Main Street Electrical Parade lights up the Magic Kingdom once again - a look back at the opening weekend

Jun 07, 2010 in "Main Street Electrical Parade"

Posted: Monday June 7, 2010 11:47am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff
The Main Street Electrical Parade made it's return to the Magic Kingdom this past weekend as part of "Summer Nightastic!". Having returned to Disneyland in 2001 after it's last Walt Disney World performance, the parade will now headline Summer Nightastic! until August 14 2010.

Since last being seen at the Magic Kingdom, the parade features a new Tinker Bell lead float, complete with shimmering pixie dust. The Snow White and Pinocchio units have also received some enhancements and additions helping to make the parade look and sound better than ever.

If the crowds at the Magic Kingdom this past weekend were anything to go by, the parade is going to be very popular all summer as guests are eager to welcome back an old friend. On most nights the parade is being performed at 9pm and 11pm, with the new Summer Nightastic Fireworks Spectacular being performed at 10pm.  For a look at the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade see the photo gallery below (as always, click on a thumbnail for the large version), or take a look at our video of the very first guest performance of the parade.

Main Street Electrical Parade video - Opening night performance

More Main Street Electrical Parade video
More Main Street Electrical Parade photo galleries

Main Street Electrical Parade Fun Facts
  • More than 80 performers appear in each presentation of Disney’s 'Main Street Electrical Parade.'
  • There are 11,000 lights on the dancers’ costumes alone. Thanks to the energy-efficient LED lights, some of the dancers’ costumes now carry only one battery pack instead of two.
  • All the floats are battery-powered. More than 500 batteries supply power for lighting, propulsion, audio and special effects.
  • Approximately five miles of wire is used throughout the floats.
  • The tallest float in the parade is the Cinderella clock tower, at 18.5 feet tall. The Fireworks Finale float, the longest in the parade, has seven cars that span 118 feet.

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