Disney Parks have the ability to provide some extra special magic after the sun goes down, and a prime example of that nighttime magic, for years, has been the Main Street Electrical Parade. But, there are times when even the strongest magic can’t prevent the occasional malfunction, and one of those times occurred this past weekend.
A video was uploaded to TikTok by @boredbaker_xo on Sunday, June 5, showing the blue caterpillar float coming to a dead stop at the top of Main Street, U.S.A., at the Disneyland Resort in California, and needed to be towed the rest of the way.
Disneyland float gets towed mid parade! Lol We have no clue why it broke down, it just stopped at the top of Main Street. 😅 #disneyland #mainstreet #mainstreetelectricalparade #paradefloat #fail #oops #waltdisneyworld #distok #towed #dca #california #lastnight #disneyworld #disneylife
It is unclear what exactly was wrong with the Alice in Wonderland character’s float, but the video seems to prove that the audio was still functioning properly as his lines continued to loop with the parade’s infamous score playing continuously in the background. It is also unclear how long the parade was stalled.
The Main Street Electrical Parade returned to Disneyland Park earlier this year, along with Disneyland’s other nighttime spectaculars, Disneyland Forever Fireworks, Fantasmic!, and World of Color. But, this time, it has a different ending that features new characters from movies like Encanto, Coco, and The Princess and the Frog.
Disneyland describes the iconic parade as the following:
Lighting Up the Night
Led by the iconic train and drum unit featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy—the Main Street Electrical Parade fills the street with iconic music, sparkling displays and fantastic floats depicting scenes from movies like Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, along with charming and whimsical Elliot the Dragon from Disney’s classic Pete’s Dragon.
New to the parade for its 50th anniversary is a magnificent grand finale float that celebrates the theme of togetherness, reflected in a design that brings together characters and moments from more than a dozen beloved Disney and Pixar stories. These stylized scenes—interpreted in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sound—bring to light classic and contemporary favorites such as Encanto, The Jungle Book, Raya and the Last Dragon, The Princess and the Frog, Coco, Mulan and more. Inspired by both the design of classic Main Street Electrical Parade floats and Disney Legend Mary Blair’s art style on “it’s a small world,” the new grand finale float is one of the longest and grandest in the parade’s 50-year history!
Over the past 50 years, generations of Guests have gathered to bask in the magical glow of this pageant. Be sure to catch it! The Main Street Electrical Parade will be available for a limited time at Disneyland Park.
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