After more than 12 years, Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade will go through the streets of Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the last time.
Disney has confirmed to us that the daytime parade, which debuted on Oct. 1, 2001, is expected to close in June to make way for Animal Kingdom’s largest expansion ever, which includes a new Avatar area and new nighttime entertainment. No replacement parades are planned. Disney said a significant part of the Jungle Parade’s viewing area will be removed because of the construction.
UPDATE: 5/31/14 – Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade has had its final performance. See the full final parade below:
The new entertainment experiences coming soon include an after-dark spectacular centered around and above Discovery River featuring live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery. In addition, there will be new nighttime entertainment including live performers on Discovery Island and a new night version of Kilimanjaro Safaris. No date has been given for when these experiences will debut.
Here’s a look at the full parade featuring rare Disney characters from Earth Week as part of last year’s Limited Time Magic:
During the holidays the parade would become Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade, which you can watch below: