Disneyland Resort’s Light Magic Parade premiered on May 23, 1997. Light Magic was a parade/street show that ran from May – September 1997. It was supposed to be a replacement for the 24-year-old Main Street Electrical Parade. At the time of Light Magic’s closure, Disney officially stated that it would return in the year 2000, but that did not happen.
Light Magic’s floats moved into two performance zones, one located at the Small World Mall in Fantasyland, and the other on Main Street. Upon reaching the performance zones, the floats stopped and the pixie characters, who were the focus of the show, awakened and performed step-dancing routines for the audience, and were then joined by Disney characters. During the performance segment, a portion of each of the floats revealed a screen upon which images were projected from equipment hidden in the surrounding buildings. As part of the grand finale, the fairies used their ‘magic’ to throw pixie dust, confetti fell from the sky and the buildings lit up with a shower of twinkling lights provided by fiber optics embedded in the structures.
Did you see the parade during its five (5) month run? We would love to hear your thoughts on it. Apparently it wasn’t well liked as it was extremely short-lived.
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