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Parade of the Stars (previously known as 45 Years of Magic Parade) was a parade at Disneyland ran from 2000 to 2005. The name change after Disneyland's 45th anniversary ended in 2001.


45 Years of Magic Parade[]

As 45 Years of Magic Parade, in conjunction with Disneyland's 45th Anniversary. Initially the music for the parade was “Pomp and Circumstance” by Sir Edward Elgar, just like in the Noah’s Ark chapter of Fantasia 2000. Not everyone knows the name of the piece and composer, but everyone instantly recognizes it as the traditional music at school graduations. At each performance, 70 lucky park guests are chosen to join the parade. Donning tutus and animal hats, these “guest stars” provide a bit of comic relief down the entire parade route.

Parade of the Stars[]

After the 45th Anniversary was over, the parade was renamed. A few changes were made at this time. It continued to be Disneyland’s main parade until another major Disneyland anniversary. The new design of Donald and Daisy was also used. On May 5, 2005, the new Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams premiered as part of Happiest Homecoming on Earth, the 18-month celebration of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland.

Parade Units[]

  • Tarzan Unit: Based on the 1999 animated film. Tarzan sitting on his elephant companion Tantor, who has been painted gold and is kneeling on a cloud. This unit was leaded by Yo Yo Flamingo and the Snooty Flamingos from The Carnival of the Animals, later they're all got replaced by the Flamingos from the 1951 animated film Alice in Wonderland, as well as Terk with the flamingos.


  • Timon and Rafiki had appear in the parade, but they were not follow with The Lion King Unit.
  • Flik was the only Pixar character appears in the parade.
  • The Three Little Pigs, Wendell, Liver Lips McGrowl, Tigger, Robin Hood, Max Goof, Timon, Meeko and Flik were the only characters wear capes in the parade.

See also[]

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