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Top Five: Main Street Electrical Parade Moments

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Today you may have noticed that the Disney Parks Blog looks a bit different today. That’s because we’re celebrating the fact that today is the anniversary of the debut of the “Main Street Electrical Parade” here at Magic Kingdom Park!


To celebrate, we’ve pulled together a list of our must-read, must-watch blog posts and videos of this fan-favorite parade from over the years. Take a look!

Behind the Scenes: Float Driving in the Main Street Electrical Parade – Get a behind the scenes look at how our float drivers bring characters to life.

Step In Time: Main Street Electrical Parade Lights Up Magic Kingdom Park in 1971 – Take a step back in time to when the Main Street Electrical Parade debuted at Magic Kingdom Park on June 11, 1977.

The Unusual Return of the “Main Street Electrical Parade” in 1999 – Watch a Walt Disney World archive video of when the Main Street Electrical Parade traveled from California to Florida.

Disney Parks After Dark: Main Street Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom Park in Fast-Forward – Check out some photos of the Main Street Electrical Parade.

A Main Street Electrical Parade Preview – Take a look at a few of the floats in the Main Street Electrical Parade.


  • This is my favorite parade, well worth the the 2 hour line-up time for a curb seat at the castle. Brings back nostalgia and feels like a classic Disney childhood moment (even though I didn’t see it till I was a teenager). Much better than Spectromagic, which is just show-biz gee whiz – no emotion to it at all.

  • I’ll watch both performances tonight in tribute; its one of my favourite things to do in the Kingdom 🙂

  • Jennifer – Thanks for sharing all of these. Seeing the Main Street Electrical Parade going down the highway brought chills to my arms and a HUGE smile to my face. How cool would it have been there to be there and see that?!?!

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