Disney's Flights of Fantasy Parade (Hong Kong Disneyland)

According to Wikipedia, Disney's Flights of Fantasy Parade premiered on January 18, 2011 as part of the Celebration in the Air, celebrating the 5th anniversary of Hong Kong Disneyland.

The parade celebrates the dreams of Disney characters and includes Disney characters such as Mickey and friends, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Baloo, & King Louie, Tantor, Simba, Tinkerbell, Stitch and Woody & Buss Lightyear.

The parade includes seven floats which include Mickey's Magical Airship, Caught Up in Daydreams, Romance Takes Wing, Jumpin' Jungle Jam, The Magic of Pixie Dust, Hangin' Ten and Ridin' High, and To Infinity and Beyond.

The Seven Floats

1) Mickey's Magical Airship

The parade starts with Dumbo and Timothy Mouse from Dumbo in "Dreams Take Flight". Dumbo is fully working animatronic and hovers over the title float.

Mickey drives a giant airship named "Flights of Friendship", and greets all the guests around the parade route, 

and his friends Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald and Chip 'n Dale also sing and dance along with him. 

2) Caught Up in Daydreams

Based on the 1977 animated film, the float features Winnie the Pooh next to his good friends Eeyore & Tigger.

Attached to the float are Heffalumps and Woozles and four performers along with four "Tigger family" and a performer in a honey pot bringing up the rear.

During the show stop, four bungee-jumping bees rise into the air to perform tricks.

3) Romance Takes Wings

On a Swan-shaped airboat are the Disney princesses, Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella from Cinderella, Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty and Belle from Beauty and the Beast. 

4) Jumpin' Jungle Jam

Characters such as Baloo & King Louie from The Jungle Book, Rafiki & Timon from The Lion King and Tantor from Tarzan are featured on this float, styled to look like the jungle.

With four female and four male Africa dancers bringing up to the rear. During the show stop, Simba the Lion King rises into the air. 

5) The Magic of Pixie Dust

Based on the character from the 1953 animated film Peter Pan. Fairies are described as having come out from Pixie Hollow. Tinkerbell takes on the starring role atop the flying cotton float from Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure, which has flowers on the sides, is the float of fairies.

Meanwhile four fairies ride on the bug cars, and two flower girls bringing up the rear, who generously sharing their joy and happiness to everyone!

6) Hangin' Ten and Ridin' High

Based on the 2002 animated film, Stitch proudly presents his tropical world. He windsurfs in the air, on a float similar to Peter Pan float of Jubilation.

Lilo leads her dancing team, which is formed of Hawaiin dancers and surfers.

7) To Infinity and Beyond

Based on the Disney and Pixar film. The larger float features Woody, Jessie and Hamm finish the parade with Buzz Lightyear, 

Rex and the Green Paratroopers, who show the best parachute Bungee jumping, and deliver the greatest joy of "Celebration in the Air". 

K did not let me have a photo of her until she had her eyes feasted on all the floats. Saying she loved it may be an understatement. She enjoyed the parade to the max and thanked me for bearing the heat with her just to witness the parade which started at 1pm (of all timing!).

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  1. I believe that even older people like me still dream of going to Disneyland. It's a dream destination for the young and old.

  2. the happiest place on Earth, am glad you bear the heat for Kyla, that is such a happy experience for her.

  3. haha! despite the 1 pm heat,
    you've managed to take good shots for each float.
    it's every kids dream to see this. ^0^