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Yay! After a 20-Year Absence, Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade Is Returning to Disneyland. Now Read the Bad News

Aug 12, 2016  •  Post A Comment

For fans of Disney’s venerable Main Street Electrical Parade, there’s good news — and bad news. The good news, Fortune magazine reports, is that the parade is returning to Disneyland.

The bad news is that the revival is just a limited engagement, while the parade is being shut down permanently at Disney World in Orlando.

“The famous nightly entertainment that long has been a hallmark of the Magic Kingdom experience will march down [Disney World’s] Main Street for the last time on Oct. 9 before it returns home to California for a limited engagement,” Fortune reports.

The parade features classic animated characters such as Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio and Cinderella in a spectacle that reportedly includes a half-million lights. The show premiered at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in 1972.

After a 24-year run, the parade was last seen in California in 1996. It’s revival in Anaheim is set for 2017, with the official start date not yet announced.

“The return to its hometown will be a temporary replacement for the Paint the Night Parade, which was imported from Hong Kong last year as part of the year-long celebration of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary,” Fortune notes. “Paint the Night will end on Sept. 5.”

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