Aladdin Parade (FS) - Filmed using a VHS-C camcorder, this parade features the music and characters from Aladdin.
Surprise Celebration Parade (FS) - Filmed using a VHS-C camcorder, this was the Magic Kingdom day time parade featuring giant character floats, dancers and very lively music.
Toy Story Parade (FS) - Filmed using a Hi-8 camcorder, this parades features the music and characters from Toy Story.
Mickey Mania Parade (FS) - Filmed using a Hi-8 camcorder, this Magic Kingdom parade combined floats and BMX bikes and was one of the livelier parades of the 90's.
Mulan Parade (FS) - Filmed using a Hi-8 camcorder, this parades features the music and characters from Mulan.
Main Street Electrical Parade (FS) - Filmed using a Hi-8 camcorder, this is the Disneyland California night time parade which was performed at the Magic Kingdom as part of the Millennium celebrations at Walt Disney World.
Remember The Magic Parade (FS) - Filmed using a Hi-8 camcorder, this parade was used to celebrate the Magic Kingdoms 25th birthday and in tradition with Magic Kingdom parades you will find all your favourite characters in the parade.
Tapestry Of Nations/Dreams (FS) - Filmed using a Hi-8 camcorder and a personal favourite of mine, this parade ran during the Millennium celebrations and was unique as it did not contain any songs from Disney films or Disney Characters instead featuring 20 foot characters as seen in the image above as well as unique floats.
Mickey's Jammin Jungle Parade (WS) - Filmed using a Mini DV camcorder, this parade launched Disney's Animal Kingdom when it first opened and is still running today (time for a change if you ask me). Featuring animal shaped floats in line with the parks theme, this parade features your main Disney characters together with a few old favourites from the Jungle Book & Lion King.
Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade (WS) - Filmed using a Mini DV camcorder, this parade features a number of vintage cars modified to represent the Disney/MGM films which the cars filled with characters from the movies. See Aladdin, the Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and of course Mickey Mouse as they drive along the parade route.
Share A Dream Parade (WS) - Filmed using a Mini DV camcorder, this parade kicked off the 21st century at the Magic Kingdom and whilst the audio and float order have changed over the years, it's pretty much the same parade which has been running since as tourists numbers have declined since the terrible events of September 2001. What was unique about this parade was that the Disney characters were inside snow globes.
Dreams Come True Parade (WS) - Filmed using a HDD camcorder, this parade is a variation on the Share A Dream Parade. The music has changed and the snow globes are gone but everything else is pretty much the same.
SpectroMagic (WS) - Filmed in High Definition using a HDD camcorder, this night time parade sees all your favourite characters in a parade like no other. Each float is covered in thousands of colourful animated lights - Truly a magical experience.
Pixars Block Party Bash (WS) - Filmed in High Definition using a HDD camcorder, all your favourites from the Pixar movies are here is the street party like no other party and everyone dances along to classic tunes from the past. Filmed from three locations and edited together to ensure you miss none of the action.
Key: FS = Full Screen WS = Widescreen - During playback of Full Screen shows you will get black bars to the left and right of the picture, similar to the black bars and the top and bottom of the screen when watching a widescreen recording on a full screen TV.
With the collection spanning almost 2 decades the footage has been recorded using a number of video cameras and it would be wrong of me not to highlight that some of the older footage is far from the quality of recordings I film these days due to a/ the lack of image stabilisers which we now take for granted which when combined with the heavy and bulky cameras of that era lead to some camera shake and b/ The quality of home made video recordings in the 1990's which contained some colour bleed.
That said, the majority of the footage here has been recording using either a Hi 8mm, SD or HDD camcorder. Only the parades recorded in the 1990's used analogue cameras, mainly the VHS-C format. The last 3 parades were recorded in December 2008 using a Sony High Definition camcorder although the HD footage has been downgraded to a standard DVD format video for your viewing pleasure.
The footage also is a combination of old full screen format recordings plus recent widescreen recordings. As a result, when viewing the full screen recordings you will find a black bar to the left and right of the picture, similar to the black bars which appear on the top and bottom of widescreen recordings being viewed on full screen TV's. This shouldn't stop you from enjoying this unique stroll down memory lane which is the intention of the collection.