Magic Happens Parade at DLR
  • On Apr 5, 2023
    Christy from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am trying to plan when our family will go to Disneyland this year, and I was wondering if the Main Street Electrical parade will be back this year? And if so, what are the dates that it will be running?

    Welcome to planDisney, Christy!

    How exciting that you're planning a family visit to The Happiest Place on Earth. You'll be able to join in the celebration of 100 Years of Disney. There's so much to see and experience!

    Christy, the Main Street Electrical Parade is one of my favorite Disney parades. I was fortunate enough to see it with my family last year. I have a fond memory of my children dancing together to the sound of the music as the floats passed by. We purchased some really cool Main Street Electrical Parade magnets that now have pride of place on our refrigerator. Now every time I go for a snack (which is often!) I see the magnets and feel a sense of Disney nostalgia. Unfortunately, Christy, the Main Street Electrical Parade returned last year for a limited time only. However, it only ran until September 2022. We don't know if or when it is returning to Disneyland Park. You can always keep your eye on Disney Parks Blog for any announcements. However, if I were you, I wouldn't plan your trip around the possible return of this parade. 

    There are still a number of other wonderful shows for you to experience. There's the nighttime spectacular, Wondrous Journeys, at Disneyland Park. This nostalgic show is an epic adventure through 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios. There's also the whimsical "Magic Happens" Parade, which currently runs at 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Over at Disney's California Adventure Park, the 100 Years of Disney celebration continues with World of Color - ONE. This nighttime extravaganza looks back on the rich storytelling legacy of Walt Disney. 

    If you're really in the mood for a nighttime parade, the special seasonal event, Oogie Boogie Bash!, will have the Frightfully Fun Parade. Be on the lookout for when tickets go on sale. Also, this Holiday season, A Christmas Fantasy Parade will be returning to Disneyland Park.

    So you've got lots to look forward to this year, Christy. You really can't go wrong!

    I hope that's helpful, Christy. Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney. 

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