Father’s Day at Disneyland Resort turned extra magical on June 16, 2024, with a surprise performance from the beloved Trash Can Trio. Once regulars at Disneyland, these talented custodians have an unparalleled knack for transforming their everyday tools into delightful musical instruments. Despite their sporadic appearances lately, the musical custodians made quite the splash at Disney California Adventure, rekindling fond memories for longtime fans.

Walking towards the south end of the parade route in Disney California Adventure, guests might have assumed the friendly custodians were merely tidying up. However, what followed was an impromptu, high-energy percussion performance that quickly drew a crowd. The trio, dressed in their usual custodian uniforms, turned mundane trash cans into an orchestra of beats and rhythms, proving once again why they hold a special place in Disneyland history.

The Trash Can Trio was initially conceived by Tom Float, a renowned percussionist whose career spanned high school and college drumlines, as well as television and commercial performances. Though Tom Float passed away in 2022, his legacy lives on in both the Trash Can Trio at Disneyland and the JAMMitors at Walt Disney World Resort. A touching tribute to Float can be seen in a JAMMitors performance dedicated to his memory, showcasing how his influence continues to resonate within the Disney percussion world.

Interestingly, the Trash Can Trio’s surprise performances aren’t listed on the official Disneyland website or app, making each appearance a delightful and unexpected treat. This serendipity only adds to their charm — as guests stroll through the park, they might just stumble upon these spontaneous street performers, turning an ordinary moment into an extraordinary memory.

Have you ever had the chance to see the Trash Can Trio in action? We’d love to hear about your experiences! Share your stories and thoughts in the comments below. And if you ever find yourself at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure, always keep an ear out for those iconic beats — you never know when the Trash Can Trio might make their next return.

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