Parade of the Stars (previously known as 45 Years of Magic Parade) was a parade at Disneyland that ran from 2000 to 2005. The name changed after Disneyland's 45th anniversary ended in 2001.
45 Years of Magic Parade
As 45 Years of Magic Parade, in conjunction with Disneyland's 45th Anniversary. Initially the music for the parade was “Pomp and Circumstance” by Sir Edward Elgar, just like in the Noah’s Ark chapter of Fantasia 2000. Not everyone knows the name of the piece and composer, but everyone instantly recognizes it as the traditional music at school graduations. At each performance, 70 lucky park guests were chosen to join the parade. Donning tutus and animal hats, these “guest stars” provided a bit of comic relief down the entire parade route.
Parade of the Stars
After the 45th Anniversary was over, the parade was renamed. A few changes were made at this time. It continued to be Disneyland’s main parade until another major Disneyland anniversary. The new design of Donald and Daisy was also used. On May 5, 2005, the new Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams premiered as part of the Happiest Homecoming on Earth, the 18-month celebration of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland.