Main Street Electrical Parade Halftime Show, 1978

While looking for that last Videopolis featuring Fantasmic from a Marching Band, I was reminded of all those Orange Bowl halftime shows that Disney used to put on back in the day. Searching for some of those I stumbled upon this bit of Disney weirdness.

The year is 1978 and Disney is trying to promote its newly upgraded Main Street Electrical Parade, so what do they do? They attempt to run the parade through the middle of the Orange Bowl as a halftime show. The results are… well let’s just say, at least they tried.

What’s really sad is that it’s decades later and Disney is still pushing the same parade with almost the same technology at its domestic parks. Time for an upgrade, I think. That said, I do miss Disney putting on shows like this outside their comfort zone. How about you?

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