Mickey’s Soundsational Parade is back at Disneyland after a multi-year break, and with it comes two new floats. I feel like Soundsational is one of those parades that you forget how good it is if you haven’t seen it in a while. Not only are the parade floats (designed by the extremely talented duo of Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily) vibrant and fun, but the music is an ear worm that will be stuck in your head for hours or even days after you hear it. In this post we’ll take a look at the parade, which re-premiered today at Disneyland.
Before we get to the pictures, we have a video of the full parade on our YouTube page:
Soundsational still starts out with a drumline, which would be a highlight of the parade if the next float wasn’t so freaking cool. A real life drumming Mickey Mouse. Wow. This never gets old. Also I have to mention Minnie Mouse looking fabulous in her piano key dress.New for 2019 is birthday cake that is accompanied by Chip & Dale. Also new is this Mickey Mouse toy drummer. Fun fact, this parade was imported over from Tokyo Disneyland’s defunct Happiness is Here parade. Genie leads of procession of dancers before Prince Ali. Ariel and her Little Mermaid-themed float is up next. This one shoots out a ton of bubbles, which is a big hit with the kids in the crowd.
The Three Caballeros and their dancing piñata girls. It’s hard to see in the picture, but Donald is on top of the giant drum in the background.
Disney princesses are well represented in Soundsational.
An impressive look Simba bobs his head to the music and will occasionally give a big roar out. The highlight of the show for me personally is Tiana’s riverboat, which is preceded by a group of dancers. Seriously, how cool is that parade float? Peter Pan and Hook have a lot of fun during this parade. They are followed by Tinker Bell on top of a large drum. Mary Poppins, Bert and the chimney sweeps close out the parade with an impressive looking float. A catchy rendition of Step in Time plays during this portion of the parade.
Soundsational is scheduled on most days in the near feature, usually at 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM. The first performance starts at “it’s a small world” and makes it way past the Matterhorn, through the right side of Disneyland’s central hub, south down Main Street, U.S.A., and then around Town Square. The second performance does the same route in reverse.