Main Street Electrical Parade | Disney World

Last Updated on: May 19th, 2024

Main Street Electrical Parade | Extinct Disney World AttractionsThe Main Street Electrical Parade was a classic Disney parade which alternated between various Disney parks for the better part of a 45 year run. The parade featured floats and performers covered in hundreds of thousands of lights, which made for an amazing sight at night.

The Disney World version of the parade had three runs: 1977-1991, 1999-2001 and 2010-2016. The parade was replaced by the same parade, SpectroMagic, after both of the first two runs and was not replaced at all (so far) after the third. It is unclear if the parade will ever return to Disney World or if it is permanently retired.

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Fun Facts

  1. The Main Street Electrical Parade made its debut at Disneyland in 1972, and quickly became one of the park’s most popular attractions.
  2. The parade features colorful floats, lively music, and over half a million twinkling lights, making it a spectacular sight to behold at night.
  3. The Main Street Electrical Parade is famous for its iconic theme song, “Baroque Hoedown,” which has been a fan favorite for generations.
  4. The parade features classic Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse and his friends, as well as a variety of other beloved characters from Disney movies and shows.
  5. Over the years, the Main Street Electrical Parade has been a staple at various Disney theme parks, including Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and Magic Kingdom.

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