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Mickey's Soundsational Parade premiered on May 27, 2011, at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The parade celebrates songs from Disney films. The music used in the parade is derived from Hong Kong Disneyland's Flights of Fantasy Parade, both having the same tunes with changes in lyrics.

The parade had its end on July 17, 2019, source in the official wiki. Someone said that Mickey's Soundsational Parade would be replaced by Flights of Soundsational Fantasy Parade in 2024.

Development and history[]

Looking to develop a new parade for Disneyland, various concepts were considered, including an entire Princess and the Frog parade with the film's music being so strong. Eventually, director Steve Davison chose the idea of doing a parade based on Disney music in general, allowing for numerous films to be utilized. The parade currently does daytime and nighttime run except for during the Halloween and Christmas seasons. The nighttime performances went on hiatus during Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration to perform the new Paint the Night Parade, and again with the temporary return of the Main Street Electrical Parade. The parade will take a hiatus in 2018 for the Pixar Fest event where it will be replaced by the Pixar Play Parade which will move across the street from it's home at Disney California Adventure for the festivities Until November 4, 2018.

Parade Units[]

Pre-Parade[]

Based on the 2013 Academy Award-winning hit animated film Frozen and came from June 13th 2014 to early 2015.[1] Lovable snowman Olaf dreams of what it would be like in summer, longing for warm breezes and sunny blue skies. Elsa has created a magical parade float of snow and ice and will be greeting everyone along the parade route, as Olaf and Princess Anna frolic in the snow.

Mickey Strikes Up the Band![]

Mickey Mouse (with articulated head) plays drums and cymbals on the large float. He directs a group of six snare drummers ahead of the float in a march. He is accompanied on the float by Minnie Mouse. Pluto follows behind Mickey's float dancing. Chip and Dale follow the large unit by pushing a smaller float with Goofy on it. Goofy occasionally hits a large drum and gongs in the formation of a Mickey head behind him.

From January 25, 2019, when the parade returned, Goofy's float was replaced with him pulling an oversized Mickey Mouse drum toy float, which had previously appeared in Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here, which ran until early 2018, at which point it was replaced by Dreaming Up!. Chip 'n' Dale now pull a new birthday cake float. Both of these additions were made in honor of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday celebration.[2]

Caught Up in Pooh’s Daydreams[]

Based on the 1977 animated film The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The float features Winnie the Pooh next to his good friends Eeyore & Tigger, and attached to the float are Heffalumps and Woozles and four performers. With four "Tigger family", and a performer in a honey pot bringing up the rear. During the show stop, four bungee-jumping bees rise into the air to perform tricks.

Aladdin's Magical Cymbal Celebration[]

Based on the 1992 animated film Aladdin, the diamond-in-the-rough street rat Prince Ali dances atop a drum-shaped float (which is a common theme throughout the parade). Genie leads his dancing team, which is formed of six harem girls and a golden coin dancer, and Abu, as a toy cymbal monkey, is pushed by a banana salesman bringing up the rear.

Sebastian's Calypso Carnival[]

Based on the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. Ariel and Sebastian ride atop a larger float dominated by a blue and purple octopus who plays many handheld percussive instruments including a triangle and maracas. A maraca-playing hermit crab follows behind. The performers' costumes were a rumored to receive a twin for the original Jungle Safari and Lilo & Stitch unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Jubilation!. The hermit crab also uses the same technology as the snails in the "Main Street Electrical Parade".

Donald's Fiesta Fantastico[]

Based on the 1942 and 1944 animated films, Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. The smaller float features a maraca-playing Donald Duck next to his co-stars, José Carioca & Panchito Pistoles, in addition to the float is the Aracuan Bird. With three dancing piñata girls, and two flamenco dancers bringing up the rear.

Royal Princess Romantic Melodies[]

Presenting the Disney Princesses. On a Rapunzel’s tower float are the Disney princesses: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, and Rapunzel. Dancers dressed in large Ball Gowns lead the float.

Simba's Beastly Beats[]

Characters such as King Louie from The Jungle Book, Simba and Zazu from The Lion King and Terk from Tarzan are featured in this float. Simba stands atop a drum-shaped float before a golden sun featuring the image of King Mufasa, with four monkey dancers, a headress dancer, and 2 dancing stilt walkers. If the animatronic Simba is under repairs, a live performer Rafiki takes his place.

Tiana's New Orleans Jazz Jubilee[]

Based on the 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog. Tiana and Louis the trumpet-playing alligator ride aboard a large Mardi Gras-inspired boat. Also present on the float, as decorations, are: Ray the firefly, from the same film, as well as Evinrude the dragonfly, from the 1977 animated film The Rescuers.

Hangin' Ten and Ridin' High []

Based on the 2002 animated film Lilo & Stitch. Stitch proudly presents his tropical world. He windsurfs in the air, on a float similar to the Peter Pan float of Jubilation!. Lilo leads her dancing team, which is formed of Hawaiian dancers and Surfers. This float was recycled from Hong Kong Disneyland's former daytime parade Flights of Fantasy Parade.

Peter Pan's Neverland Buccaneer Blast[]

Based on the 1953 animated film Peter Pan. Pirates are described as having come out from Neverland. Tinker Bell takes on the starring role atop the drum float, which is decorated with giant flowers and humongous mushrooms to make the diminutive pixie appear smaller than the other characters in the parade. Captain Hook & Mr. Smee with two pirates chase Peter Pan around the base of the float, and two butterfly girls bringing up the rear, who generously sharing their joy and happiness to everyone!

Big Hero 6 []

Based on the 2014 animated film. Baymax makes his second appearance at the Park, on a float similar to Disney Stars on Parade Peter Pan unit . flying high with Hiro Hamada, Honey Lemon and Wasabi on his back.

To infinity and Beyond[]

Based on the Disney and Pixar film Toy Story. The larger float features Woody, Jessie ,and Hamm finish the Parade with Buzz Lightyear, Rex, and the Green Paratroopers, who show the best parachute Bungee jumping, and deliver the greatest joy of "Celebration in the Air". This float was recycled from Hong Kong Disneyland's former daytime parade Flights of Fantasy Parade.

Mary Poppin's Spoonful of Rhythm[]

Based on the 1964 animated- and live-action musical film Mary Poppins. The large float features Mary Poppins and Bert riding on a bicycle carousel horses in front of the float, finish the Parade with chimney sweeps, Big Moon, and horn-playing penguins riding on a whimsical 2 Carousel horses next to Jolly Holiday Fox Hunter & Fox riding a penny-farthing high wheeler bicycle, and deliver the greatest “Jolly Holiday” of "Soundsational".

Show facts[]

  • Show run: May 27, 2011 - July 17, 2019 (first edition)
  • Show length: Approximately 23 minutes
  • Other songs featured:
    • FROZEN UNIT
      • "Let it Go"
    • OPENING UNIT
      • "Mickey Mouse Club March"
    • WINNIE THE POOH UNIT
      • "Winnie the Pooh" / "Rumbly in My Tumbly" / "Little Black Rain Cloud" / "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers"
    • ALADDIN UNIT
      • "Arabian Nights" / "One Jump Ahead" / "Prince Ali"
    • THE LITTLE MERMAID UNIT
      • "Under the Sea" / "Kiss the Girl"
    • THE THREE CABALLEROS UNIT
      • "The Three Caballeros" / "Saludos Amigos" / "Baía"
    • PRINCESSES UNIT
      • "Someday My Prince Will Come" / "Once Upon a Dream" / "So This Is Love" / "Beauty and the Beast" / "I See the Light"
    • JUNGLE UNIT
      • "Trashin' the Camp" / "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" / "I Wanna Be Like You" / "Circle of Life"
    • THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG UNIT
      • "Gonna Take You There" / "Dig a Little Deeper"
    • PETER PAN UNIT
      • "A Pirate's Life" / "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" / "You Can Fly!"
    • TOY STORY UNIT
      • "You're Got a Friend in Me" / "Strange Things" / "Woody's Round-Up"
    • MARY POPPINS UNIT
      • "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" / "A Spoonful of Sugar" / "Step in Time"
  • Grand Marshall song: "Mickey's Soundsational"

Main Chorus Lyrics[]

It's a music celebration
Come on, come on, come on
Strike up the band,
Feel the beat, what a great sensation
Come on, come on, come on
Move and clap your hands,
Get into spirit
Let everyone hear it,
So come on, come on
Soundsational
Whoa, whoa - hey, hey, hey
Whoa, whoa - hey, hey!

Note: The Princess Unit's chorus lyrics are unique. "Strike up the band" is replaced with "Let your voices soar", while "Move and clap your hands" is changed to "Whatcha waiting for". In addition, the last two (purely vocal) lines do not exist for this unit and are replaced with instrumentation. Another slight change appears in the The Three Caballeros Unit, where "Come on" is replaced with "Olé". And Peter Pan Unit, where "Come on" is replaced with "Yo ho", as per the pirate dancers and Captain Hook. During the Lion King/Jungle Book section of the parade, the chorus is not sung at all, instead being purely intrumental until "Hey, Hey, Hey," at which time the words are replaced by grunts following the same pattern.

Voice Cast[]

  • Kristen Bell as Anna
  • Idina Menzel as Elsa
  • Bret Iwan as Mickey Mouse
  • Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Ray the Firefly
  • Philip Lawrence as Sebastian
  • Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck
  • Anika Noni Rose as Tiana
  • Chris Sanders as Stitch
  • Scott Adsit as Baymax
  • Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada
  • Jim Hanks as Woody

See also[]

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