The ‘Main Street Electrical Parade’ is returning to Disneyland on April 22, 2022, to celebrate the iconic parade’s 50th Anniversary. ‘Disneyland Forever’ fireworks will also be returning on the same night, as does ‘World of Color’ at Disney California Adventure. Fantasmic is set to return on May 28, 2022.
Not only will the ‘Main Street Electrical Parade’ return, but it will come some new floats at the end of the parade. There will be seven new pieces replacing the America float that normally was the finale.
For the finale Disney wanted to focus on “togetherness” so the new ending will be done in the style of Mary Blair’s “it’s a small world” and it will focus on Disney Animation and Pixar characters.
I must admit I’m a sucker for Mary Blair’s style and ‘it’s a small world’ and these are super cute!
Here’s what the Disney Parks Blog says:
“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.”
“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.”
Here’s a look!
The ‘Main Street Electrical Parade’ will be only for a limited time at Disneyland. (I’m hoping they send it back to Walt Disney World for awhile too!)
Now it is important to note that ‘Disneyland Forever’ fireworks will run weekends only (Friday through Sunday). Eventually it will return to nightly shows this summer.
‘World of Color’ and ‘Fantasmic!’ will be back to their regular schedules when they reopen.
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Source: Disney Parks Blog
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