The 15 years of Magic celebration ran from October 1st, 1986 through September 30th, 1987. At this time in Walt Disney World history there were still just two parks in existence. Both parks celebrated the milestone with entrance displays unique to the park in which it resided. The logo that was developed for this celebration combined both parks icons. Spaceship Earth and Cinderella Castle combined to form this iconic logo. The anthem for this birthday celebration was "Only Just Begun". Which is a pledge that there is much more magic to come in the future.
|A cake in the entrance plaza of EPCOT Center|
|This was located outside the ticket gates to EPCOT Center|
|In the Magic Kingdom well before the Walt statue was installed|
During the 15th anniversary, one big component of the celebration was the prize giveaways that occurred every 15 seconds. The prizes that were given away ranged from buttons and pins, all the way up to park tickets and even automobiles.
|The ticket you received upon entering the park|
|The main logo on the first float with Mickey and Minnie|
|Scrooge and Daisy on the back of the first float|
|Random dancers in front of the rock band float|
|The random band of Disney characters featuring Chip and Dale as the singers|
|Third float featuring Cinderella, Donald Duck, Three Little Pigs, and more|
|Apparently the Country Bears built an upside down cake|
|Second to last float featuring some dancers|
|The final float featured a live band|
|This castle float is still in operation today|
This parade was definitely a favorite among guests. It included live music, tons of dancers, and a whole mess of characters to all combine in one fine afternoon entertainment option. With the inclusion of an extremely memorable theme song, multiple decorations, generous giveaways, as well as a popular parade; the 15 years of Magic celebration was a big success among it's patrons.