tdr0891_“Happiness is Here” consisting of 7 units

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On April 15, 2013, the “Happiness is Here” parade premiered as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort’s 30th anniversary event “The Happiness Year”.

This parade consists of 7 units and 13 floats. *Some characters or floats may not appear due to weather conditions.

1. Opening unit: Happiness created by joyful ‘music’

Floats
– A title float designed like a Mickey Mouse toy
– A float featuring the steam locomotive (Casey Junior)
– A float featuring musical instruments and music boxes

Characters
[Mickey & Friends] Goofy (first), Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar
[Three Little Pigs] Fifer, Fiddler, Practical
[Snow White] Princess Snow White, Seven Dwarfs
[Pinocchio] Pinocchio
[The Aristocats] Marie, Toulouse, Berlioz

2. Unit featuring ‘friendship’

Floats
– A float featuring the brown pelican Nigel
– A float featuring a tricycle with a toy box on it

Characters
[Lilo & Stitch] Lilo, Stitch (first)
[Finding Nemo] Gill, Nemo
[Toy Story] Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie

3. Unit featuring ‘wish’

Floats
– A float featuring Abu, magically transformed into an elephant

Characters
[Aladdin] Genie (first), Aladdin, Jasmine

4. Unit featuring ‘beauty’

Floats
– A float featuring swan
– A float featuring Pixie Hollow

Characters
[Tangled] Rapunzel (first)
[Sleeping Beauty] Aurora
[Beauty and the Beast] Bell
[Cinderella] Cinderella
[Tinker Bell] Tinker Bell
[Woodland Cafe] Worm
[The Ugly Duckling] Ugly duckling

5. Unit featuring ‘wonder’

Floats
– A float featuring Mad Hatter and the March Hare
– A float featuring the Queen of Hearts

Characters
[Alice in Wonderland] Alice (first), Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Card Soldiers

6. Unit featuring ‘dream’

Floats
– A float featuring an overflowing honey pot

Characters
[Winnie-the-Pooh] Rabbit, Heffalump, Tigger, Pooh

7. Finale

Floats
– A float with a theme of ‘dreams fulfilled by Disney characters’
– A12-meter tall balloon-shaped float consisting of a lot of small balloons
– A sponsor float

Characters
[Mary Poppins] Bert, Mary Poppins
[Mickey & Friends] Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Chip & Dale, Pluto

As you can see, each unit has the characters who fit the theme of the unit.

For example, Woodie and Buzz are in the unit of friendship, Genie in the unit of wish, Disney’s representative heroines in the unit of beauty, and Alice in the unit of wonder… All the characters really match their unit.

From this perspective, you can feel the themes and stories of the parade.

Even after 30 years from the start, the “Happiness is Here” parade is still entertaining people a lot.

The finale date has not been decided yet, but those who haven’t seen it are absolutely recommended to see it once.

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