Disneyland Announces Return Dates for Nighttime Shows

February 22, 2022, 8:16 AM · The Disneyland Resort this morning announced the reopening dates for its nighttime spectaculars.

Disney had announced earlier that its Disneyland Forever fireworks, Main Street Electrical Parade, Fantasmic, and World of Color shows would return to the resort this year, following their pandemic closures. But we did not have specific dates until now. Here they are:

On April 22, World of Color returns to Disney California Adventure, while the Disneyland Forever fireworks and Main Street Electrical Parade return to the original park.

Then on May 28, Fantasmic will return to the Rivers of America at Disenyland.

When the shows return, Disneyland Forever will run weekends only, with the Mickey's Mix Magic projection show running Mondays through Thursdays. Disneyland Forever will run nightly starting in the summer.

And the Main Street Electrical Parade will have a new finale. "Inspired by both the original design of classic Main Street Electrical Parade floats and Disney Legend Mary Blair's iconic art style on 'it’s a small world,' the new grand finale brings to life more than a dozen Disney Animation and Pixar stories," the Disneyland Resort announced today.

New Main Street Electrical Parade float
Image courtesy Disneyland

The new 118-foot unit, which presumably replaces the old "To Honor America" finale, will feature the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio, Hercules, and characters from Brave, Coco, The Princess and the Frog, Moana, Pocahontas, Frozen, Raya and the Last Dragon, The Jungle Book, Aladdin, and Encanto.

Both the Main Street Electrical Parade and Disneyland Forever will be running "for a limited time," while Fantasmic and World of Color will be resuming their regular schedules upon their return.

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Replies (6)

February 22, 2022 at 11:45 AM

Do we think we’ll see Paint the Night again in the very near future? Or is it moving to WDW?

February 22, 2022 at 5:49 PM

Paint the Night sleeps with the fishes, it appears. I would love to see Magic Happens get another chance, though.

I also would like to know who will accept my pretend-nickel bet that the elimination of the Bicentennial float at the end of the parade becomes a Fox News outrage issue sometime in the next week. ("Disney dishonors America!")

February 22, 2022 at 6:43 PM

Missing Fantasmic by a week is a bitter pill to swallow, but at least I'll have the other shows to look forward to.

February 22, 2022 at 7:58 PM

Oh, Robert, you sure you wanna walk down that path with us?

February 22, 2022 at 8:48 PM

If the Bicentennial happened a few years later, that ending never would have existed. Because we all know what Disney really honors is money, I mean, themselves. Because Disney sells.

February 22, 2022 at 10:56 PM

Coincidentally, I picked April 22nd as one of my visit dates on my SoCal ticket, so looks like I'll be braving vlogger hell to see one of the first performances of the new Main Street Electrical Parade. Sad that Fantasmic returns just after the window for those tickets, but at least that's unlikely to go anywhere anytime soon.

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