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I LOVE parades, as I’ve mentioned here a few times. So I was incredibly excited that Disneyland was debuting a new parade as part of their Soundsational Summer — in fact, the Soundsational Parade is kind of the theme for the summer itself!

It’s a really fun and original parade, with GORGEOUS floats, and fun music. As you may have guessed from the name of the parade, this one is ALL about the Disney songs we know and love.

Suffice it to say, I took a LOT of pictures. Here’s a look at a lot of the characters you’ll see in the parade!

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Minnie, Mickey & the gang are on the 1st float

If you’ve seen the Disney Sing-a-Long Song videos you’ll recognize the detail on this float:

Sing Along Songbirds :)

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Arabian dancers announcing Prince Ali's arrival

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I love this guy. He is ba-na-nas (literally!)

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Ariel's Under the Sea float

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2/3 Caballeros

All of the other princesses share this Tangled inspired Princess Float.

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musical ladies-in-waiting

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Some snazzy jazz girls

Well, all the other princesses were on the Tangled float, except for Tiana, who gets this gorgeous boat float, and a whole section devoted to her jazzy New Orleans music

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...and KICK!

Peter Pan and Captain Hook, in sync for once

Kiss for Peter

Kiss for Peter

I think the last section of the parade is my favorite though — the incredibly detailed, dainty Mary Poppins section:

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Bert & Mary on carousel horses!

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Chimney sweeps!

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Great end to a wonderful parade!!

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I LOVE the holidays. As I mentioned before I start in earnest on Thanksgiving, and chug along all through Christmas and straight into New Years.

There are numerous things I love about the holiday season — the sights, the smells, the snow, music, movies etc…and I thought this would be a good place to share my favorites this month.

First up: The Disney Christmas Parade. A longtime Christmas morning staple while opening presents and eating breakfast with the family, being so close means now I can go see the parade in person. Minus the extra characters and the fabulous celebrities and the sometimes-hokey commentary from lovely morning news anchors and/or Ryan Seacrest. But still. I LOVE this parade.

Here’s my “short” version of the parade, through pictures!

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It starts off with a Clara-esque music box and giant teddy bear welcoming everyone, who are followed by…

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The tin soldiers!

I love these guys…and Pluto behind them!

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Mrs. Claus, reading all the letters to Santa

A very cheery elf, one of many along the parade route:

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Dancing snowflakes!

Of course snowflakes lead to snow on the ground, and that leads to…

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Adorable baby snowmen!

It’s not Christmas without Goofy and Max building a ginormous gingerbread house.

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And then the princesses arrive! I’m a big fan of the stepsisters, who kick things off — I love their flouncy dresses.

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Gepetto puts his toy-making skills to work:

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The 7 dwarves are a little out of place, but they bring a really pretty gem-stone tree with them!

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I love her swish-y dress.

They save the best for last though…

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Santa's Reindeer!

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SO cute.

And finally, the big guy himself:

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SANTA!

 

Have any of you seen the parade in person? Do you watch it on Christmas morning like me?

Coming up tomorrow, in Christmas-y and TV related awesomeness — GLEE does Christmas tonight! Yay!

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Seriously, I love parades. They’re one of my favorite things from childhood, along with carousels, fireworks and kick-the-can. Three of those things might also be related to a certain addiction of mine of the theme park variety (which of these things is not like the other?)

This 4th o’ July, after a little bit of research, I decided I wanted to see the parade in the Pacific Palisades. While I didn’t know heading over there it would be an hour and a half long (at least, that’s how long I stayed. It was almost over…I think) it was definitely an enjoyable way to spend a nice holiday/afternoon. If only I’d had as good a luck with fireworks. Maybe next year!

Below, some parade highlights:

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Horses!

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Moments before this float crashed into an antique car...

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Donkey Cart?

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Leading the traditional New Orleans Jazz Band - love her umbrella

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More leading of the New Orleans band!

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Cool old firetruck...silly man

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The car from MAGNUM P.I. !!!

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