Disneyland To Feature The Return Of The Main Street Electrical Parade For Limited Run

Parkgoers will once again have the chance to see over 600,000 lights dancing with the music with Main Street Electrical Parade.
Parkgoers will once again have the chance to see over 600,000 lights dancing with the music with Main Street Electrical Parade. (Photo: DebMomOf3/Flickr)

Another fan-favorite spectacle is set to return to Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Parkgoers will once again have the chance to see over 600,000 lights dancing with the music with Main Street Electrical Parade.

The Disney Parks Blog announced the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade. However, it will only be for a limited time, starting on Aug. 2 until Sept. 30. Guests can enjoy watching the display of "half-million sparkling lights" and electro-syntho-magnetic musical sounds."

Disneyland started to feature the Main Street Electrical Parade on June 17, 1972. It was an instant fan favorite, but it was stopped on Nov. 25, 1996. The spectacular sight returned in 2017, but it was for a limited run only, according to the Desert Sun.

The Main Street Electrical Parade was also seen in other Disney parks, like the California Adventure from 2001 to 2009. There have been almost 3,600 performances at the two Anaheim parks, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.

Twenty-two floats illuminate the parade route that complete the spectacular. When the parade debuted, there were over 40 floats used. The Main Street Electrical Parade features seven films in total: Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Snow White, and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Pete's Dragon.

There are also a total of 27 Disney characters performing throughout the show. Kids and kids-at-heart will surely enjoy seeing Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Captain Hook, and Tinker Bell dancing with the lights and music. Aside from them, there are 80 other parade performers.

The parade's Clock Tower in the Cinderella sequence is the tallest at 18½ feet high. It also holds the longest To Honor America float with 118 feet long. The Elliot float is also the biggest one that weighs 5,600 pounds and measures 16 feet tall, 10 feet wide, and 38 feet long.

The Main Street Electrical Parade also features different light bulb colors from amber to blue, green, chartreuse, red, and pink. It also has 150,000 glowing amber lights to illuminate the whole parade.

Of course, fans celebrated the news and expressed their excitement on Twitter, per Insider. Many of them already aired their plan to visit Disneyland to see the spectacular once again.

And to prepare for the Main Street Electrical Parade's return, MiceChat, a website dedicated for Disney theme parks, revealed trucks were already spotted transporting parade floats to Disneyland. Many believed the materials are the ones that would be used on the returning spectacle.

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