It is hard for me to believe that the Tapestry of Dreams parade made its final appearance at Epcot 9+ years ago. Maybe it is so alive in my memory because the music still plays as you are exiting the park after Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Tapestry of Dreams was a re-work of the Tapestry of Nations parade that performed at Epcot during the Millennium Celebration from October 1, 1999-September 9, 2001. Tapestry of Dreams premiered October 1, 2001 as part of the 100 Years of Magic celebration and played until March 1, 2003.
The Tapestry of Dreams parade was begins with Dream Seekers dancing alongside the Dream Catcher — an enormous “float” that interacts with guests. The parade is a “visible dream,” in which ideas, images and emotions are evoked through a series of extraordinary puppets and music. The parade puppets were large and amazing! I remember I wanted to be a puppeteer in this parade to be able to maneuver the giant puppets through World Showcase. The memorable soundtrack was composed by Gavin Greenaway and enhanced by the huge drums that were on the parade floats.
This was/is a favorite parade for many Walt Disney World guests. My only negative about the parade was if you didn’t care to see the parade, which traveled from Mexico to Morocco, it was hard to travel around it because there is only one real walkway around World Showcase. Usually the parade was performed twice a day at 6:30pm and 8:10pm but around the holidays that schedule was tweaked so as to not interfere with the Candlelight Processional.
Since a lot of Disney fans aren’t familiar with this long ago parade I thought I’d share a video I found on YouTube.
Have you ever seen Tapestry of Dreams? Love it? Hate it? Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.