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Happiness is Here Parade (Disneyland Montréal version)
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Park

Disneyland Montréal Park

Attraction type

Parade

Opening date

June 16, 2025

Closing date

March 29, 2030

Replaced by

Dreams of Fantasy Parade

Happiness is Here Parade at Disneyland Montréal Park. Conceived by VP of Parades and Spectaculars, Steve Davison, the parade celebrates songs from Disney films. The parade includes Disney characters throughout the years. The Montreal version of the parade was inspired by Happiness is Here Parade. It includes seven major floats and various tweener units, some focused on Disney toys, others simply featuring whimsical designs relating to music.

Development Edit

In June 2030, Disneyland Montreal will be celebrating its 5th anniversary. It is confirmed that Happiness is Here Parade would be replaced by a new parade called Dreams of Fantasy Parade on June 21, 2030. In May 2005, Steve Davison, the creator of Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams in Disneyland Parks, mentions that he is currently working on a parade for Disneyland Montreal 5th anniversary.

Parade Unit Edit

  • Opening: Tin Soldier and Ballerina leads the way on a pink, stylized winged horses. The Three Little Pigs pull an oversized Mickey Mouse drum toy. Pinocchio from Pinocchio leads a magical train over a piano, with Alice and White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland as passengers as well as a Alec Azam from Pixar short Presto. This looks similar to the Opening Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade. Other characters featured in this unit include Bumble Boogie characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Dumbo.
  • Oliver & Company Unit: Based on the 1988 animated film. Jenny plucks an oversized violin with her brother Oliver by her side, while Dodger features on the back. A purple player piano is the major feature of this float This looks similar to the The Aristocats Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade.
  • Joy of Friendship Unit: Remy and Emile from Ratatouille lead this unit aboard pastel-colored rat. They are followed by puppet versions of Anger, Fear and Disgust from Disney and Pixar film Inside Out. Joy and Sadness appear in the Goofball Island on the next float. This looks similar to the Finding Nemo Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade. The Toy Story pals conclude the unit aboard their own float; Slinky and Mr. Potato Head pedal an enormous bicycle, which Jessie and Rex sit in the basket of, while Woody and Buzz Lightyear dance atop a "Woody's Roundup" record player behind them. This looks similar to the Toy Story Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade.
  • Sea Unit: Based on the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. Prince Eric's horse, which precedes the unit, is designed to look like a stylized seahorses. He is followed by a number of fish and shell. Princess Ariel and their pages are carried by Sebastian and Flounder. They are followed by a small band of Under the Sea dancers. This looks similar to the Aladdin Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade.
  • Beauty Unit: Presenting the Disney Princesses. Rapunzel from Tangled appears first on Maximus with a pink mane. She is followed by The Ugly Duckling and a few pink flower dancers. Cinderella from Cinderella, Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty and Belle from Beauty and the Beast follow on an ornately-decorated swan on the next float as well as a Squeaks Butterfly from the 1981 animated film The Fox and the Hound. This looks similar to the Beauty Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade. The Frozen conclude the unit aboard their own float; Snowgies pedal an enormous vista featuring a swing ride, which Olaf sit in the basket of, while Anna and Elsa dance atop a Arendelle. This similar to the Mary Poppins Unit from Disneyland Park's former daytime parade Mickey's Soundsational Parade.
  • Mysterious Unit: Based on the 1953 animated film Peter Pan. In the vein of the previous horse and seahorses floats, Wendy rides the dog version of her film's curious Nana. The Peter Pan and a number of Neverland guests follow her; the pushes a small float featuring paper-cutout versions of Tinker Bell. The Lost Boys leads a procession of various unique characters, including an enormous float version of the Tick-Tock the Crocodile, her playing pirate subjects, Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. This looks similar to the Alice In Wonderland Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade.
  • Dream Unit: Based on the 1977 and 2011 animated films The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit kicks off the unit aboard a pink and yellow Woozles. A large bandleader Heffalumps leads a small procession of honeybee dancers. Tigger and Winnie the Pooh ride atop honey jars overflowing with Pooh's favorite snack, while stationary versions of Piglet and Eeyore float beneath them. This looks similar to the Winnie the Pooh Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade.
  • Finale: The parade culminates in a tribute to Disney's classic characters and the 1964 musical film Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins and Bert lead the final unit on identical horses to those they ride in Disneyland's Mickey's Soundsational Parade, which are in the same design as the horses used throughout this parade. A few penguins follow them. Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Chip 'n' Dale ride the next float, which is an enormous vista featuring a carousel, canopies and an oversized doll version of Minnie Mouse on the back. A squad of chimney sweeps lead the way for the final float, which features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse aboard a giant hot air balloon made out of Mickey Mouse balloons. The balloon is held up by an oversized doll of Goofy, and similar giant dolls of Mickey and Donald wave goodbye to the guests. This looks similar to the Finale Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade.

Songs FeaturedEdit

  • Theme song: Happiness is Here 30th Anniversary Theme Song (adapted version)
  • Other songs featured:
    • OPENING UNIT
      • "Whistle While You Work" / "Casey Junior" / "Minnie's Yoo Hoo" / "I've Got No Strings"
    • OLIVER & COMPANY
      • "Good Company" / "Why Should I Worry?"
    • JOY OF FRIENDSHIP UNIT
      • "Chasing the Pink Elephant" / "Dream a Little Nightmare" / "The Joy of Credits"
      • "You've Got a Friend in Me" / "We Belong Together"
    • THE LITTLE MERMAID UNIT
      • "Kiss the Girl" / "Under the Sea" / "Part of that World"
    • BEAUTY UNIT
      • "Once Upon a Dream" / "So This Is Love" / "Someday My Prince Will Come" / "I See the Light" / "Beauty and the Beast" / "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" / "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo"
      • "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" / "For the First Time in Forever" / "Let It Go"
    • PETER PAN UNIT
      • "A Pirate's Life" / "Following the Leader" / "The Second Star to the Right" / "You Can Fly!"
    • WINNIE THE POOH UNIT
      • "Rumbly In My Tumbly" / "Winnie the Pooh" / "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers"
    • FINALE UNIT
      • "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

Trivia Edit

  • The music is derived from Tokyo Disneyland at Happiness is Here Parade
  • This features Bumble Boogie updated looks, following by Happiness is Here Parade at Tokyo Disneyland
  • Mickey and Minnie's updated looks (first seen at Shanghai Disneyland) make their North American debuts in this parade.

ReferencesEdit

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