LAKE BUENA VISTA -- The Main Street Electrical Parade, a favorite
at three Disney parks, returned recently to the Magic Kingdom for a
Operated at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., the parade will continue to run
through the 15-month Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration and
possibly beyond that.
The celebration begins on Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 31, 2000.
The 20-minute parade's schedule is subject to change after Aug.
The procession, which covers a route that is three-quarters of a
mile long, involves 26 vehicles sporting 575,000 shimmering colored
lights bearing lighted characters from Disney stories.
Parade segments include salutes to movies such as "Alice in
Wonderland," "Cinderella," "Peter Pan," "Dumbo," "Snow White" and
The Blue Fairy from "Pinocchio" is the grand marshal and is
decorated with more than 20,000 blue, amber and crystal lights.
"Dumbo" and the circus are recalled in thousands of lights, and
butterflies and dragonflies dance and spin around Alice.
A cadre of Disney characters in costumes lined with lights joins
The characters follow the 122-foot-long, 80,000-light patriotic
finale. Accompanying the parade will be music from an enhanced