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Step in Time: ‘Share A Dream Come True’ Parade Marks 100 Years of Magic

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The “Share A Dream Come True” parade made its debut at Magic Kingdom Park on October 1, 2001, just in time for Walt Disney World Resort’s 100 Years of Magic Celebration, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth.

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The parade kicked off with a mini float, upon which a performer dressed as an animator sketched Mickey Mouse at his desk and was followed by a string of floats that each showcased a different Disney film. Each float, designed as a life-sized snowglobe, contained a scene from a Disney film that was being recreated right before your eyes, such as the magic carpet scene from “Aladdin.” The procession also featured a Villains float, in which the Chernabog held the giant snowglobe, which was occupied by other Disney villains, including Captain Hook, Cruella DeVille and Jafar, among others.


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  • This was the first ever parade I saw at Walt Disney World on my first ever visit in 2002, which I think gives me a special love for it. We have parts of it recorded on VHS cassette so I can watch it back and re-live the time when I discovered just how amazing WDW is – even though 11 year me is massively cringeworthy!

  • One of my favorite parades!

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  • The opening fanfare of the “Share a Dream Come True Parade” is beyond words. The excitement and magic of the timps and brass swell is Disney music at its best. It creates a sense of fantasy from the first note. Between the “Share a Dream Come True” parade suite, “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” and “BraviSEAmo” from Tokyo DisneySea, Gavin Greenaway created some truly outstanding music for Disney. I hope that he will write more, as his music encompasses the great joy and excitement of Disney Parks.

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