In episode 130 of The DisGeek Podcast, the DisGeek crew discusses the possibility of the infamous Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Cabana’s coming to Disneyland!
Jae Brattain returns to give us his overall thoughts on Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure. We also discuss the return of Remember… Dreams Come True, and the Main Street Electrical Parade. [Read more…]
In this episode the DisGeek crew talk about Disney California Adventure only Annual Passes being sold at Costco, The Main Street Electrical Parade returning, and the new parking structure themed to Star Wars?
As the Disney Parks blog announced the end of the Main Street Electrical Parade for Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, they also announced that the popular nighttime parade will return to Disneyland for a limited time.
On the same post the Disney Parks Blog also confirmed that, “Paint the Night” will return during the holidays on select nights. Paint the Night is scheduled to go down on September 5th.
Here is the full blog post.
Official Disney Press Release:
Parade Heads to Disneyland in California For a Limited Engagement Beginning Early 2017
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (August 11, 2016) – An enduring Disney Parks classic, the Main Street Electrical Parade, will take its shimmering farewell trip through Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Florida on Oct. 9, 2016.
Since making its Florida premiere in 1977, the parade has become one of the most beloved entertainment spectacles anywhere. Watching the Main Street Electrical Parade has to become a rite of passage with parents and grandparents eager to share the nostalgic experience with their children. Families will have one more chance to see the parade and share this special memory, on select nights, before it departs.
The vibrant parade, a perennial favorite with Disney guests, will next travel cross-country to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., for a limited engagement beginning early next year.
Brought to light in the early 1970s, the original Main Street Electrical Parade helped establish a Disney Parks reputation for innovative, trend-setting live entertainment. As lights go down along the parade route, the parade brings a variety of beloved Disney animated feature films to life through three-dimensional floats covered with approximately half a million colorful LED twinkling lights. The parade’s iconic musical theme, the electrically synthesized “Baroque Hoedown,” is interwoven with favorite Disney themes. It all adds to the unique upbeat excitement of the procession.
Some of the parade’s most impressive scenes are the 23-foot-tall Clock Tower over Cinderella’s Ball, complete with elegant ballroom dancers in light-covered costumes; the smoke-breathing, tail-wagging Pete’s Dragon; and the 108-foot-long red, white and blue flag finale. Other characters who make appearances include Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and, of course, Mickey Mouse.
The Main Street Electrical parade at Walt Disney World Resort will not appear during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights. Walt Disney World guests interested in seeing the parade before it departs on Oct. 9 can check for the latest parade dates and times on WaltDisneyWorld.com or in the My Disney Experience app.