Disney Guests Don’t Want Main Street Electrical Parade Back

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Nighttime parades are always a hit with Guests at Disney Parks. From the illumination of the lights to the magic of the soundtrack, Disney parades have a special place in Disney Guests’ hearts.

It was recently announced that Disney Parks is hinting at the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade to Disneyland Resort, but some Guests are not so thrilled at the news.

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The Main Street Electrical Parade has had many appearances at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Park, and Disneyland Paris over the years, but has not been seen since September 2019. Now, however, Disney Parks just teased the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade with a TikTok video.

In the short video, you can hear the iconic music to the Main Street Electrical Parade just seconds before the snail parade float glides into the shot. The video ends with the words “to be continued…” indicating the parade could soon return to the Disneyland Resort soon.

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Many Disney fans on social media, however, are voicing their opinions on this famous parade returning, with many commenting on other nighttime parades Disney has in its catalog. Reagy on Twitter argued:
why would disney bring back main street electrical parade when paint the night exists

While Priscilla questioned the whereabouts of the popular Paint the Night parade that launched for Disneyland Resort’s 60th anniversary celebration back in 2015:

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Main Street Electrical Parade but I’m starting to think @Disneyland misplaced the Paint the Night parade. Where did it go?

Others wondered why Walt Disney World has yet to announce a nighttime parade for its 50th anniversary celebration. JustJen posted on Twitter:

I’m not mad the Main Street Electrical Parade is coming back, I just wish WDW got a night time parade for the 50th

Other users went way back into the parade archives and shared their love for Spectromagic, a parade that last appeared in 2010. Chelsea L. commented on Inside the Magic’s coverage of Main Street Electrical Parade’s return, saying:

A step in the right direction, but bring back SPECTROMAGIC!!!!!
While Rhonda Z. added:

Spectromagic was the best of the night time parades. But I know it’s long gone. 😭

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The Main Street Electrical Parade’s 600,000 bulbs illuminated Disneyland for the first time in 1972 and ran until 1996. After that, the parade operated in limited engagements at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World before returning to Disneyland once again, finally “ending” in 2019.

There have been other versions of the parade that have run over the years in Disney Parks all over the world, including Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland. 

What do you think is the best nighttime Disney Parks parade? Let us know in the comments.

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