Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade Is Being Extended

Today marks the close of Disney’s multi-park “Summer Nightastic!” entertainment extravaganza of attractions and events, however there is still some bright excitement to look forward to. If you missed Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade”, you still have a chance to experience it’s glittering galaxy of 23 illuminated floats, 80 performers, and trademark synthesizer music sweetened with Disney theme songs. Walt Disney World announced last week that Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” is being extended by popular demand.

“The return of Disney’s ‘Main Street Electrical Parade’ to the Magic Kingdom has been an overwhelming success,” said Magic Kingdom Vice President Phil Holmes. “Guests begin cheering as soon as they hear the opening fanfare and see those fantastic floats covered in lights. The parade is a magical part of a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, so we’re thrilled to be announcing we’re leaving the lights on.”

Fronted by a new lead float starring Tinker Bell, Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” officially bowed at Magic Kingdom June 6, 2010.

Before it’s current run in 2010, the parade performed at the Walt Disney World Resort from 1999-2001. This summer, guests have been treated to all-new elements that continue in the encore phase of the run:

  • Tinker Bell leads the eye-filling procession, waving from the basket of a balloon floating gracefully above a magical garden shimmering in fairy light.
  • Pinocchio and the boys from the classic film’s Pleasure Island sequence join the parade, and Snow White joins the Seven Dwarfs on a diamond mine float.
  • There are new lighting effects, and the parade’s highly recognizable musical theme is brightened by new technology.

Honor America finale display and popular characters such as Alice, Mickey Mouse and Goofy, are just a few of the other parade favourites.

Photo Credit: Gene Duncan