Several images from the 2023 Hallmark Dream Book have appeared online before its wide release. Twitter user @Common_Writer shared some of the new Disney Hallmark ornaments that will be available, including a Main Street Electrical Parade ornament.
Main Street Electrical Parade Ornament
This ornament resembles the lead drum float of Main Street Electrical Parade, with Mickey and Minnie posing on the float. It lights up and plays the music from the famous parade. Among the colorful pennants affixed to the float, the blue one on the back features the Disneyland logo.
Mickey on Peter Pan’s Flight Ornament – $21.99
This ornament, named “Off to Never Land!”, will be available in July. This new Disney Hallmark ornament features Mickey riding along on one of the pirate ship vehicles of Peter Pan’s Flight.
Partners Statue Ornament
This ornament is a reissue of a previous Partners Statue ornament. Walt Disney takes Mickey by the hand in this recreation of the famous statue. The original statue stands in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, but guests of Magic Kingdom know its recreation that stands in front of Cinderella Castle. There are now five versions of the Partners statue across Disney Parks.
Disney100 Disney Hallmark Ornaments Set – $55 each
There are three Disney100 ornament sets, each including four platinum character figures.
This set has Winnie the Pooh, Simba, Mickey Mouse, and Stitch. Each new Hallmark ornament features the platinum Disney characters with one signature color. For Pooh, it’s his red shirt. Simba’s fur stands out in yellow, with Mickey sporting his red shorts and Stitch with blue fur.
This Marvel and “Star Wars” set includes Chewbacca, Grogu, Black Panther, and Spider-Man.
And the third set has Woody, Elsa, Nemo, and Snow White. These figures resemble the platinum character pins available at Disney Parks.
If these new Hallmark ornaments have you in the Christmas spirit, be sure to check out the Haunted Mansion Hallmark tree topper and ornament.
Main Street Electrical Parade
The fan-favorite Main Street Electrical Parade is rumored to return for the summer at Disneyland. A debut date for its rumored return to Walt Disney World is unknown at this time, but it could be as early as late this year or as late as sometime in 2024.
The Main Street Electrical Parade was only meant to run for the summer of 1972 at Disneyland. However, in what would turn out to be a repeated theme, the parade was extended through the busy summer and holiday months in 1974.
The Main Street Electrical Parade returned in 1977 at Disneyland and debuted at Walt Disney World with all the floats built in 3 dimensions and powered by battery motors, accompanied by a reworked score by Don Dorsey.
This time, Disney built two versions of the parade at the same time- one for California and one for Florida. The new versions for California and Florida had one main difference, the Magic Kingdom floats were wider. The Main Street Electrical Parade performed for the first time in Florida on June 11, 1977.
It was replaced at Walt Disney World in 1991 with SpectroMagic, and the floats were sent to Euro Disney (now known as Disneyland Paris).
The Disneyland version of the parade marked a “farewell” in 1996, and the floats were sent to the Magic Kingdom for its farewell tour there from 1999 – 2001. After its “final” performance, the parade was sent to Disney California Adventure. There it stayed until 2009, and returned for a “limited time” to Magic Kingdom in 2010.
That limited time went on for six years, until Disney announced the parade would be “glowing away” following a short run at Disneyland in 2017. It didn’t perform again until 2022, when it returned to Disneyland to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
A new finale float made its debut during the parade’s run last summer. It replaced the “To Honor America” float and is designed as an homage to Mary Blair and “it’s a small world.”
The new float features a medley of Disney songs set behind “it’s a small world.” We caught “Bare Necessities,” “How Far I’ll Go,” “A Whole New World,” “Give a Little Whistle,” “The Family Madrigal,” “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” “Touch the Sky,” and “Go the Distance.”
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