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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    Since there does seem to be some interest in the photo, I'll put up the full view.

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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    This picture may be the answer to a question I've had for a couple of years now. I was in the cast-members restaurant "The Eat-Ticket" back in 2007, the cafe that's full of old park props and relics, one of which was a big Maleficent dragon. No one present knew exactly what it was from, but there was the belief it was from a parade. No cameras were allowed, and while my memory thinks it looked a bit like this one, it also seems really big to fit inside. Anybody been in the Eat-Ticket that can confirm whether this is the same dragon or not?

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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    Thanks! I was going to ask if you would put up the full view photo. Neat!!
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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayden View Post
    Wow, very cool.
    Wonder what this float would look like with today's technology.
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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    That is so cool -- thanks for sharing it! Ah, the Eighties....good times.

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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    To me personally, Maleficent and the Evil Queen from Snow White are the two most iconic and nasty of all villains! Love it, great picture!
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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    That... is cool.
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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    Love vintage disneyland photos and this is a great one! However, I do agree with earlier posters in the sentiment that having Maleficent and the dragon in one place is kinda odd, but I guess we're just not supposed to think that much.
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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    Quote Originally Posted by TikiRoom View Post
    This is really cool! This "Mistress of all Evil" is my fave Disney villain.

    Side note: does anyone think it's bizarre that they put Maleficent AND her alter-ego, the Dragon, on the same float? That's like having Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde in the same place. I get that it's more about artistry than accuracy sometimes. Not being critical... I just think it's interesting! I wonder if a dude played her back then like they do now in Fantasmic.

    The exact same thing occurred to me when I saw this.

    Still, awesome picture. Thanks for sharin'!


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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    Okay, this is just awesome! I kid you not...my birthday is September 20th, 1983!

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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    Awesome shot indeed, thank you HBG2!

    Also, tis good to see you outside the confines of "The Thread" now and again
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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    Wow! that is so cool. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    That was the great Flights of Fantasy Parade which celebrated the opening of New Fantasyland -- all the floats had oversized inflatable elements like the Dragon seen here - - another good one I remember was the Alice unit which had an inflated Mad Tea Party table set that the characters cavorted atop (still the cool big head versions of Mad Hatter and March Hare in those days).

    Being before the digital revolution, it's rare to find shots of this parade which was really well designed and elaborate for its time.

    Maleficent seldom appeared in those days but they designed an outfit that was used both in the reopening of the castle ceremonies (she crashed the party of course) and again in this parade.

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    Re: Maleficent parade photo from Sept 1983

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir.Mouse View Post
    WOW! that float looks hella dangerous but very cool at the same time. Tell me if i'm wrong but wasn't that parade shipped out to Tokyo Disneyland at some point?
    I don't think so. The parade that Tokyo copied from DL was called Fantasy on Parade. I say "copied" loosely, since I don't think they got any of our floats but instead built all new based on our original theme.
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