Disney on Parade: 100 Years of Magic was a parade at Tokyo Disneyland. The parade celebrated the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney. This ran from April 15, 2000 to January 21, 2003. Originally there was no sponsor, but from April 12, 2002 NTT DoCoMo provided it. After the performance in Tokyo, 5 of the floats (the First 4 and Alice in Wonderland) were recycled for "Disney on Parade", which was held in Hong Kong Disneyland from 2005 to 2010 as Disney on Parade.
The parade was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney himself, which was on December 5, 2001. The history of Disney movies, starting with Mickey Mouse's animation production, was reconsidered in three periods, matching the flow of American entertainment. The total length was 700m, the initial stage was composed of 14 floats.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland was originally scheduled to receive Disneyland's long-running Parade of the Stars, which debuted for its 45th anniversary celebration in 2000 and was replaced with Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams in 2005. However, officials ultimately decided on a different parade for the new park.
In September 2010, Hong Kong Disneyland celebrated its 5th anniversary. Disney on Parade was replaced by Flights of Fantasy Parade on January 21, 2011. In June 2010, Steve Davison, the creator of World of Color in Disney California Adventure, mentions that he is currently working on a parade for Hong Kong Disneyland's 5th anniversary.
'Let It Snow' Christmas Parade
During the Christmas season, Disney On Parade became 'Let It Snow' Christmas Parade. The parade itself was a modified edition with Christmas additions, decorations and replacements. It first ran from November 23, 2007 through January 6, 2008 as part of the A Sparkling Christmas Holiday event. Since then, the parade has been running in each Christmas event until January 2, 2011.
Logo Float: There is a float with a sun on it and on the float it says "Disney on Parade" and on the bottom it says "100 Years of Magic". There is a Mickey head on the top of the float. Dancers with ribbons precede the float.
The Band Concert: Based on the 1935 animated cartoon. A band leads an 8-meter-high balloon of Mickey, which has a moving hand holding a baton.
The Good Old Days
Animation Book:Chip and Dale are on a art and design float with paint and a flip book of Mickey Mouse.
Castle of Dream: A shining castle adorns the second part of the finale unit. This float features Mickey Mouse on the top balcony, Woody to the bottom of Mickey, Jessie to the left of Woody and Buzz Lightyear to the right of Woody. during the "Hip Hip Hurray!" part of the parade theme a confetti cannon inside one of the towers will go off and shoot confetti to the audience.
NTT DoCoMo Sponsor Float: During the parade's last year, it was sponsored by NTT DoCoMo and so a float with their logo was added.
Hong Kong Disneyland Floats
Logo Float: This float had the "100 Years of Magic" suffix changed to “Come and Join the Magic”. Other than that, the float remained the same.
The Band Concert: Based on the 1935 animated cartoon. The giant balloon of Mickey remained the same.
Animation Book: This float featuring Chip and Dale remains the same as in Tokyo.
Plane Crazy: Based on the 1928 animated cartoon. Also remains the same as in Tokyo.
Princesses: This float features various Disney Princesses.