The Danbury Mint has had a piece called "The Disneyland Express"
available for at least a year. Take a CLOSE look at the picture here.
As you can see, it's a six piece train (just a figure set, it does NOT
actually run on a track). Each car represents a different land, and
very nicely detailed, with each car containing different attractions
from the land it represents, along with several Disney characters.
The interesting thing about this set is that the very first piece looks
Identical to Disneyland's Parade of Dreams 1st Float!!! The only
difference in the 1st car is that this set has a faux train track as
it's base, so it doesn't have the Mickey Floral, however it has as it's
front, the front of a train engine, with the back part being part of the
The 2nd car represents Adventureland, with the front part being a
Jungle Cruise Boat. The Fantasyland car Dumbo flying in front above
a Teacup being occupied by Snow and Dopey, with the Castle in the middle, and then part of the Small World facade, The Frontierland
car has the Mark Twain as the front part and a stagecoach as the
back part, New Orleans Sqare has the front part as the Haunted
Mansion with the 3 Hitchhiking ghosts, and the back part as a pirate
ship with Pirate Donald on board, the last car is primarily Space Mt
with Huey Dewy and Louie riding in Astro Orbitor Jets around Space Mt.
There are several other characters in these pieces, each Dressed
appropriately for the land they are representing.
I know that one of the ideas tossed around on this chat board, as
well as others, is that DL's 50th parade should be based on the
variouse lands, and this set from the Danbury Mint certainly raises
suspicions that we almost had this in real life. Of course there are
a couple of lands that are not in this set (Critter Country and
Toontown) there may have been plans to include units for these
As good as the current Parade of Dreams is now, I can't help but
think that a Parade with a continued theme of the different lands
would have even been better.