Special doll-like characters called “People of America” were created for the show. Measuring 8 feet high, the characters walked the parade route alongside floats representing the achievements of America’s first 200 years.
The famed Sherman Brothers wrote a song specifically for the Bicentennial celebration. Titled “The Glorious Fourth,” it was performed during America on Parade.
In 1976, Red Skelton hosted a special TV presentation of the show called “Walt Disney’s America on Parade.”
Step back into Disney history by watching the full special in the video below.