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Disney Days of Past: Main Street Electrical Parade Debuts at Magic Kingdom Park

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

Today in Disney history, the “Main Street Electrical Parade” stepped off for the very first time at Magic Kingdom Park.


Which float in the procession is your favorite? Vote below:


  • hi
    the main street electrical parade is the best parade in the world

  • I like the electric parade, I liked spectroMagic more, but what I would really LOVE is if the Paint the Night parade comes to WDW!

  • I absolutely love this parade. I am so glad they brought it back, it brought back so many memories from when I was young! I love the opening music, you can’t help but get excited for the parade!

  • The Main Street Electrical Parade is allright and all, but it was all about Spectromagic!

  • Why do they never post the year in “this day in history”? I’d like to know the year these things started. Seems so silly to leave it out.

  • The Main Street Electrical Parade is a true Disney parks classic, but there is one I loved even more…SpectroMagic!

  • I like Pete & Elliot, just because they KEPT his movie promotion in the parade since the 70’s, regardless of how the movie aged, which made the parade feel as classic 70’s-Disney old-school as when WDW first opened. Parents get to show their kids what they remembered from their first parade. 🙂
    Also has more character interaction with the crowd, which we get a little of with Cinderella and Alice, but not quite as much.

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