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Disneyland Resort Unveils Return Dates for Nighttime Spectaculars and New Finale Coming to the ‘Main Street Electrical Parade’

Kelsey Lynch

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

As announced in November during Destination D23, the Disneyland Resort is thrilled to bring back its nighttime spectaculars this spring. So many fan-favorite entertainment offerings have continued to return – from Jambalaya Jazz in New Orleans Square at Disneyland park to “Disney Junior Dance Party!” in Disney California Adventure park. Plus, we’ve recently introduced experiences like encountering Raya in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail to the Celebrate Soulfully entertainment throughout the month of February. Each of these offerings highlights the incredible momentum at the Disneyland Resort as part of our phased reopening.

Today, we’re excited to share even more on the entertainment front, with additional details around the return of our nighttime spectaculars!

On April 22, 2022, the “Main Street Electrical Parade” and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will return to Disneyland park, and “World of Color” will return to Disney California Adventure park. “Fantasmic!” is preparing for its return to Disneyland park on May 28, 2022.

But that’s not all the exciting news we have to share with you today!

Upon its return to Disneyland park, the “Main Street Electrical Parade” will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. In honor of this milestone, the Disney Live Entertainment team will introduce exciting new elements to the “Main Street Electrical Parade” that will continue to evolve this beloved spectacular.

Over the past five decades, the “Main Street Electrical Parade” has brought families together to delight in its many whimsical stories and featured characters. And soon, that will continue for a whole new generation of dreamers. In honor of the parade’s 50th anniversary, this nighttime spectacular will return with an all-new, enchanted grand finale that celebrates the theme of togetherness.

This universal theme is reflected in the creative concept of the grand finale sequence. Inspired by both the original design of classic “Main Street Electrical Parade” floats and Disney Legend Mary Blair’s iconic art style on “it’s a small world,” the new grand finale brings to life more than a dozen Disney Animation and Pixar stories. These stories will be interpreted in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sound, with unique representations of beloved characters as animated dolls.

New grand finale for the “Main Street Electrical Parade” coming to Disneyland park
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As the new grand finale passes by, guests along each side of the parade route will see a different set of stylized scenes from classic and contemporary favorite stories such as “Encanto,” “The Jungle Book,” “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Aladdin,” “Coco,” “Mulan,” “Brave,” “The Princess and the Frog” and more. Check out one of the early pieces of concept art, featuring Mirabel and Antonio from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-nominated film, “Encanto.”

New Encanto-inspired float for the “Main Street Electrical Parade” coming to Disneyland park

From the Blue Fairy to a colorful, unique representation of Sleeping Beauty Castle, the grand finale of the “Main Street Electrical Parade” comprises seven segments stretching 118 feet in length, making it one of the longest and grandest units in the parade’s 50-year history.

“Main Street Electrical Parade” and “Disneyland Forever” will be available for a limited time at Disneyland park. When “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular comes back on April 22, it will run weekends only (Friday through Sunday). “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will present its high-energy, projections-only show during the week (Monday through Thursday) until late spring. At that time, “Disneyland Forever” fireworks will then run nightly in the summer. “World of Color” and “Fantasmic!” will return to their regular schedule upon reopening.

We cannot wait to “ignite the night” once again! With the return of fan-favorite offerings, and new experiences on the way, the Disneyland Resort is buzzing with energy and excitement. It’s a great time to plan a visit, and we’re so excited to continue welcoming back our guests!

We look forward to sharing more details about our entertainment offerings as the return of the “Main Street Electrical Parade,” “World of Color,” “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular and “Fantasmic!” draw nearer in the coming weeks. As always, stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog!

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  • Love it

  • Will the electrical parade and world of color be running in October?

  • Anyone know how lo g the Electrical Night Parade will run. I know it’s coming back on April 21 if not mistaken. Will it be a month 2 months or just in the day it opens?

  • Please run the Electric Parade over Easter Weekend. We booked in Nov and when I heard I would miss the Electric Parade by a few days I cried. I remember it being magical as a child. Would love to be able to share that experience with my son on his birthday week.

  • Also heartbroken and disappointed that I will be missing the electric parade. I remember this as a child and it was magical. We will be there over Easter Weekend. Would love love love to share the experience of the Electric Parade with my son on his birthday week. Consider moving it up a week?

  • How long will the electrical parade go until?

  • Sorry, I didn’t intend to submit comments three times 🙂 I received error messages each time (but they apparently went through anyway).

  • So disappointed that this is not being run over Easter break when my family will be traveling to Disneyland. Bittersweet news for us.

  • Why isn’t this being scheduled to begin over the Easter holiday? Our family is traveling for our child’s spring break over Easter and are so incredibly sad and disappointed to be missing out on this parade. Very bittersweet news for us.

  • While so delighted by the news of the parade’s return, I cannot understand why families travelling to Disney over the Easter holiday will be denied the experience. Why isn’t it being scheduled to start the week prior? Our family had already booked travel for the week leading up to April 22 (spring/Easter break from school for most) and are just so incredibly unhappy that we’re missing out on this. Very bittersweet news for us.

  • Do you need to have a reservation to watch the World of Color? In the past you had to have a ticket to reserve your spot to watch the world of color. Or do you just need your ticket for the day and your reservation for California Adventure?

  • Do you need to have a World of Color reservation to watch the show (in the past you needed to have a reservation to know what section you were watching the show). Or do you just need your park ticket and a reservation to Disney California Adventure?

  • I soooooo hope the Main Street Electrical Parade will still be at Disneyland while we are there in May!!

  • So when will Paint the Night or any night parade whatsoever finally show up at Walt Disney World?

  • When will the show be back at Hollywood Studios?

  • When will it be back at Walt Disney World?

  • When will Fantasmic return to Walt DIsney World?

  • When will Fantasmic return to Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World?

  • Is the Magic Happens parade going to be returning?

  • How long will the 50th celebration of the electrical parade run for? April 22nd to what date?

  • This is wonderful news!
    A couple of questions:
    1. Is the original “Main Street Electrical Parade” music being kept?
    2. I also noticed that you mentioned the Blue Fairy!! Will she be leading off the parade, as in the original, instead of Tinkerbell?
    3. How “Limited” is the Limited time?

  • Will there be a return of any type of dessert parties or dining packages?

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