During the 25th Anniversary year, from April 15, 2008 to April 14, 2009, the parade would stop for show mode four times during its course, once in part A and once in part B at every section of the parade route. The average number of show mode stops for a Tokyo Disneyland parade is three. In the show mode, a specially arranged version of the song "What Time Is It?" from High School Musical 2 mixed in with the 25th Anniversary theme song "Dream Goes On" would play and guests would be asked to clap their hands and dance along in celebration. Since April 15, 2009, the parade has carried out without stopping for a show mode and removed the "25" from the final float.
Princess Garden Unit: This pageantry of princesses celebrates Disney royalty. Cinderella and Belle accompanied by their respective princes, ride in a garden of topiaries with woodland creatures, birds and more. Cinderella’s dress playfully twirls like a turntable, while Swan Court couples lead the 50-foot-long majestic float, capped off with a special appearance by Princess Aurora. This float had moved to Magic Kingdom's daytime parade Festival of Fantasy Parade as the opening unit.
Lilo & Stitch Unit: Based on the 2002 animated film. A few of the performers' costumes are used in Disneyland's daytime parade Mickey's Soundsational Parade's The Little Mermaid unit.
Pirate Moon Unit: Based on the 1953 animated film Peter Pan. This float will move to Disneyland Park (Paris)'s upcoming daytime parade Disney Stars on Parade.
Bubbles unit: This unit culminates with a 90-foot-long magical caravan of characters featuring The Three Little Pigs, Pinocchio and Dumbo. The circus clowns were in a splashy carnival of color. There’s Pegasus horses, The Hippos and The Alligators from Fantasia, also the sassy Bubble Girls and The Ringmaster celebrating as well. This float had moved to Magic Kingdom's daytime parade Festival of Fantasy Parade as the final unit.