Mickey's Soundsational Parade (Disneyland Resort)

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Mickey's Soundsational Parade is an explosion of visual and audio delight! Witness great Disney music come alive in this classic parade which utilizes a wide variety of characters from the Disney catalog as well as live musicians!

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Location: Main Street, USA, Central Plaza, and Small World Promenade.
Show Type: Parade.
Show Length: About 20 minutes.
Typical Showtimes*: 4:00pm and 6:30pm.
Suggested Arrival: At least an hour before showtime.
 
*Showtimes may vary day to day and some offerings might not be available every day of the week. In addition, other factors (such as weather or special events) may delay or cancel regularly scheduled entertainment.

Fun Facts

  • Many rarely seen characters are featured in the parade, including Panchito and Jose from The Three Caballeros, King Louie from The Jungle Book, Terk from Tarzan, and Mr. Smee from Peter Pan.
  • A drum line composed of six snare drummers opens the parade.
  • On the lead float, Mickey actually plays a live drum set, and also moves his mouth & blinks his eyes!
  • The lead float also features tributes to Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom, a 1953 animated short.
  • Much of the parade's soundtrack is also shared with the Hong Kong Disneyland parade, Flights of Fantasy, that debuted in early 2011.
  • The horses that Mary & Bert are riding during the Mary Poppins unit were designed by famed puppeteer Michael Curry, who's massive repertoire includes a multitude of Disney projects, including the Magic Mirror for Snow White - An Enchanting Musical and Flotsam & Jetsam for Disneyland's Fantasmic!.

Safety and Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes. A wheelchair accessible viewing area is available on Main Street, USA near the The Mad Hatter shop in Town Square.
  • Assistive Listening Devices: Yes. Sign Language interpretation is available on select days. Call (714) 781-6176 (voice) or (714) 781-7292 (TTY) for more information.
  • Safety Considerations: This show utilizes strobe lights and may have loud noises or explosions that could frighten young children.

Video

Soundsational - Opening Day (Part 1)

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Show Details

Each float within the parade features different musical styles.[1]

Opening: Mickey Mouse leads the way pounding out a “soundsational” rhythm on a live acoustic drum set. Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, and Chip ‘n’ Dale join the fun with drumline musicians kicking off the parade with a bang!

Aladdin: Bollywood meets Arabian nights as Aladdin and the Genie take over the street with harem dancers, finger cymbals and a gong.

Little Mermaid: The catchy Caribbean sounds of steel drums and marimbas wash over everyone when Ariel, Sebastian and their colorful undersea kingdom “float” down the parade route.

Three Caballeros: Returning after a long absence, “The Three Caballeros” – Donald Duck, Jose and Panchito – shake things up with sizzling rhythms from south of the border.

Disney Princess: Sparkling melodies entangle together while Disney’s fairytale heroines, Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, and Rapunzel sway beneath an enchanting tower wrapped with strands of golden hair.

Lion King: Disney’s famous jungle beasts, Simba, King Louie and Terk monkey around in a colorful menangerie that sure knows how to monkey around.

Princess and the Frog: New Orleans jazz and Cajun rhythms come rollin’ down the bayou bringing Princess Tiana and Louis the Alligator on a big, brassy riverboat making their first appearance in a parade.

Never Land: Rollicking tunes fill the air with adventure as Peter Pan taunts Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. Overhead, Tinker Bell taps out a beat on a fairy mushroom garden with her magic wand.

Mary Poppins: Guests will step in time with Mary Poppins and Bert as they dance to the practically perfect beats beneath a moving musical carrousel.

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