It’s lights out for Main Street Electrical Parade at Disney World

08.12.16 11 months ago

The lights are going out for the Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World.

Disney announced that the nighttime festivity, which has been a mainstay at the Orlando theme park, will draw to a close on October 9, wrapping up a six-year run. After shuttering at the Magic Kingdom, it will head cross country, to Disneyland for what the company is calling a “limited-time encore engagement.”

This actually marks the third time the theme park has ended the parade. It first ran from 1977 to 1991. After a nearly eight-year break, it resumed from 1999 to 2001. Its most recent run began in June 2010 (which, at the time, it called a “limited engagement”).

The parade itself is a lightbulb filled extravaganza with floats from Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and other Disney properties, incorporating a half million lights.

The Main Street Electrical Parade ran at Disneyland for 24 years, from 1972 to 1996.

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