The Disneyland Christmas Parade Is About To Begin (Page Three)
We have walked for almost two hours so it is time to sit and watch the parade which is just minutes away...
Did You Know? - The "A Christmas Fantasy Parade" is an annual parade presented at Disneyland Park in the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.
The parade is a holiday parade that runs (usually) from the weekend before Thanksgiving until the Sunday after New Years. It debuted in during the 1994 Holiday Season, replacing the "Very Merry Christmas Parade."
The parade features several Christmas themed floats and a catchy soundtrack, along with favorite Disney characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, Goofy, Clarabelle Cow, Elsa, Anna, Woody & Buzz Lightyear, Belle, Beast, Snow White and her Prince, Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Ariel, Prince Eric, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and the Babes in Toyland soldiers.
We love the assigned seating!
(Sue is on the end wrapped up in everything we could find!)
Sue, Paul. Nick, Bob, Robin, Becca, Lilly, and Zack!
One more shot
(Sue, Paul, Nick, Bob, Robin, Becca, Lilly, and Zack)
Good looking group!
Miss Lilly has been asleep for a while
"Mommy! Do I have to wake up?"
The opening float is on its way
Welcome to the parade!
Toy soldiers from Babes in Toyland marching that play trumpets and snare drums
Did You Know? - The snare drum or side drum is a percussion instrument that produces a sharp staccato sound when the head is struck with a drum stick.
Snare drums are often used in orchestras, concert bands, marching bands, parades, drumlines, drum corps, and more. It is one of the central pieces in a drum set, a collection of percussion instruments designed to be played by a seated drummer, which is used in many genres of music.
Snare drums are usually played with drum sticks, but the use of other beaters such as the brush or the rute can be used to achieve a very different sound.
Up close and personal
Hey Minnie Mouse!
Did You Know? - Minerva "Minnie" Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. She was first drawn by Iwerks in 1928, as was Mickey Mouse. The comic strip story "The Gleam" (published January 19–May 2, 1942) by Merrill De Maris and Floyd Gottfredson first gave her full name as Minerva Mouse, although this is seldom used.
The comic strip story "Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers" (published September 22–December 26, 1930) introduced her father Marcus Mouse and her unnamed mother, both farmers. The same story featured photographs of Minnie's uncle Milton Mouse with his family and her grandparents Marshal Mouse and Matilda Mouse. Her best-known relatives, however, remain her uncle Mortimer Mouse and her twin nieces, Millie and Melody Mouse, though most often a single niece, Melody, appears. In many appearances, Minnie is presented as the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse, a close friend of Daisy Duck, and a friend to Clarabelle Cow.
Chip and Dale wave to the crowd
Did You Know? - Chip and Dale (also rendered as Chip 'n' Dale or Chip an' Dale) are two chipmunk cartoon characters created in 1943, at Walt Disney Productions. Their names are a pun based on the name of the famous 18th-century cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale.
Please do NOT melt!
"Where is my honey??"
Tiger seems to be a favorite of the little kids!
A magnificent tree
Ice skating seemed so easy to do!
From the movie Frozen
The terrible step daughter eyes Lilly and Lilly came alive!
"I see you Lilly"
Lilly sure likes her!
Hello Snow White.... She blows us a kiss
Disney has beautiful Princesses!
She lights up the entire area!
She gets her own driver?
Buzz Lightyear flies over the parade
Santa must be nearby... His reindeer are here
Did You Know? - The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as caribou in North America, is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to Arctic, Subarctic, tundra, boreal and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America.
Time to dance!
Her eyes did not leave Santa
"Bye Lilly... See you tonight!"
"Santa... I just had hot chocolate!"
"Mommy drinks hot chocolate and doesn't get a mustache? Why?"
Bye Bye Parade