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What Does It Take to March in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Magic Kingdom Park?

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

What does it take to be a marching toy soldier in Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade?
A Hopeful Toy Soldier Practices for Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade at Magic Kingdom Park

Check out how one hopeful soldier aims to make his dream of performing in the parade come true with a lot of hard work, practice, and a wish or two.

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  • Soooo cute! The toy soldiers are my favorite part of Christmas parade and bring a little tear to my eye each and every time I see them. Thanks for this video!

  • Very cute and clever video. That must have been very fun to make!

  • One of the best videos posted yet!! Can’t wait to get down there in a few weeks. Thanks Jennifer!! Your posts rock….and get me through the work day about every day.

  • Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  • I agree..I absolutely “love” the Toy Soldiers and anything “Babes in Toyland” related. Such great, “fun” music & characters from the 1961 film that is now largely forgotten. Brush it off and revive it for today’s audiences- they definitely need to be reintroduced.

  • This is a great video! The toy soldiers are my favorite part of the Christmas parade. More fun videos like this please!

  • Oh my gosh, LOVE this!!!

  • This is CUTE! Thanks for posting!!

    • You’re welcome!

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