BACKSTORY (May 27, 2011—Present): From the Disneyland website:
Rhythmic beats hit the streets of Disneyland Park! The colorful Mickey's Soundsational Parade arrives with a chorus of live musicians, dancers, catchy cadences, bold percussion, Disney Characters and whimsical floats that bring to life beloved melodies from classic Disney movies.
Mickey Mouse and his pals are tuning up and getting ready to jam like never before as they ride down Main Street, U.S.A. on a colorful cavalcade of floats — creating an atmosphere that can only be described as...soundsational! Adding to the fun, each float has its own unique musical style, like crowd-pleasing Bollywood and South American rhythms.
Mickey leads the way at the head of a syncopated drum line. Live musicians and energetic dancers amplify the fun with twinkling cymbals and steel drums. Best of all, you're encouraged to join the celebration for a giant jam session!
A Symphony of Disney Characters
In addition to Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Chip 'n' Dale, Characters from some of your favorite Disney films are along for the ride, including:
•The Little Mermaid
•The Three Caballeros
•The Lion King
•The Princess and the Frog
Plus, before the final note is played, the Disney Princesses make an appearance, including Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and even Rapunzel!