Hi everyone…last night I had the opportunity to attend an after-hours preview of the Main Street Electrical Parade and thought you’d enjoy seeing a little more of what to expect beginning Sunday.
From the moment I arrived, the excitement surrounding the parade’s return to Walt Disney World was contagious. And when the first notes of “Baroque Hoedown” began to sound through the park, the crowd erupted. During the parade, there were special “oohs” and “ahhs” for Elliot the Dragon from Pete’s Dragon, Cinderella in her illuminated pumpkin coach, and the red, white and blue Honor America finale float.
The last time I set eyes on the Main Street Electrical Parade was as a young guest in the mid-1980s, so I’ve been looking forward to experiencing the parade as an adult and viewing the procession’s latest enhancements, including the debut of Tinker Bell aboard the lead float.
Tinker Bell now opens the parade by appearing inside a balloon basket above a shimmering bed leaves and flowers. From there, she sprinkles a shower of pixie dust that spreads throughout the rest of the parade, adding a little more sparkle to each float. Other enhancements to the parade include the addition of a Pleasure Island scene for Pinocchio, and a diamond mine for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
You can see it for yourself at Magic Kingdom Park through Aug. 14.