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Flashback Friday ~ The 20th Anniversary Surprise Celebration Parade

It's time for Flashback Friday Time to focus on our favorite Disney memories from the past. This week we discovered (unearthed) an old photo from The 20th Anniversary Surprise Celebration Parade in The Magic Kingdom circa 1991.

The parades name would be changed to The Surprise Celebration Parade after the 20th anniversay ended. There were six very impressive cold-air filled 35 - 40 feet tall balloons and three floats in the parade.

We always called it The Party Gras Parade after the Disneyland parade of the same name. The floats and balloons had originated from the popular Party Gras Parade in Disneyland so it made sense to us.

The theme was a blend of Mardi Gras and Carnival del Rio with characters, acrobats, jesters and stilt walkers. The music kept the parade tempo exciting and festive. You couldn't help but smile and dance or at least sway to the beat. To see giant balloons floating down Main Street USA was a thrill.

Each day of the parade, one lucky family was chosen to ride in the parade on the Roger Rabbit float.

It was a huge hit from September 22, 1991- June 1994 in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Resort.
I hope yours is a magical weekend!!


  1. I never saw them in person, but I do remember them. Maybe I saw them on a commercial? I bet they were unbelievable in person! Thanks for linking up! :)

  2. I wish I could have seen those in person, they look so cool!

  3. I TOTALLY remember this parade! Never saw it in person, but there was a lot of media around it. I especially remember (and miss) the Party Gras popsicles!!

  4. The 20th Anniversary celebration was advertised everywhere. It really added to the excitement of our trip. When we saw a commercial on TV there were squeals of delight.
    The Party Gras popsicles sound like fun.

  5. I think I remember that from Disneyland! I'll have to dig through my pictures. How fun!

  6. I hate to admit that I remember that parade, too! Great flashback!

  7. Haha it's a real flash from the past! Love to see your old pics:)

  8. Wow! What an amazing float. I can only imagine how awesome this parade must have been!


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