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Step In Time: ‘We the People’ All America Parade at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on February 17th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


As Walt Disney World Resort’s 15th anniversary celebration came to a close in fall 1987, a new parade replaced the “15 Years of Magic.” “We the People All-America Parade” stepped off September 20, 1987.

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The procession featured Mickey and Minnie in colonial attire riding atop an oversized Constitution float, surrounded by a marching band. There was a float for country bears with a country band, floats based on “American” sights, including a lighthouse, steamboat and a barn, among others. Disney characters appeared in attire themed to their floats, such as Goofy dressed in cowboy gear.

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Mary Ann from GA on February 17th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Love the photos, but there was color film in 1987. Why are they all in black and white?

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Larry from MI on February 17th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Was this parade also called “The Spirit of America Parade?”

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Ruthie on February 18th, 2014 at 1:56 am

I remember this parade and loved it I wish we could see it again
Thanks for the photos and the memories

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 21st, 2014 at 11:32 am

You’re welcome!

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William on February 25th, 2014 at 9:55 am

I’ve got 8mm silent footage my Dad took of the 1976 Bicentennial parade at WDW, and footage of other visits to Disney from the 1970s. All of it was dumped to VHS back in the mid 1980s, but I need to convert it to digital sometime soon and share.

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