With enhanced lighting technology, like LED and special effects, the glittering procession lights up Main Street, U.S.A.® Area and makes its way through Magic Kingdom® Park. Fun-loving and feisty, Tinker Bell now leads the parade on a bright, green garden float, lighting the way with a wave of her wand, spreading pixie dust and good cheer. Her other fairy friends can be found dancing along also in colorful, lit-up costumes.
Orchestrating the magic, Tink has generously spread pixie dust to all the floats in Main Street Electrical Parade, creating a colorful reflection of shimmering fairy light along the way. Following closely behind the fairy is a gigantic train float with both Mickey and Minnie Mouse aboard!
The rest of the twinkling parade consists of more fun and creative floats covered in shimmering lights. Twisting and turning, some of these floats travel more than in just a straight line and may even stop to say hello! Alice in Wonderland makes an appearance from atop a tree float and is accompanied with the scheming Cheshire Cat.
Other Disney characters in the parade include Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Captain Hook and Peter Pan commanding a pirate ship and more. Even Dopey and the rest of the seven dwarfs are found leading with carts of jewels from the mine while playing the “Heigh-Ho” tune.
Once Main Street Electrical Parade is over, you’ll leave Magic Kingdom Park feeling like you’ve truly just been transported to a world ruled by Tinker Bell and her magical pixie dust.
Parade viewing in the Frontierland® Area is not as busy as on Main Street, U.S.A.® Area or in front of Cinderella Castle. If Main Street Electrical Parade begins in Frontierland, sit near the beginning, so you can be the first to leave. You can get there early and get great seats, but since you are leaving first, you will be sure to find a shorter wait at an attraction or food and beverage location since everyone else will still be watching the parade. Make sure you are seated on the side of the street you want to be on once the parade is over.
If you can get to parade viewing spots super early, there are quite a few spots to choose from, depending on which part of the park you want to go to. Any elevated porches or patios of restaurants on Main Street, U.S.A.® Areausually gives provides a great viewing spot. Liberty Square offers areas with perfect vantage points, such as between Liberty Tree Tavern and The Diamond Horseshoe Saloon. We have found that even Tony's Town Square Restaurant on Main Street is an overlooked spot to see the Main Street Electrical Parade-- it also gives you easy access to exiting! No matter what, plan to arrive at whatever spot you choose at least 10-15 minutes before the parade (maybe even earlier for others). It doesn't hurt to scout the area earlier in the day and make a plan!
Main Street Eletrical Parade is a parade that travels throughout Magic Kingdom® Park. The parade's duration is about 20 minutes. Guests may remain in their wheelchair/ECV.
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The catchy tune, “Baroque Hoedown,” has been a part of Main Street Electrical Parade since 1972. The song was made in 1967 by electronic music pioneers Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley. You are guaranteed to be humming it for the rest of the night!
Tinker Bell’s new lead float made its debut at the parade on June 6, 2010. The parade consists of 23 floats and 80 performers.