Yes, I was that deprived child that never was able to visit Disney World until I became old enough to pay for it myself. Therefore the only nighttime parade I have ever known at the Magic Kingdom was Spectromagic. Finally, last week, I had my first experience with the Main Street Electrical Parade which has returned as part of the Summer Nightastic Celebration this summer. More photos from the parade will be popping up on the blog on Magic Kingdom Mondays so look out for more later.
First Glimpse of Mickey and the Parade
Let the Parade Officially Begin!
With Summer Nightastic now in full swing, guests have already had a chance to see some of the new additions to the parks. One addition is the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade. The parade, back for its third run at the Magic Kingdom, first ran in 1977 in Disney World and stayed until 1991, and then it was brought back for two years in 1999. Two new floats are part of the Disney World version this time around including one for Tinkerbell and one for Pinocchio. Other floats include Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella’s Ball, Pete’s Dragon, and a patriotic themed float, To Honor America. Summer Nightastic goes through August 14th so if you’re planning a trip between now and then, make time to check out the parade!
Very special thank you to Brandi Baker who took today’s photo for us. Brandi attended the passholder preview of the parade and fireworks on Saturday night and had nothing but great things to say about it! Thank you again Brandi!
Pete's Dragon in the Main Street Electrical Parade - Magic Kingdom, June 2010