nighttime parade


A Fireworks Celebration! by Andrew Carter

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This Day in Disney History

June 11, 1977:  Walt Disney World unveils it’s first version of the Main street Electrical Parade.

This beautiful nighttime parade will run until September, 1991, and will return again for two years in 1999, and the original Disneyland version is now the current evening parade at the Magic Kingdom during an “open ended” run. The underlying musical score throughout the parade is a 1960s tune “Baroque Hoedown” along with a heavy use of synthesizers and electronic music influences. 

I’m really not much of a parade person, but this one is one of my favorites. It really is gorgeous. Not only do the floats light up but the parade performers come to life with lights on their costumes that change color along with the floats. 

Sometimes there is more than one showing of the parade in the evening and if you’re able, plan to see the second run. During the first parade is a great time to take one last spin on a ride with normally long lines. A majority of the park guests will see the first parade and you can find shorter than average waits. As most of the park starts to clear out after the first parade and fireworks, stick around for the second parade. You’ll find a lot less people along the route, it’s almost like the parade is performing just for you! Talk about a magical moment!


Disneyland is celebrating its 60th Anniversary and there are going to be huge crowds all year.  As a part of that celebration they have a new nighttime parade that rivals the old Electrical Parade called Paint the Night. 

People start finding spots to watch starting at 6pm for the 8pm parade.

Here are some tips for making sure you get that great spot! 

Tip number 1: Be ready to be annoyed by Rude People
Unfortunately it is just part of the process. There are a lot of Rude People out there and you will encounter them when waiting for the parade.   Don’t let it ruin the parade or your day:
If you are going to wait for the parade—Go into the parade knowing that you will be frustrated and shocked at how rude and inconsiderate the average person is.  Don’t expect people to be nice and polite like you: Expect the worst of people—be ready for it and try to not let it ruin the experience. If you don’t go into it with this foreknowledge you will not survive with your happiness intact.

Tip number 2: Make friends with the People in front of you and to the side of you.
If you find a spot behind someone that has been waiting longer than you: Respect their personal space.  Give them room and don’t crowd them. Try to make friends –it will help you keep your territory and together you can form a stronger defense against the last minute Larry’s that will try to invade the space you have stood in for hours. You can form a united front.  Also if they have kids and you have kids it will help make your kids wait for the parade go faster and they may end up watching and enjoying the parade together.