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The Main Street Electrical Parade is a regularly scheduled parade, created by Bob Jani and project director Ron Miziker, famous for its long run at Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort most summers between 1972–1974, 1977–1982, and 1985-1996. It features floats and live performers covered in thousands of electronically controlled lights and a synchronized soundtrack triggered by radio control along key areas of the parade route. The parade has also spun off many other versions that ran or continue to run at Disney parks around the world. Currently, the original parade runs at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World as Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade and an updated version runs at Tokyo Disneyland as Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights. The parade is notable for its use of the vocoder voice effect, saying these lines just before the parade begins: "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Disneyland proudly presents our spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sounds. The Main Street Electrical Parade!" Near the end, it repeats, "Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Parade!"

It was announced on February 10, 2010 that the Main Street Electrical Parade would return to the Magic Kingdom for a limited time as part of their "Summer Nightastic!" entertainment package. Disney's Electrical Parade at Disney California Adventure ended its run on April 18, 2010, to be moved to Florida. While it was originally planned that it would return to Disney California Adventure in the winter, Disney announced on July 29, 2010 that it would be extended to an "open ended" run at the Magic Kingdom.