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We’ve been visiting Walt Disney World for the past three years and each and every time we arrive, I pour over the agenda and plan our day around the parades, just to be certain that we are on Main Street in time for the festivities. Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade is one event we had yet to experience, until last month that is. This magnificent sight takes place in the evening just before the Wishes! Fireworks show and around 30 minutes after.
TIP: Be sure to bring your stroller as kids tend to conk out during the show.
The parade originally made its debut in 1999 and then made an exit in 2001. Due to popular demand, Disney Parks decided to bring the Main Street Electrical Parade back and it made its return on June 6, 2010. Over 23 illuminated floats, 80 permormers and a trademark musical track makes up this glittering galaxy. It is one of the most incredible sights and a definite “must-do” while visiting WDW! Popcorn and snack vendors are located just off the Main Street and sell everything from drinks to snacks just before the event.
Well, I think that’s enough of my chit-chat. Watch the video and click through for shots of this amazing parade!
Sights & Sounds From The Main Street Electrical Parade 1 of 11
Click through for just some of the glittering sights you'll see at the Main Street Electrical Parade as well as a few fun facts!
Tinker Bell Float 2 of 11
Tinker Bell's float is the newest addition to the parade, making its grand debut in 2010. Tink floats above a magical garden in the basket of a balloon.
Fun Fact 3 of 11
Fun Fact: There are over half a million lights in this parade, the Tinker Bell float on its own has more than 25,000 points of light and 75 percent are powered by an LED source!
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs 4 of 11
We loved this float! Snow White waves as the Seven Dwarfs show off their mining treasures.
Mushroom 5 of 11
The Mushroom with Butterfly is part of the Alice in Wonderland series and one of my all-time favorite floats. It's just so pretty!
Peter Pan & Captain Hook 6 of 11
Peter Pan keeps Captain Hook at bay in the floating ship.
Smee’s Boat 7 of 11
Following closely behind Peter Pan is Mr. Smee who enthusiastically waves to the crowd as he paddles by in his little row boat
Pete’s Dragon 8 of 11
Elliot the Dragon (From Pete's Dragon) is an amazing sight to behold. He makes his way in and out of the parade while blowing smoke out of his nose.
Cinderella, Fairy Godmother & The Pumpkin Coach 9 of 11
It's Cinderella! Did you know that all of these floats are battery-powered and more than 500 batteries supply the power for all audio, special effects and lighting? Amazing!
Dancing Mice 10 of 11
Approximately 80 performers appear in each presentation of Disney's "Main Street Electrical Parade." These dressed up Mice are part of the Cinderella procession.
To Honor America 11 of 11
The Fireworks Finale is the longest float in the parade and has seven cars that span 118 feet.
Fun Fact: There are 11,000 lights on the dancers' costumes alone!
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