A recent post by Blobby triggered a memory recall for me that made me think of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World.
I grew up about 30 miles from the Magic Kingdom. I remember going a few times with the extended family, and most of what I remember was the Main Street Electrical Parade. The lights. The music. I loved it.
Oddly enough, I have this song on my iPod, where every now and again it shuffles it’s way into play. And I grin from ear to ear.
Until next time...
10 thoughts on “Thousands of sparkling lights, and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sounds!”
I would love Love LOVE to go to Disneyland or Disneyworld. The last time I was in Disneyland, Michael Jackson’s Captain EO was playing. The neon t-shirt I picked up at the gift shop was one of my favorites until I literally wore it ragged.
I hate to admit it, but the two times I’ve been to Disneyland, I’ve never experienced the electric light parade.
I LOVED Captain EO. In Florida it played at EPCOT’s Imagination pavilion. As cheesy it is now, it was so ahead of its time. I watch it now and I think the Borg Queen.
Part 1: http://youtu.be/AstW05bDiQU
Part 2: http://youtu.be/l2Zt-57Cg0U
I’ve never seen the show… but the music reminds me of what was great about the eighties… just how innocent everything was.
At least how innocent we *thought* everything was. 😉
I do miss the Electrical Parade and used to have the soundtrack myself.
I grew up a few minutes from Disneyland and still have an annual pass — 16 years an counting. Thank goodness, I never finagled a job there. My house would be filled with Disneyana — moreso than it already is. When I was at the park a few weeks ago, they were showing Captain EO. They re-released it after the death of Michael Jackson as a tribute. Not sure how long it will be showing, but it was nostalgic to sit through it again.
I would love to sit through the original 3D version of Captain EO again (with all the smoke and laser effects). I’ve found it on YouTube, but it’s just not the same.
The last time I was at Disney, they hadn’t finished constructing “It’s a Small World” yet…
Holy cow. How old are you? 😉
We lived near Kissimmee, too, and went to DW all the time when I was growing up. I remember being really impressed that each float sang a different line of counterpoint to the main Electric Light Parade theme that broadcast itself out of the speakers all over Main Street. There were little bug-like floats that looked like miniature VW bugs that were clearly driven by one single person – they just sort of farted at you.
I so remember the tooting turtle!