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In fact, he says to practically expect a new parade.
Among the changes/updates would be replacing Mad Hatter, Lumiere and Sebastian (who currently stand on the top of the gift-styled floats) with members of Mickey's gang. The music and floats could also be completely new and different.
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Here’s exactly what he said. Note that Disney has not officially confirmed anything at this point.
As of now, the name of the parade is set to remain, but there are going to be some serious changes as a complete overhaul is coming to the new Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It! which is set to debut around October of this year.
The Mad Hatter, Lumiere, and Sebastian currently top the floats, but they’re going to be removed from the parade and replaced with others.
Now, the tops of floats will have Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy on top of them. Stitch is also expected to be added into the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Parade.
There will be brand new floats, new music, and a few other changes as well. Essentially, expect an almost brand new parade.
It’s not known if the “street party” aspect of the parade will continue with the floats stopping at the Cinderella Castle hub for characters to dance with guests.
Disney has not officially given word of these changes or confirmed anything at this time. With that being said, changes are always possible from what is being reported and it’s possible that nothing could change or happen at all.
I saw this parade when I went to WDW in June. Bestie thought the idea of a dance party in the street, with characters mingling among park guests, was pretty unique. And I agree. It would be sad to see this one go.
Below is a video of the parade:
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