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shopDisney Defends ‘Disney’s Electrical Light Parade’ Name on New MagicBand+

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Ahead of its release tomorrow, shopDisney has made a statement about the name on the “Disney’s Electrical Light Parade” MagicBand+.

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The artwork features the floats of the Main Street Electrical Parade, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, yet it features a different name. When Twitter user Spectro Radio reached out to ask about the name, shopDisney explained that it refers to the same parade.

Curiously, this name has never been formally used in any of its runs in Disney Parks around the world. When it was performed at Disney California Adventure from 2001 to 2010, it went by “Disney’s Electrical Parade,” as the park doesn’t have a Main Street, U.S.A. Meanwhile, at Tokyo Disneyland, as the park has World Bazaar in place of Main Street, the parade is called “Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights.” It’s unclear why the official name wasn’t used on the product, but the phrase “Electrical Light” has never been used in any version of the parade.

The MagicBand+ is scheduled to release on shopDisney tomorrow, August 17.

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  1. My guess is they plan to release magicband+ at Disneyland at some point and need a name that is not unique to one park. This was probably a compromise to allow for this.

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