Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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Winter 2-1978


November 18, 1978 marked Mickey Mouse’s 50th Birthday. Several times that year, Walt Disney World celebrated with a special parade in his honor that spanned the entire magic kingdom Main Street. The characters were staged on oversized floats depicting presents, cakes and candles. The enormous spectacle attracted many crowds for that year.


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


amusement parks, Walt Disney World, tourism, parades