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Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by MadEye » Apr Fri 26, 2013 5:01 pm

Hopefully they don't just reuse the same floats again.

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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by Amy » Apr Fri 26, 2013 7:45 pm

MadEye wrote:Hopefully they don't just reuse the same floats again.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/fes ... g-2014.htm
It does say that they are going to have new and innovative floats ~ hopefully they stick to their word :D

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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by Len90 » Apr Sat 27, 2013 12:58 am

Well that was WAY overdue. I do hope it features a full set of new floats as Celebrate a Dream Come True features a few floats that date back 2001 for the share a dream come true and others that I can easily recall seeing in the 25th Anniversary Remember the Magic Parade. They do say all new, but sometimes with TDO just taking the globe off a float or changing the paint scheme is new for them.

My hope for this is something that can be on par with Soundsational. DL did a fantastic job with creating all new floats for that parade and it is one of a few things I was unable to see when I was there in November/December.
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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by Sharonofwindham » Apr Sat 27, 2013 6:10 pm

MadEye wrote:Hopefully they don't just reuse the same floats again.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/fes ... g-2014.htm
I'm with you MadEye! Have you seen the floats in the parade at Disneyland Paris? I have never seen them in person, only on youtube, but the WDW floats are pretty sad if you compare them to DP :shock: :x. What a gorgeous parade they have!

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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by Sharonofwindham » Apr Sat 27, 2013 6:20 pm

Amy wrote:
MadEye wrote:Hopefully they don't just reuse the same floats again.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/fes ... g-2014.htm
It does say that they are going to have new and innovative floats ~ hopefully they stick to their word :D
The drawings that they show look very promising.
There is one float that has been reused so many times, and I truly they think they need to dismantle the thing and recycle the parts. It's the one with the "glass-like", castle-esque thingies...do you know which one I'm talking about?! UGH :roll:. I mean really...I'm truly surprised the thing still moves, and they just keep dressing it up :shock: :lol:

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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by mindflipper » Apr Sat 27, 2013 10:53 pm

I know which floats you're talking about, Sharon, and I think I can remember them back from 1980's, LOL.

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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by Len90 » Apr Sun 28, 2013 12:42 am

mindflipper wrote:I know which floats you're talking about, Sharon, and I think I can remember them back from 1980's, LOL.
That is the float I have been able to place in every parade dating back to at least 1995 during the 25th anniversary. It's in this link: http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photogr ... ge23115012

I took a look at the drawings of the new floats and I am impressed. It does seem like TDO may finally have some interesting and new parade floats for the Magic Kingdom.
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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by Amy » Apr Sun 28, 2013 7:37 am

Len90 wrote:
mindflipper wrote:I know which floats you're talking about, Sharon, and I think I can remember them back from 1980's, LOL.
That is the float I have been able to place in every parade dating back to at least 1995 during the 25th anniversary. It's in this link: http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photogr ... ge23115012

I took a look at the drawings of the new floats and I am impressed. It does seem like TDO may finally have some interesting and new parade floats for the Magic Kingdom.
Yup ~ I remember that mirrored float as well ~ it has been around for a looooooong time now!

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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by mindflipper » Apr Sun 28, 2013 1:04 pm

Len90 wrote:
mindflipper wrote:I know which floats you're talking about, Sharon, and I think I can remember them back from 1980's, LOL.
That is the float I have been able to place in every parade dating back to at least 1995 during the 25th anniversary. It's in this link: http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photogr ... ge23115012
And it has been used in the Christmas parades as well. I remember that float long before 1995. I think it was originally built for either the 10th or 15th anniversary parade, but I have no way to confirm it.

But its not the only float that has been around for years being used and re-used. There's a series of floats that combine to make a paddle-wheel riverboat. At Christmas, they use it to put the the Song of South characters on it.

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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by figmentaholic » Apr Sun 28, 2013 2:22 pm

They aren't getting rid of the MSEP (again) are they? Or do they mean an afternoon parade?


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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by MadEye » Apr Mon 29, 2013 12:33 pm

Len90 wrote:
mindflipper wrote:I know which floats you're talking about, Sharon, and I think I can remember them back from 1980's, LOL.
That is the float I have been able to place in every parade dating back to at least 1995 during the 25th anniversary. It's in this link: http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photogr ... ge23115012
It's also the float that ran over a performer playing Pluto about a decade ago.
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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by Sharonofwindham » Apr Mon 29, 2013 7:12 pm

MadEye wrote:
Len90 wrote:
mindflipper wrote:I know which floats you're talking about, Sharon, and I think I can remember them back from 1980's, LOL.
That is the float I have been able to place in every parade dating back to at least 1995 during the 25th anniversary. It's in this link: http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photogr ... ge23115012
It's also the float that ran over a performer playing Pluto about a decade ago.
So it even has blood on it's wheels :shock: I say, BURN IT!!

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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by Wizzard419 » Apr Mon 29, 2013 9:38 pm

I suddenly find one parade at Disney world "acceptable"... lets hope for repeats. :D

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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by MadEye » Apr Tue 30, 2013 7:29 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:I suddenly find one parade at Disney world "acceptable"... lets hope for repeats. :D
I hope you aren't referring to what happened to the friend-of-Pluto as he was killed in the accident.
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Re: Magic Kingdom to finally get brand new parade

Post by SeasDiver » Apr Tue 30, 2013 7:43 pm

Dug up some old video that my dad took (I couldn't yet carry the monstrosity that passed for home video cameras). The float was NOT in the 1984 Donalds' Birthday parade but it is definately in the 1986 15th Anniversary parade. However, the drive train under it may have been adapted/re-used from one of the floats in the 1984 Donald Parade.
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