The Disneyland favorite, Main Street Electrical Parade, will have its last performances tomorrow before glowing away from the California theme park.
Many fans were overjoyed to see the Main Street Electrical Parade return to Disneyland Resort on April 22, 2022. The classic nighttime spectacular made its debut with a reimagined opening dialogue and a spectacular new float, delighting Guests with characters from movies like Hercules (1997), Mulan (1998), Moana (2016), Coco (2017), Raya and the Last Dragon (2021), and Encanto (2021).
The return of this iconic nighttime spectacular, as well as the changes made to it, are detailed by Disney Parks Blog 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.
While many fans would love to see this beloved parade continue to perform through the rest of the year, its journey has come to an end. Earlier this year, Disneyland announced that the Disneyland Forever fireworks show and the Main Street Electrical Parade would end their limited-time performances on September 1, 2022.
Per Disneyland’s official website, the Main Street Electrical Parade will have its last performances today, August 31, and tomorrow, September 1, at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm.
It is important to note that the Park’s website states the following regarding Main Street Electrical Parade presentations:
The Main Street Electrical Parade may not occur daily and showtimes are subject to change. Check the Entertainment Schedule for dates and showtimes.
Entertainment, experiences and offerings may be modified, limited in availability or unavailable, and are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed.
As of the publication of this article, it is not clear if this beloved parade will “glow away” for good or if it could return to Disneyland Resort, as Disneyland has not released any information regarding a possible return. Inside the Magic will update you when official information is released.
More on the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland
The official Disneyland website describes this beloved parade as follows:
Watch over a half million lights sparkle as this spectacular pageant comes home for its 50th anniversary of nighttime magic and imagination
Lighting Up the Night
Led by the iconic train and drum unit featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy—the Main Street Electrical Parade fills the street with iconic music, sparkling displays and fantastic floats depicting scenes from movies like Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, along with charming and whimsical Elliot the Dragon from Disney’s classic Pete’s Dragon.
New to the parade for its 50th anniversary is a magnificent grand finale float that celebrates the theme of togetherness, reflected in a design that brings together characters and moments from more than a dozen beloved Disney and Pixar stories. These stylized scenes—interpreted in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sound—bring to light classic and contemporary favorites such as Encanto, The Jungle Book, Raya and the Last Dragon, The Princess and the Frog, Coco, Mulan and more. Inspired by both the design of classic Main Street Electrical Parade floats and Disney Legend Mary Blair’s art style on “it’s a small world,” the new grand finale float is one of the longest and grandest in the parade’s 50-year history!
Over the past 50 years, generations of Guests have gathered to bask in the magical glow of this pageant. Be sure to catch it! The Main Street Electrical Parade will be available for a limited time at Disneyland Park.