America on Parade | Disneyland

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

“America on Parade” was a large-scale parade that took place at Disneyland in California from June 14, 1975, to September 6, 1976. It was created to celebrate the United States’ bicentennial, marking the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The “America on Parade” procession featured elaborate floats, colorful costumes, and lively music, all showcasing various aspects of American history and culture. The floats depicted significant moments, events, and symbols representing the nation’s history, such as the Revolutionary War, the westward expansion, and iconic landmarks.

The parade featured larger-than-life representations of historical figures, beloved Disney characters dressed in patriotic costumes, and performances by marching bands and dance groups. The floats and performers traveled down the parade route, entertaining guests with the patriotic spectacle.

“America on Parade” was a limited-time event created specifically for the bicentennial celebration and aimed to inspire pride and patriotism in the American heritage. While the parade is no longer performed at Disneyland, it remains a memorable part of the park’s history.

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