The Happiness is Here Parade premiered on April 15, 2013 at the Tokyo Disney Resort resort in Japan, as part of the park's 30th anniversary events. This daytime parade that replaced Jubilation!, it features Disney characters, cheerful music, and themed parade floats. the Parade is designed by Steve Davison (creator of World of Color).
The resort's 30th anniversary promotion, titled "The Happiness Year", ran from April 15, 2013, through March 20, 2014.
The Aristocats Unit: Based on the 1970 animated film. Marie plucks an oversized violin with her brother Berlioz by her side, while Toulouse features on the back. A purple player piano is the major feature of this float.
Joy of Friendship Unit: Lilo and Stitch lead this unit aboard pastel-colored seahorses. They are followed by puppet versions of Nemo and Gill. Marlin and Dory appear in the mouth of Nigel on the next float. The Toy Story pals conclude the unit aboard their own float; Slinky and Mr. Potato Head pedal an enormous bicycle, which Jessie and Rex sit in the basket of, while Woody and Buzz Lightyear dance atop a "Woody's Roundup" record player behind them.
Wish Unit: Based on the 1992 animated film Aladdin. Genie's horse, which precedes the unit, is designed to look like a stylized camel. He is followed by a number of genies and spirits. Prince Ali, Princess Jasmine and their pages are carried by Abu, as transformed into an elephant. They are followed by a small band of Arabian-dressed dancers.
Finale: The parade culminates in a tribute to Disney's classic characters and the 1964 musical film Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins and Bert lead the final unit on identical horses to those they ride in Disneyland's Mickey's Soundsational Parade, which are in the same design as the horses used throughout this parade. A few penguins follow them. Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Chip 'n' Dale ride the next float, which is an enormous vista featuring a carousel, canopies and an oversized doll version of Minnie Mouse on the back. A squad of chimney sweeps lead the way for the final float, which features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse aboard a giant hot air balloon made out of Mickey Mouse balloons. The balloon is held up by an oversized doll of Goofy, and similar giant dolls of Mickey and Donald wave goodbye to the guests. This is followed by the NTT DoCoMo Sponsor Float.
Original Run: April 15, 2013
Show duration: 45 minutes
Sponsor: NTT DoCoMo
Show Stop song (from Jan.14.2014):
"Tokyo Disneyland Theme Song"/ "Mickey Mouse Club March" / "Heigh Ho" / "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" / "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" / "You Can Fly!" / "A Spoonful of Sugar" / "Come Again (Come On In)" / "Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf" / "You've Got a Friend in Me" / "If I Didn't Have You" / "Following the Leader" / "It's a Small World" / "Be out Guest" / "When You Wish Upon a Star" / "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" / "Tokyo Disneyland Theme Song" (reprise) remixed with "Happiness is Here theme song"
Other songs featured:
"Whistle While You Work" / "Casey Junior" / "Minnie's Yoo Hoo" / " I've Got No Strings"
"Scales and Arpeggios" / "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat"
JOY OF FRIENDSHIP UNIT
"You've Got a Friend in Me" / "We Belong Together"
"Arabian Nights" / "One Jump Ahead" / "Prince Ali" / "A Whole New World"
PRINCESSES & FAIRIES UNIT
"Once Upon a Dream" / "So This Is Love" / "Someday My Prince Will Come" / "I See the Light" / "Beauty and the Beast" / "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" / "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo"
ALICE IN WONDERLAND UNIT:
"March of the Cards" / "The Unbirthday Song" / "I'm Late" / "Alice in Wonderland"
WINNIE THE POOH UNIT:
"Rumbly In My Tumbly" / "Winnie the Pooh" / "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers"