Tapestry of Nations: Quarantine Edition!

Leah FryslieBlog, EPCOT

Tapestry of Nations video screenshot

Stake out the best parade spot you can to watch EPCOT’s millennium celebration parade, Tapestry of Nations: Quarantine Edition!

It’ll likely be way more comfortable than a concrete curb. The Disney Tapestry of Nations alumni recently got together to recreate the iconic parade, all from home, all for you!

“Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls! Come join the Millennium Puppeteers are we recreate one of the classic and most beloved Disney parades!”

Tapestry of Nations: Quarantine Edition

Twenty-one years after the show first debuted, over 150 Cast Members, from nine countries across four continents, gathered together virtually to bring the parade back to life.

“We have always been a family that has maintained strong ties over the years,” one alumni said.

“For many of us, Tapestry happened at the start of our adult lives. We came of age, found our voices, and established ourselves as independent young adults. Several people even married, and families were started, all as a direct result of the bonds we have formed.”

For a few months prior to the performance, the alumni around the world worked hard to prepare.

tapestry of nations video screenshot

Performers made their own costumes and puppets for the quarantine edition! Screenshot Courtesy of Disney

They created their own versions of the puppets, costumes, and props, many of which are just as impressive as those from the original show. Then, each person recorded the show, at home, and it all came together to form the full parade.

“With everything going on in the world today, the message of Tapestry is even more powerful,” project showrunner William Campbell said.

“Inspired by several of our sister stage alums (like Lion King and the Kids of the Kingdom) and their Quarantine at Home videos, we decided to jump in and contribute to the “Alumni at Home” trend. The talent of my fellow alumni is amazing, and what started as something fun just for us has evolved into something larger than any of us could imagine.”

Watch The Final Results

The Tapestry of Nations: Quarantine edition released to a live audience on Friday, August 14th. You can watch the entire performance, including commentary from many of the performers, here.

Check out their channel to see even more behind the scenes and trailers for the performance!

Disney inspires us all in different ways, and it can really bring us together, even in uncertain times like the ones we’re living in today. The Tapestry of Nations: Quarantine Edition really proves that we are all one beautiful world, and it sends us a message of hope just when we need it!

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About the Author

Leah Fryslie

Leah Sikes is a graphic designer and contributing writer for WDW Magazine and Dad's Guide to WDW. When she's lucky enough to visit the Happiest Place on Earth, you catch her hanging out with the 999 Happy Haunts. She also loves running in the parks (when it's allowed at the marathons).