I purposely left off any show or parade that was based on a variety of animated works such as Spectro Magic, Electrical Parade, Light Magic, Fantasmic!, etc etc. The reason for this is because it is nearly impossible to track every parade or show since 1955 and list each and everyone one of the animated references.
The list would just go on forever and ever so in an effort to keep things manageable, I'm sticking to shows and parades that focus on a singular entity. And even with that I'm missing a lot of them!
Any help would be great!
Edit: Also another reason I'm excluding many of the shows and parades (and fireworks) is because some of these programs only use a snippet of a song. The current Disneyland parade uses a song from Brother Bear, but they don't even get a Brother Bear float! So by that logic, it kinda doesn't inspire an attraction or show. If Brother Bear didn't exist, another song would be used in its place. And in Fantasmic, if Peter Pan didn't exist, Pocahontas would take its place (like in Florida's version).
Hope that made a nick of sense. Any show element or song or whatever that can be replaced by another film... I'm just going to leave off of this list for simplicity's sake.