Nighttime shows make a magical return to Disneyland Resort, with the 50th anniversary celebration of the Main Street Electrical Parade

“As we approach the first anniversary of the reopening of Disneyland Resort April 30we are thrilled to once again host our beloved nighttime spectaculars and introduce brand new offerings that underscore our incredible momentum and set the stage for so much more to come in the future,” said the Disneyland Resort President. Ken Potrock.

The night shows ignite the night again

Over the past five decades, the “Main Street Electric Parade” has brought together generations of family and friends from around the world to revel in its nocturnal magic and imagination. Summarizing this enduring appeal, Disney Live Entertainment presents an all-new grand finale that celebrates 50 years of togetherness and continues the enchantment for a whole new generation of dreamers. This universal theme is reflected in the creative concept for the new final sequence, and it continues the evolution of this darling spectacular.

Inspired by the iconic art style of Disney Legend Mary Blair on ‘It’s a Small World’ and the design of the classic ‘Main Street Electrical Parade’ floats, these stories are performed in thousands of twinkling lights and electro musical sound -synthetic-magnetic, with depictions of beloved characters as animated dolls.

As it passes, guests along the parade route see a different set of stories depicted on each side of the float, featuring stylized scenes from more than a dozen Walt Animation Studios films. Disney and Pixar animation studios such as “Encanto”, “Frozen”, “”The Jungle Book”, “Raya and the Last Dragon”, “Aladdin”, “Coco”, “Mulan”, “Brave”, “The Princess and the Frog” and more.

“Color World” at Disney California Adventure brings the animation to life with powerful fountains that create a huge screen of water. Combining music, fire, fog and laser effects with memorable animated sequences, “World of Color” floods the senses and immerses audiences in some favorite Disney and Pixar stories.

Guests will be able to access “World of Color” viewing areas through a virtual queuing system available only through the Disneyland mobile app. * Distribution for the free virtual queue will begin at noon, daily. **Guests with a virtual queue selection must enter the designated viewing area through one of the two marked entry points (blue or yellow), approximately 30-45 minutes before the start of the show. Practical details about the virtual queuing system are available on Disneyland.com. If the virtual queue reaches capacity, guests can check in with a cast member in the Paradise Bay viewing area shortly before the start of “World of Color” for options of viewing without an appointment. Joining the virtual queue is not required to see “World of Color”, but it is highly recommended. Additional viewing for each performance is located around Paradise Bay on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Disneyland Forever” The spectacular fireworks display is filled with sparkling pyrotechnics and immersive projections that envelop guests on a breathtaking journey with startling special effects. The public gathered on Main Street, UNITED STATESin front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle, close to “it’s a small world”, around the Rivers of America and within sight of the Matterhorn will each have a different, exciting and immersive perspective of the show.

Since April 22 in late spring, “Disneyland Forever” will perform Friday through Sunday, and “Mickey’s Mix Magic” screening show is scheduled Monday through Thursday. The “Disneyland Forever” fireworks will then be broadcast every night of the summer.

And celebrates its 30th anniversaryand anniversary, “Fantastic!” – Disney’s longest-running nighttime spectacle – will once again light up America’s rivers at the start of Disneyland Park May 28.

For all nightly shows, guests can view the latest showtimes and schedules on Disneyland.com and the Disneyland app.

Dining and shopping add to the enchantment

For a magical dining and entertainment experience, guests can choose to book special dining packages or a dessert night, which include access to a reserved viewing area for a selected show. Guests can visit Disneyland.com to learn more and book.***

For a limited time, select carts and restaurants will be offering imaginative treats and eye-catching novelties honoring the “Main Street Electrical Parade”, such as the parade macaron at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, two special flavors of churro, mixes of pop- festive corns and more . Available at various Disneyland locations while supplies last throughout the summer season, guests can snack in electrifying style with the all-new Elliott Premium Dragon Light-Up Bucket and Premium Turtle Light-Up Sipper. Limit two per item per guest and availability may vary throughout the summer season.

Customers can also bring the magic home with an exciting collection of merchandise, available at Disneyland Resort and shopDisney, commemorating the 50and anniversary of the “Main Street Electrical Parade”. Assortment includes themed ear headband, apparel and more.

The return of these beloved nighttime shows, along with fan-favorite experiences like traditional character greetings, marks another milestone that continues the incredible momentum of the Disneyland Resort’s phased reopening.

On the Disneyland Park
Disneyland Resort includes two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (Disney’s original theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – as well as three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, featuring unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The resort’s hotels are the luxurious 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also includes 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical 973-room Disneyland Hotel –– two AAA Four Diamond properties — and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day at the beach” theme. For more information on Disneyland Resort attractions and vacations, visit disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agencies. Located in Anaheim, California, the Disneyland Resort opened on July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

Check out the latest entertainment details and schedules on Disneyland.com or the Disneyland mobile app. Entertainment, experiences and offers subject to change, limited availability or unavailability, and are subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice. Theme park reservations and valid admission to the same park on the same day are required for park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. Visit Disneyland.com/Updates for important information to know before your visit, including the latest information on face coverings.

* Messaging, data and roaming charges may apply. Availability is subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores are not available everywhere. If you are under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

**Please note that in order to join the virtual queue, you must have entered Disney California Adventure with a park ticket/Park Hopper ticket or Disneyland with a Park Hopper ticket. Guests who begin their day at Disneyland can then enter Disney California Adventure with their Park Hopper ticket after 1 p.m. for their designated entry and show time.

***Dining packages and entertainment offers are subject to restrictions and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. A meal plan is non-refundable, cannot be exchanged or sold, and does not include theme park admission.

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