Find a spot along the parade route for a highly entertaining parade.
Youll see the history of civilization
with a goofy twistmake that a Goofy twist.
The character that we now call Goofy made his screen debut
in “Mickey's Revue” (1932) as an audience member with a most distinctive laugh.
But, according to this parade, Goofy's ancestors go all the way back
to Goofasaurus in 1,000,000 B.G. (before Goofy), who ran a spa with
hot tar baths for dinosaurs.
Maybe that wasnt such a good idea.
Did you know that Goofys ancient Egyptian ancestor, King Putt, invented golf?
Or that the great Italian artist and inventor Goofredo built the Leaning Tower of Pizza?
With such an illustrious family tree, its no wonder that Goofy is running for
The World According to Goofy Parade opened at Disneyland in June 1992 and closed
about five months later.
Many Disney parade fans consider The World According to Goofy Parade to
be one of the best daytime parades in the history of Disneyland, along with the
Lion King Celebration (1994-97) and the
Party Gras Parade (1990).
Surprisingly, The World According to Goofy Parade wasnt moved to another
Disney theme park after its run in Disneyland.
The World According to Goofy Parade celebrated Goofys 60th birthday,
or more precisely, the 60th anniversary of the 1932 release of “Mickeys Revue.”
His appearance and personality evolved, and even his name changed from Dippy Dawg
First as a supporting player and then as a co-star, Goofy appeared in many cartoon
shorts, usually with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
In 1939, Goofy became a star with the release of “Goofy and Wilbur,” the first of
48 Goofy cartoons.
After the release of “Goofys Freeway Trouble” in 1965, Goofy took a 30-year vacation,
emerging only for a few guest appearances such as in “The Prince and the Pauper” (1990).
Then, in 1995, Goofy and his son Max became the stars of their own delightful
animated feature, “A Goofy Movie.”
© 1998-2007 Werner Weiss — Disclaimers, Copyright, and Trademarks
Updated August 25, 2007.
Photograph of The World According to Goofy Parade: 1992 by Mike McKiernan.
Photograph of Goofy for President Finish Line float: 1992 by Mike McKiernan.