Liles' Family Christmas At Disneyland 2015

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Christmas Eve Parade (Page Four)

The parade is about to begin and we have ring side seats!  The "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.The paradedebuted during the 1994 Holiday Season, replacing the "Very Merry Christmas Parade."

The parade features several Christmas theme floats and a catchy sound track, 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. Earlier versions of the parade included Scrooge McDuck, Roger Rabbit, Max Goof, characters from Lilo & Stitch, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Aladdin, and also young children.

This is the first time we remember seeing the parade come from Main Street!  The was was setting so the cameras worked.

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Where are they? We hear them!

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The first float comes around the corner

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That is one big bear!

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Attention on deck.... The wooden soldiers are coming!
Toy soldiers from Babes in Toyland marching and playing trumpets and snare drums

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Perfect formations

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Their horns were fantastic!

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Nice shoes! 4 Female Mailroom Elves and 2 Male Mailroom Elves
perform with mail bags along and atop the float.

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Mickey and Minnie!

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She is waving at us!

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"Merry Christmas Minnie!"

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Are you on the list?

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Snowy Snowman hard at work!
8 snow people scurry along, 4 male, 4 female.

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Circle the wagons!

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The next series of floats

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Winnie The Pooh!

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Tigger Too

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Poor Eeyore... Dragging his sleigh

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A snowy Christmas Tree rolls down the parade route.

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Six skaters skate down the parade route on roller skates.

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Moving fast!

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Elsa and Anna stand atop an ice-themed float with an Olaf figure.

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Where is Olaf?

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Gingerbread anyone? (This was the first time Craig ever had gingerbread!)

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Clarabelle Cow and six Gingerbread Cookies dance down the street.

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Six Candy Bakers (Three Male, Three Female) help Goofy and Pluto

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Do NOT drop the bucket

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Lady Tremaine, Drizella, and Anastasia (Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters) are not invited and therefore walk in front of the unit while playing with guests.

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Time to read!

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Tiana, Prince Naveen, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Aurora, Prince Phillip, Belle, and Beast dance on a ballroom float.

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Looking good!

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"We did NOT do it!"

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Ball Dancers dance beautifully behind the Candlelight Ball
float accompanied by Ariel and Prince Eric.

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Toyland....

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Jessie and a Green Army Man ride in a military hum-dinger

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Sheriff Woody from Toy Story on a rocking horse is atop a Toy Block float.

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Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story in a spaceship is atop a Toy Block float.

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The tree is on the move!

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Santa Claus sits atop his sleigh on the Finale float led by the 8 Reindeer.

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"Have you been a good little boy?"

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Bunny... Is that you?

Let's Do A Quick Visit To"It's A Small World"

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The porpoise is doing it on purpose!

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Handsome devil!

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"Look out... Here we come!"

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"Behind you!

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It worked!  (Courtesy of Bob D.)

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Here we go!

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Indeed

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