Description And Comments
The Disneyland Band has been performing at Disneyland since 1955 -- and it still draws quite a crowd. The Band typically performs four times daily, with shows at the main entrance, in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle, Town Square, and during the daily Flag Retreat Ceremony. The castle show is typically the most popular and includes many Disney characters.
The showtimes are listed in the Times Guide, and if you're a fan of marching bands, we definitely recommend seeing the Disneyland Band on your second or third day in the park.
The 10:00 a.m. show is usually in front of the Mickey Floral, facing the the turnstiles. The Band performs songs from classic Disney films.
The 11:00 a.m. castle show is our favorite. It begins in the castle forecourt with band leader, Mickey, and various other characters, including Chip, Dale, Pinocchio, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Alice and The Mad Hatter. The 11:00am typical set list:
- Mickey Mouse Club March
- Be Our Guest
- Bare Necessities
- It's A Small World
- The Unbirthday Song
- When You Wish Upon A Star, with Walt Disney's opening day speech
When they arrive they play Under The Sea.
From there they head to the steps of the train station where they choose one lucky child to be the guest conductor. The band plays Bare Necessities again, but with an interesting twist. And they finish the set with Gonna Take You There from The Princess and the Frog.
The noon show takes place in Town Square and is a recreation of a classic saturday concert in the park. It is a very relaxed performance, beginning with an introduction of each of the member of the band and how all the instruments fit together. They play a number of classic pieces and finish with a stirring medley.
The final show of the day is during the Flag Retreat Ceremony.