Sunday, May 3, 2009

Disneyland - 1986 Main Street Electrical Parade - Great Video!

Greetings, Jungle lovers!

Today I provide you with a quick link to a fabulous video from 1986 regarding backstage Disneyland and the Main Street Electrical Parade!

In this clip I even saw one of my old supervisors (Mike Vaughn) helping to put up ropes on the west side of the Plaza on Main Street toward the later end of the clip! There is also a shot of some of my old Jungle Cruise compadres rolling out poles by the east side of the Plaza (near the Plaza Inn) at about the same point in the video.

You simply have to check this out. Thanks to whomever was responsible for posting it originally!

For those of us who worked the Electrical Parade back when it wound through the Park (as it was meant to do), this is a trip down memory lane worth taking. There are even some shots from backstage Main Street and the Parade building near what is now Toon Town.
---Mike

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. Brings back memories. I too worked the JC and did crowd control on Main Street on the original opening night of the parade (and many times thereafter). Just about every guest thought the parade was only on Main Street and thus it became overwhelmed with people. Afterwards, we had to direct guests through the backstage area between the Plaza and Hill's Bros. so to get things flowing. No one could move on the Street...it was that tight. What a scene. The next day guests were given a map of the parade route at the entrance turnstile so that the crowd would disperse along the parade route. It worked.

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Term Papers said...

There is also a shot of some of your old Jungle Cruise compadres rolling out poles by the east side of the Plaza at about the same point in the video,I like your video.