Today In Disney History ~ April 1st
The Main Street Electrical Parade is a regularly scheduled parade, created by Bob Jani and project director Ron Miziker, famous for its long run at Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World at the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. It features floats and live performers covered in thousands of electronically controlled lights and a synchronized soundtrack triggered by radio control along key areas of the parade route. The parade has also spun off several other versions that ran or continue to run at Disney parks around the world. Currently, an updated version runs at Tokyo Disneyland as the Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights. In 2014, Hong Kong Disneyland premiered a spiritual successor to the Main Street Electrical Parade, the Paint the Night Parade, which, like its predecessor, features “Baroque Hoedown” as its theme song. An extended version of Paint the Night premiered at Disneyland on May 22, 2015 as part of the park’s 60th anniversary celebration.
The original Disneyland copy of the parade ran at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom as “Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade” from June 5, 2010 to October 9, 2016, when it closed in preparation for a limited-time run at Disneyland which started January 20, 2017 and will run through June 18, 2017, marking the 45th anniversary of the parade
TMSM Today in Graphic by Sherry Rinaldi DeHart; Wiki