Each evening during the warmer months, as visitors to Disney’s California Adventure
gaze into souvenir shop windows and nibble on various treats, they find themselves
transported to a place of magical escape. The theme park suddenly goes dark.
Glowing necklaces, light toys, and other illuminating treasures whirl around in the
nighttime air. The smell of Orville Rettonbucker popcorn drifts into the noses of
Disney guests. Synthesized music complements the royal pronouncement. "Ladies
and gentlemen, boys and girls,” the synthesized chorus announces, “California
Adventure proudly presents our spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and
imagination in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-syntho-magnetic musical
sounds.” The music soars as the speakers announce, “The Electrical Parade!" As
theme music fills the popcorn-buttered air, parade floats, illuminated by countless,
tiny bulbs, leave a sparkling trail along the parade route. Dedicating themselves to
their courses this semester, Chaffey College students who have successfully
completed their midterms should celebrate with a weekend vacation to California
Adventure because of the engaging parades, thrilling rides, and challenging games.