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Throwback Thursday – Disneyland’s Parade of Dreams

With Disneyland beginning the 60th anniversary celebration, I thought it would be fun to highlight some photos from the 50th.   We were lucky enough to visit Disneyland a few days after the 50th celebration kicked off in 2005.  With it came the new Parade of Dreams that ran through to the end of 2008.

I’m a fan of the Disney parades, I love the colour, the fantasy and the beautiful costumes the performers wear.  How they keep smiling along the parade route the entire time is completely beyond me.

There were 8 large floats and dozens of performers and characters in this spectacularly, colourful performance.  Some people say skip the parade, and do attractions instead.  While I would hae said that when I was younger, I now make more time for the parade which is often a highlight of the day.

011_11 012_12 013_13 015_15 016_16 017_17 018_18 019_19 021_21 022_22 023_23 024_24 027_27 029_29If you have been to Disneyland or World, which parade did you see?  Or which is your favourite parade?



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Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.


20 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – Disneyland’s Parade of Dreams

  1. Makes me want to go!

    Posted by cindy knoke | June 11, 2015, 2:39 pm
  2. Lovely vantage point for your shots!

    Posted by Mustang.Koji | June 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
  3. Wow! Great photos! I haven’t been to Disney World since I was 8 years old. I think it’s time for another visit! 🙂

    Posted by Fourth Generation Farmgirl | June 11, 2015, 11:38 pm
  4. looks so colourful and happy! disney land is a great place! hope i can visit it too someday 😀

    Posted by fantabulea | June 12, 2015, 3:55 am
  5. I haven’t been to Disneyland in 15 years! I went the first time to the original in 1972 when you bought a booklet of tickets and got two “E-Ticket” ride coupons (Haunted House, Matterhorn). Explaining what an e-ticket ride is now days is too old school for many people. The photos are great!

    Posted by Terri Webster Schrandt | June 12, 2015, 12:29 pm
  6. I love Disney parades!!

    Posted by Natalie Davis | June 14, 2015, 1:13 pm
  7. I have been to Disneyland countless times (I only live like a half hour away from it) and yes I consider myself a Disney Nerd. I love that place. I would have to say that they World of Color is my favorite, but I am hoping to see the new Light Parade when I make it to the Diamond Celebration in a couple of months. DisneyWorld is on my bucketlist of things to go to.

    Posted by walkerkaty0 | June 15, 2015, 8:46 am
  8. Loved this parade!!

    Posted by whatcarolinehastosay | June 16, 2015, 3:28 pm
  9. Brings back memories of our 2013 Disney World Trip – thanks. We enjoyed the “Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Parade.

    Posted by noofmitchell | June 17, 2015, 1:00 pm

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