Main Street Electrical Parade Celebrates 45 Years of Nighttime Disney Magic!

On July 17, 1972 the Main Street Electrical Parade first lit up the parade route at Disneyland. 45 years later, it made its way through the heart of Disneyland. For the last 45 years this parade has made nighttime magic at a Disney Theme Park for guests from around the world. As the music of the Baroque Hoedown begins fans still begin to cheer to the unique sound. It has performed both at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. It has inspired other parades that have been presented at Disney theme parks around the globe! Now 45 years later, it is back to where it all started.

With a half million lights, this parade truly lights up the night. This has become even more magical since it has not been at the Disneyland Park since 1996. During the original run at Disneyland, the Electrical Parade was performed over 3,600 times for more than 75 million guests. From 2001-2010 the parade returned to the Disneyland Resort where it lit up the nights at Disney California Adventure. Currently the Main Street Electrical Parade is scheduled to end its run on August 20, 2017.

What is your favorite part of the Main Street Electrical Parade?

Main Street Electrical Parade Photos 45th Anniversary Photos

Book your next Disney trip through DAPS MAGIC’s travel partner Mouseways Travel! Let Mouseways focus on the details so you can focus on enjoying the magic! Book your next Disney trip at

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Share your thoughts and comment!

Mr. DAPs

Mr. DAPs

Hi, I'm Mr. DAPs, the Founder, and Editor in Chief of DAPS MAGIC! I can be regularly found at Disneyland with my hat and bow tie taking pictures and simply enjoying the Happiest Place on Earth. I'm also the weekly host of GEEKS CORNER and your Disney reporter for DISNEY REPORTER on DAPS MAGIC's YouTube channel. I am also now honored to announced that I'm a Brand Ambassador with Her Universe! Find me on Twitter and Instagram. as I'd love to connect with you. Make sure and say hi!






Top Posts & Pages
New Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Starbucks ‘Been There’ Mugs Arrive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson Dies at 111
Medals for runDisney's 2022 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Revealed
Check Out What's Coming to Disney+ in November 2021!
9 Spooky Disney Animated Shorts Perfect for Halloween Time
The History of the Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland
Zombie Captain America From What If...? Added to Oogie Boogie Bash
Disney Studios Again Delays Indiana Jones and Multiple Marvel Films with New Release Schedule