This is great news from the Orlando Sentinel! Sad that I missed out on this on our most recent trip but who knows maybe Disney will fly me down to review this event!
I was able to locate the video of the last showing of the Main Street Electrical Parade below. Here is the wonderful news from the Daily Disney!
Great news for fans of “thousands of sparkling lights and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sounds”: Walt Disney World will bring back the classic Main Street Electrical Parade to the Magic Kingdom this summer.
Other changes around Walt Disney World: A new Magic Kingdom fireworks show, and new effects at Hollywood Studios’ Tower of Terror, including a change to the drop sequence.
But it’s the return of the Electrical Parade, the most beloved parade in Disney history, that will have Disney fans rejoicing.
As part of a seasonal promotion called “Summer Nightastic!,” the parade is being shipped from the Disneyland resort in California. Although it’s the classic parade, it will have some tweaks: A new Tinker Bell presentation at the head of the parade, and floats dedicated to Snow White and Pinocchio.
On the technology front, the lights will now be LED bulbs and there is new audio technology being employed.
“Even the music is guaranteed to bring back Disney memories,” said Walt Disney World president Meg Crofton Wednesday evening.
The return of ELP, as aficionados abbreviate it, is expected to take place in June; it will run through the summer.
The parade debuted at Walt Disney World in 1977 and ran until 1991, when it was replaced by the SpectroMagic parade. It later returned for a limited engagement from 1999-2001.
It has been showing at peak times at Disney’s California Adventure park in Anaheim during the past few years. The California parks had a Summertime Nightastic! promotion this past summer.