Many Guests were overjoyed with the return of a beloved classic to Disneyland Resort. After a surprise show of the Main Street Electrical Parade during a media event and live broadcast at Disneyland Park on April 20, the nighttime spectacular made its official debut on April 22.
The return of this beloved nighttime spectacular is bringing a line of exclusive merchandise and a new dining package to Disneyland Resort, as well as a collectible Light-Up Turtle Sipper and a Light-Up Elliott Dragon Popcorn Bucket, making thousands of Guests rush to the Parks to add these items to their collection.
The Main Street Electrical Parade also returned with some changes. While some were unhappy with them, most Guests were excited to see new characters joining the parade in a celebration of inclusion and togetherness and the celebration of the work of Disney Legend Mary Blair.
Shockingly, only days after the debut of this returning offering, there are many already asking when the Main Street Electrical Parade will end its presentations in Disneyland.
Redditor u/Reddit_Rip recently asked if anyone knew when the Main Street Electrical Parade is ending, as they couldn’t find any definitive date posted by Disney.
This seems to be a popular question both on Reddit and Twitter, but not because Guests want the parade gone. It is actually quite the opposite. Many Guests say they are planning to visit Disneyland Resort in the coming months but are unsure if they will still be able to see this beloved classic when they do.
At the moment, Disneyland has not released any official information regarding the parade’s performances. However, many expect it to stay for at least a year, mainly because of its 50th anniversary and the new changes made to it. Others comment on the possibility of Disney reducing performances to weekends only during some seasons but keeping the parade running for a few months more. Again, this is purely speculation from Guests, and Disneyland has not released any official information on this matter.
Disney Parks Blog describes the Main Street Electrical Parade as follows:
Over the past five decades, the “Main Street Electrical Parade” has brought families together to delight in its many whimsical stories and featured characters. And soon, that will continue for a whole new generation of dreamers. In honor of the parade’s 50th anniversary, this nighttime spectacular will return with an all-new, enchanted grand finale that celebrates the theme of togetherness.
This universal theme is reflected in the creative concept of the grand finale sequence. Inspired by both the original design of classic “Main Street Electrical Parade” floats and Disney Legend Mary Blair’s iconic art style on “it’s a small world,” the new grand finale brings to life more than a dozen Disney Animation and Pixar stories. These stories will be interpreted in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sound, with unique representations of beloved characters as animated dolls.
At Disneyland, there is so much for Guests to enjoy! Now that the Main Street Electrical Parade and other nighttime spectaculars have made their way back into the Parks, Guests have so much more to look forward to on their next visit. Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you get to go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world,” Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic and craving a churro! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change which will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Plus, now at Disneyland, Guests can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk or green milk and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run.
Plus, there is so much to see and do at Disney California Adventure Park! Guests can enjoy Buena Vista Street as they walk the roads Walt had in Hollywood, enjoy a hand-dipped corn dog at Award Wieners, Head to Cars Land to enjoy the neon signage and Radiator Springs Racers, check out the new Marvel-themed land in Avengers Campus, where they can meet Spider-Man, Loki, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and so many more characters. And of course, you have to ride WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: MISSION BREAKOUT. Rock on the Silly Symphony Swings as well, and catch Jack-Jack on Incredicoaster! The list of rides and attractions never ends!
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