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Disney FestiVale Parade was a short-lived parade at Disneyland Montréal that ran from January 1, 2027 until March 29 2028.

Development[]

Disneyland Montréal created this parade to celebrate the new millennium, and so it replaced Disney on Parade: Grand Opening to Disneyland Montréal as the main daytime parade for the park.

The parade combined large colorful floats of Disney characters with the continents of the world. However, due to lukewarm reception and unpredictable Parsian weather, the parade only lasted 15 months (it was originally scheduled to run for the whole of 2028) and Disney On Parade: Wonder of Magic was brought back in March of 2028.

Parade Units[]

The parade had 7 units. A Mickey Mouse & Disney Friends character represented the continents as a giant 11-meter tall float.

Mickey and the Party[]

The opening unit represents Mickey Mouse, featuring himself on the top of a large party consisting of an festival, known as the Party. Donald Duck and Daisy Duck rode on the float as well, while Tin Soldier, Ballerina, Bumble, Minnie Mouse, Chip and Dale, Goofy, Roger Rabbit and Pluto strolled on foot.

Japan Unit[]

Represents Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck, Based on the 1998 and 2021 animated film Mulan and Raya and the Last Dragon.

Caribbean Unit[]

Represents Chip and Dale. Based on the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid.

Rio Unit[]

Represents Donald Duck, José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles. Based on the 2000 and 2021 animated film 2017 Disney and Pixar film The Emperor's New Groove, Coco and Encanto.

Masquerade Unit[]

Represents Tin Soldier, Ballerina and Bumble. Presenting the Disney Princesses.

Mardi Gras Unit[]

Represents Goofy and Pluto. Based on the 2009 animated film. The Princess and the Frog.

Fair Unit[]

Represents Roger Rabbit. The final float features Roger Rabbit with characters featuring Pinocchio, Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, Toy Story and Zootopia

Show facts[]

  • Theme song: "Welcome to Party"
  • Other songs featured (Disney or otherwise):
    • MICKEY MOUSE UNIT
    • JAPAN UNIT
    • CARIBBEAN UNIT
    • RIO UNIT
    • MASQUERADE UNIT
    • MARDI GRAS UNIT
    • FAIR UNIT

Trivia[]

  • Mickey Mouse is the only main character in the parade not to get a huge float of himself. Instead, he rides a huge festival known as the Party.
  • The floats were over 11 metres tall, and due to this the two turrets marking the entrance of Storybookland had to be removed as the floats were so tall.
  • Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends are the only Disney characters in the parade, and all only appear in the first unit. The rest of the parade doesn't contain any characters at all.
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