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Step In Time: ‘Mickey’s Street Party’ Steps Off In 1985 at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on January 20th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


“Thank you Mickey, thank you Donald! Let’s all give a cheer!” was the rallying cry in the 1985 parade, “Mickey’s Street Party” at Magic Kingdom Park.

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The parade, which added an afternoon dose of Disney fun to Main Street, U.S.A., through fall 1986, featured a bright color scheme of pink, purple, yellow, orange and red, with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck appearing on the lead “party” float. What followed was a cast of 40 Disney characters that included Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear (“Song of the South”), Alice, Tweedledee and Tweedledum (“Alice In Wonderland”), friends from “The Jungle Book” and many more. Cinderella had her own special float, which was surrounded by waltzing couples and her mice pals, while another float featured Goofy, Pluto, Huey, Dewey and Louie. Plenty of parade performers twirled ribbons, waved flags, and danced along the parade route. The procession concluded with a float of “Winnie the Pooh” characters.

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1

David on January 20th, 2014 at 10:23 am

I had always thought his name was Tweedledum rather than Tweedle Dumb (one word with no “b”).

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brett from CA on January 20th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

OMG i remember this when i was a kid i love the music they did back in the 1980s

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Shanna on January 21st, 2014 at 8:41 am

I agree with David; I also thought it was Tweedledum. I also thought it was Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear (or Brer Fox and Brer Bear).

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Kyle on January 22nd, 2014 at 12:09 pm

My first parade!!!!! Remember it like it was yesterday. This ranks as one of the all time great…along with the next one we should see on here next week.

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