Magic Kingdom Parades, Shows, & Entertainment

2006 is when Woody’s Cowboy Camp show debuted.
15 minute is the length of Woody’s Camp show.
20 minutes is the length of the Dream Along with Mickey Show.

Festival of Fantasy

100 cast members are used in the Parade

12 Disney stories and Disney characters are represented among parade floats

9 parade floats are used

40 additional characters are presented in animated or sculptural form

50 feet long is the The Princess Garden lead float

28 feet above the float is the featured The Jolly Roger

32 feet tall is Mickey’s Airship finale float and is the tallest float

90 feet long is the final 3 floats of there parade

10 different costume houses were used in 8 cities, and 2 countries — including Creative Costuming facilities in both Florida and California.

27 separate custom designed fabrics were designed by Mirena Rada in collaboration with Creative Costuming Graphic Artist Paul Jordan.

28 separate fabrics are used to make up one Swing Thug #1 Costume (Tangled unit).  His vest requires vinyl to be cut into 75 separate diamond shapes and then stitched onto cool max fabric.

30 yards of fabric are used to make one Seashell Girl costume which includes 12 different colors of Nitex Mesh.

3 separate colors are used in the coral pieces for the Coral Twins (The Little Mermaid unit) by the artisans of the Creative Costuming Craft Team and baked and finished for 16 hours each in an oven.

95 gold lame dots are used on Minnie Mouse’s Dress and Hat (finale unit)

3 separate clown wigs are used on The Bubble Girl (finale unit) headpiece and are blended together by the Creative Costuming Millinery Team.

148 yards of horsehair are used to make the Cha Cha Girl (finale unit) – Her wig was designed with in 4 colors, that is then rolled, pressed and curled by hand.

53 feet from snout to tail is the size of the The Steampunk-inspired Maleficent Dragon stretches and reaches 26 feet in the air.

The Electrical Water Pageant

10/24/1971 is when the Electrical Water Pageant debuted at WDW.

14 floats are used in the Electrical Water Pageant.

25 feet tall is the height of the Electrical Water Pageant floats.

1 generator is on each float in the Electrical Water Pageant.

800 watt sound system is used to play all the Electrical Water Pageant music.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

5 days are needed to install the fall overlay on the Magic King-dom.

216 tons of candy will be given out to trick or treaters during the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights.

35 different varieties of candy will be handed out, so there is something for everyone.

1/2 million pounds of candy & healthy treats are given out during the 10 nights of Mickey’s Halloween Party.

20 tractor-trailers were used to ship all the candy for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties in 2011.

Very Merry Christmas Party

300,000 cookies are consumed each night of the party.

1,200 gallons of hot coco are drunk each night of the Christmas party.

5,500 lights are hung on each icon Christmas tree in each park or resort for the holidays.

70 ton crane is used to position the theme park Christmas trees into place each year.

1,500 decorated Christmas trees are placed thought the entire WDW property.

8.5 million lights are hung to decorate the WDW property for Christmas.

15 miles of garland are used to decorate the WDW property for Christmas.

300,000 yards of ribbon are used to decorate the WDW property for Christmas.

164 performers appear in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.

Extinct Magic Kingdom Parades, Shows, & Entertainment


10/09/2003 is when Wishes first debuted at the Magic Kingdom.

5/11/2017 is when Wishes ended

12 minutes is the length of the fireworks show.

7/4/1985 is when Tinkerbell took her first fireworks flight.

105 pounds is the weight limit for TinkerBell, yes it’s a real person.

5 foot 3 inches is the height limit for Tinkerbell.

11 locations around the Magic Kingdom are where the fireworks for Wishes are launched from.557 firework-firing cues are used.

683 individual pieces of pyrotechnics are used in Wishes.

15 songs from 10 classic Disney animated features are used in Wishes, they include; "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937), "Pinocchio" (1940), "Fantasia" (1940), "Cinderella" (1950), "Pe-ter Pan" (1953), "Sleeping Beauty" (1959), "The Little Mermaid" (1989), "Beauty and the Beast" (1991), "Aladdin" (1992), and "Hercules" (1997).

Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

1977 is when the Main Street Electrical Parade debuted at WDW.

2001 is when Main Street Electrical Parade was retired.

26 units portraying 9 themes are in the Main Street Electrical parade.

575,000 lights in six colors - Amber, Blue, Chartreuse, Green, Pink, and Red - plus clear. Most used color: Amber (152,000) are used in the Main Street Electrical parade.

27 tons of batteries power, lights, audio and float movement. Together, they could provide enough power to light 32 homes, now that is the Main Street Electrical parade.

550 miles of wiring were need for the Main Street Electrical Parade.

530,000 bulbs were required to light the Main Street Electrical Parade.


Main Street Electrical Parade 2010

6/6 through 8/14, 2010 was the original run dates,  is the run duration for “Main Street Electrical Parade” which will be show-casing lots of features never before seen – or heard – in Florida.

23 illuminated floats are in the 2010 edition of Disney’s Electrical Parade.

2 classic will return to the lineup after a 13-year hiatus – the shimmering diamond mine of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the Pleasure Island haunts of Pinocchio.

600,000 lights will twinkle in this edition of the parade.

10,000 are new “pixie dust” lights spread over the 23 parade floats.

25,000 points of light and 75 percent are powered by an LED source are just on the Tinkerbell float alone.

160 dimmers are on the Tinkerbell float. This is all part of a new control system makes it possible, for the 1st time, for each light to be programmed individually.

80 performers appear in each presentation of Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade.”

11,000 lights are on the dancers’ costumes alone.  Thanks to the energy-efficient LED lights, some of the dancers’ costumes now carry only 1 battery pack instead of 2.

500 batteries supply power for lighting, propulsion, audio and special effects in the “Main Street Electrical Parade.”

5 miles of wire is used throughout the floats of the “Main Street Electrical Parade.”

18 feet and 6 inches tall is the Clock tower float, making this tallest float in the parade.

7 cars that span 118 feet is the how long the finale float the “Fireworks” float making this the longest in the parade.

6 color of lights are used in the parade and they are red, pink, green, chartreuse, blue and amber.

3500 is the length of green LED strings in feet used to create the leaf fields on the new Tinker Bell float.

5,600 pounds is the gross weight of Elliot the dragon parade float.

16 feet tall is the height of Elliot the dragon from the top of his head to the ground.

10 feet wide is the width of the Elliot the dragon parade float.

Main Street Electrical Parade History

“Summer Nightastic!” 2010 will mark the return of the original Disneyland “Main Street Electrical Parade” to Walt Disney World Resort.  Previously the parade had a limited engagement in Florida from 1999 through 2001.

The original “Main Street Electrical Parade” premiered at Disneyland on June 17, 1972.

The parade was presented at Disneyland nearly every summer until it was “retired” in 1996.

A version of the “Main Street Electrical Parade” was created for Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in 1977.

The Magic Kingdom version was presented until 1991 when it was replaced by “SpectroMagic” (“Main Street Electrical Parade” was refurbished for the opening of Disneyland Resort Paris).

The original Disneyland “Main Street Electrical Parade” was brought out of retirement and extensively refurbished for a lim-ited engagement at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom from 1999 in-to 2001.

Following the conclusion of the parade’s limited engagement at Walt Disney World Resort, it premiered at Disney’s California Adventure in July 2001 as “Disney’s Electrical Parade.”

The parade has been performed more than 5,000 times at Disney-land Resort.

The original “Main Street Electrical Parade” floats were “flatter” and less three-dimensional than the current floats.  While new floats have been added through the years, some have been re-tired: “It’s a Small World” float, Briny Deep float, and special anniversary floats for Disneyland’s 25th Anniversary (1980) and Mickey Mouse’s 60th Birthday (1988).

One of the original floats, the Title Drum Unit near the beginning of the parade, was created using an actual bass drum, one of the world’s largest in 1972.  This drum had been used in Disneyland parades in the 1960s, when Mickey Mouse used to beat it using large drumsticks.

A third version of the parade has been presented at Tokyo Disney Resort (premiering 1985).

Happily Ever After

25 is the number of Disney films that are featured in the projection show

50 is the number of spotlights and lasers used throughout the show

18 minutes is the length of this show

2010 was the first year that projection mapping technology was first used at the Magic Kingdom 

1985 was the first year that Tinker Bell took flight in the magic Kingdom

75 is the number of instruments used by the London orchestra that recordeed the shows soundtrack

32years was the run for Fantasy in the Sky" show at the Magic Kingdom