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

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

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.



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.


  • 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.

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

    • You’re welcome!

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

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

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