Disneyland Entertainment Offering Could Be Extended For Halloween Season


The Halloween season brings some extra spooky magic to Disney Parks, with chilling overlays for some attractions, eerily awesome decorations, and even special characters visiting the Park for the “Howl-iday.”

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With so much to see and do during the Halloween season at Disneyland, it is easy to forget the Park’s regular entertainment offerings, like Fantasmic! and the Main Street Electrical Parade, but recently one Guest was filled with joy after finding out that a beloved entertainment offering could be extended into the Park’s spooky celebrations.

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Redditor u/nicolelynnejones shared her excitement over the possibility of seeing the Main Street Electrical Parade having performances near the Halloween season at the Park as she posted a screenshot of the dining packages offered at Plaza Inn, which generally include “prime positioning for parades and other festivities,” showing available dates up to September 3, days before the first Oogie Boogie Bash event.

MSEP is going into the Halloween season as well. (These are MSEP Plaza Inn packages) from Disneyland

While fellow Redditors shared her excitement and hoped the parade would continue to have performances until Christmas, it is hard to tell if the iconic parade will continue to have presentations into the Halloween season, as Disney has not released any official information regarding the parade’s performances during the season.

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When we tried checking the availability for the Plaza Inn Dining Packages, we could not find any available time slots, even though the site currently allows Guests to check the availability until September 5. It is unclear if this means all available time slots have already been filled or if dining packages with reserved viewing for the Main Street Electrical Parade are being changed on that date.

Screenshot from the plaza inn dining package availability inDisneyland website
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The official Disneyland website currently shows performances of the Main Street Electrical Parade until August 19. While more dates could be added shortly, we cannot be sure at the moment as, again, Disneyland has not released any official dates regarding this timeless nighttime spectacular’s performances.

Screenshot from the main street electrical parade presentation calendar in the Disneyland website
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As much as we’d love to see this beloved classic parade illuminating Main Street, USA through the rest of this year, the statement made by Redditor u/nicolelynnejones is purely speculative, as no official information has been released regarding extended performances during the coming months. Inside The Magic will continue to report on this subject as soon as more information is released.

More on the Main Street Electrical Parade

The official Disneyland website describes this beloved parade as follows:

Watch over a half million lights sparkle as this spectacular pageant comes home for its 50th anniversary of nighttime magic and imagination

Led by the iconic train and drum unit featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy—the Main Street Electrical Parade fills the street with iconic music, sparkling displays and fantastic floats depicting scenes from movies like Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, along with charming and whimsical Elliot the Dragon from Disney’s classic Pete’s Dragon.

Main Street Electrical Parade
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New to the parade for its 50th anniversary is a magnificent grand finale float that celebrates the theme of togetherness, reflected in a design that brings together characters and moments from more than a dozen beloved Disney and Pixar stories. These stylized scenes—interpreted in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sound—bring to light classic and contemporary favorites such as Encanto, The Jungle Book, Raya and the Last Dragon, The Princess and the Frog, Coco, Mulan and more. Inspired by both the design of classic Main Street Electrical Parade floats and Disney Legend Mary Blair’s art style on “it’s a small world,” the new grand finale float is one of the longest and grandest in the parade’s 50-year history!

Over the past 50 years, generations of guests have gathered to bask in the magical glow of this pageant. Be sure to catch it! The Main Street Electrical Parade will be available for a limited time at Disneyland Park.

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