Fun Find Friday
January 16, 2015
Location: Mickey's Soundsational Parade, Disneyland
I've never been a big fan of parades. Growing up our
family never rushed off to the local parades unless someone we knew
was in one or if we were invited. So naturally, when we would make a
trip to a Disney park, the parade was never really on our agenda.
Even when it would be going down the street, we would rush past it
and get on some rides while the rest of the world sat there paying
attention to the floats passing by.
In recent years, Disney has released more and more
parades that have captured my attention. Beginning with Block Party
Bash (which led to me getting a ball pit filled with Block Party
Bash Balls) to Festival of Fantasy and even in Disneyland, Mickey's
Soundsational Parade, Disney finally caught my attention with
parades and made me believe they were worth the wait.
Yesterday I arrived in Disneyland and spent the
entire day jumping back and forth between Disneyland and Disney
California Adventure. While in Disneyland at one point, Mickey's
Soundsational Parade began and I found a nice little spot right in
front of City Hall to watch the festivities. The very first float
has always caught my attention, but this time I noticed something I
have never seen before.
Just a little below the platform where Mickey
stands, three little birds sat there joining in the fun. Instantly I
recognized them, although they blend in with the float so well they
most likely often go unnoticed.
Keeping in with the theme of Disney music, it
appears that the Imagineers who created the float decided to sneak
in a reference to one of Disney's most beloved musical acts from the
1990's: Disney's Sing Along Songs. The Sing Along Songs were VHS
tapes that featured a group of Disney songs that often all fit
around the same theme. The songs would be introduced at times by an
owl who was a teacher for a classroom, and his students, also birds,
consisted of a group of boys and these three female birds!
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