UPDATE (April 22) - 'Main Street Electrical Parade' returned early last night ahead of the official reopening tonight at Disneyland. The parade included the new grand finale float to celebrate the parade's 50th anniversary year with characters from Encanto, The Jungle Book, Raya and the Last Dragon, Aladdin, Coco, Mulan, Brave and The Princess and the Frog.
The first showing of the 'Main Street Electrical Parade' wasn't without a bit of drama as there was a malfunction on the Spinning Turtle float when the door suddenly opened as the turtle was spinning around. The issue was resolved fairly quickly by the cast member closing the door and luckily nobody was hurt. Hopefully the first official showing tonight will go without incident. You can see this incident in the TikTok video here.
February 23 - It is the news we have all been waiting for, the return date for the iconic 'Main Street Electrical Parade' at Disneyland Park. April 22, 2022 is the date to add to your diary.
When the 'Main Street Electrical Parade' came back to Disneyland in the Summer of 2019 it was supposed to be a swan song for the parade. However, back in October 2021 there was news the parade would again be returning, potentially in 2022 for yet another final performance.
To celebrate the parades 50th anniversary there will be an all new grand finale which will feature a combination of classic Disney characters as well as some new additions to the Disney family. These include:
- Mirabel and Antonio from Encanto
- The Jungle Book
- Raya and the Last Dragon
- The Princess and the Frog
We will also see the return of 'Disneyland Forever' Fireworks on April 22 at Disneyland Park which is set to run weekends (Friday through Sundays). Both 'Disneyland Forever' and 'Main Street Electrical Parade' will run for a limited time.
Finally we have news that the 'World of Colour' is also returning to Disney California Adventure park on April 22, 2002 which is yet more fantastic news for Disneyland fans.
Many entertainment offerings have already been reintroduced to Disneyland Resort such as Jambalaya Jazz in New Orleans Square at Disneyland park and 'Disney Junior Dance Party!' in Disney California Adventure park. This, coupled with the return of the popular 'Main Street Electrical Parade', 'Disneyland Forever' and 'World of Colour' on April 22, means that it is certainly set to be a very entertaining Spring at Disneyland this year.
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