The Main Street Electrical Parade is returning to Disneyland Park for its 50th anniversary this year and the finale float, “To Honor America,” has been redone to instead celebrate diverse Disney stories. Some of the new additions include “Encanto,” “Coco,” and “Aladdin.” A new advertisement for the return of nighttime spectaculars at Disneyland Resort gives us our first look at the float outside of concept art.
The video shows one of the Main Street Electrical Parade finale float segments that will be inspired by “it’s a small world.” The classic smiling face from the “it’s a small world” clock is seen twisting among colorful structures and twinkling lights. The entire finale float is reportedly influenced by the style of Mary Blair. Blair was responsible for the iconic style of “it’s a small world” and more classic Disney imagery.
Above is the concept art of the entire seven-segment float. The “it’s a small world” inspired segment is at the very end.
Main Street Electrical Parade will return (again) on April 22, 2022.
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