The Main Street Electrical Parade takes place nearly every night in the Magic Kingdom in Disney World. The parade begins typically at 8 or 9 PM (and always after dark) before the Wishes Fireworks. It also typically runs after the Fireworks are complete. To be sure of the exact show times, check the showtimes guide on your day of arrival. The parade runs approximately 20 minutes as it marches past hundreds of Disney guests. If visiting the Magic Kingdom theme park during a party such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you will find that the Parade is themed to the party and is not this exact parade.
As the show begins, the lights are dimmed. The parade route begins at the Horse Barn located beside Guest Services on Main Street. The route continues through the theme park per this Disney map. Also notice the best viewing locations per this map:
There are many characters in this parade to include Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Featured character floats are as follows:
- Alice in Wonderland
- Pete’s Dragon Elliott
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The show is highly entertaining. Many guests find that they enjoyed the Parade so much, they see it before and after the Fireworks display! This parade originally made its debut in the Disneyland back in 1972 and has run most summers from 1972–1974, 1977–1982, and 1985-1996. The Parade originally came to Disney World in June 11, 1977. The Parade has updated since it debuted. Find out the details here.