Mickey's WaterWorks was the summertime parade at Hong Kong Disneyland. It was originally created exclusively for Hong Kong Disneyland for the 2007 Summer season by Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, and is presented by Bonaqua Drinking Water. Although Mickey's WaterWorks officially began its run on July 14 of that year, it made its debut one week earlier.
As the title suggests, Mickey's WaterWorks is a splashy parade created to refresh and bring watery fun to guests from all walks of life. The parade showcases how Mickey Mouse and more than 30 other Disney characters keep Hong Kong Disneyland's landscape looking so beautiful and lush. However, guests viewing the parade must be aware that water is everywhere on the route, except for the Dry Areas of the route located by signs along the route.
Favorite Disney characters, some of whom had never appeared at Hong Kong Disneyland before such as the Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio, prior to the debut of this parade, entertain guests with a water-filled extravaganza of music, dance and a host of colorful themed floats together with over 100 performers (including said 30 characters) set to an original score.
Heat Alarm - The parade begins with several Green Army Men holding water guns, spraying guests as they march. This then leads way to the first float featuring Buzz Lightyear in his Spaceship, which is pulling a machine called the "Heat Alarm", that detects how hot it is to spray water. The top of the float has a moving sun alongside whistles that spray water. On the left side is a thermometer alongside another Heat Alarm in Chinese. The parade's title and sponsor logo appear on the front, while the back has the parade's logo in Chinese.
Goofy's Watering Machine - This unit begins with The Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf, with the former three pulling wheelbarrows. This is followed by large human sized plants, seeds, and tools. The next float features Goofy and Chip and Dale operating a giant machine that resembles a train. This machine pumps up water which is then sprayed throughout all the sprayers around the float.
The White Rabbit's Watering Can - This small unit features Alice leading the way for giant-human-sized plants and human butterflies. The White Rabbit rides a giant watering can that sprays everybody on sight.
Minnie's Fragrance Factory - Led by some flowers, this float features Minnie Mouse on the top of a large spraying heart-shaped lamp surrounded by different perfumes. Daisy Duck and Marie appear on the front and back of the float respectively. There are loads of water sprayed around this float.
Donald's Plant Food Factory - The Disney Princesses and giant green plants lead the way to this float. The float features a giant Plant Food Sprayer operated by Donald Duck, with Pluto pumping out the water to let the sprayer operate.
Mickey's Magic Color Painter - Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket lead the final float, a giant machine that can change the color of water. Mickey Mouse sits on the swinging sprayer, while Stitch (Dopey until 2010) controls the leavers. The giant Mickey-shaped sprayer can spray a whole range.
Woody's Toy Vac - The final unit. Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore lead a selection of rainbow dancers and human clouds. The final float is a machine that contains water with Woody and Jessie standing on top while Green Army Men use it to spray out water. The parade ends with rope carriers holding a banner with the parade and the parade's slogan - "The Big Splash Goofy Gardening Parade".
Concept Art for Heat Alarm/opening
Concept Art for Goofy's Watering Machine
Concept Art for The White Rabbit's Watering Can
Concept Art for Minnie's Fragrance Factory
Concept Art for Donald's Plant Food Factory
Concept Art for Mickey's Magic Color Painter
Concept Art for Woody's Toy Vac/Final Unit
Canceled Monstro Car (shown only on the office website)
Concept Art for a Canceled A Bug's Life Unit
Concept Art for a Canceled Clara Cluck Unit
Concept Art for a Canceled Winnie the Pooh Unit
Goofy and Donald are the only characters to speak English, while Minnie is the only character to speak Mandarin. The rest of the characters in the parade including Buzz, The White Rabbit, Mickey, Woody, and Jessie all speak in Cantonese.