – which in itself was another great one.

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