Major League Baseball announced today that on July 13, the Disneyland Resort will welcome the MLB All-Star Red Carpet procession into the Disneyland Park.
An approximately 6,000-square-yard red carpet stretching three-quarters of a mile from the corner of South Harbor Boulevard at Convention Way to Disney Way, where the public portion concludes, will feature professional baseball players from the 81st annual MLB All-Star Game, their families and members of the coaching staffs. The parade then will continue through Disneyland to Main Street U.S.A. for guests in the park.
The event is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT and is expected to feature all of the MLB All-Stars and the All-Star managers, all riding in Chevrolet Silverados. It has become the traditional way that players get to the ballpark for the Midsummer Classic, ever since the first such parade outside Comerica Park in Detroit in 2005. MLB Network will telecast the event nationally at 4 p.m. ET and air an abbreviated version at 7:30 p.m. ET.
“The All-Star Game Red Carpet Show presented by Chevy gives fans the opportunity to see their favorite MLB stars in a unique way and brings fans closer to the game,” said Tim Brosnan, executive vice president, business, for MLB. “In addition to the people of Anaheim, we are thrilled to bring the event into the Disneyland Resort to share this celebration of Major League Baseball with their guests from across America and around the world.”
“Disneyland Resort is thrilled to participate in the MLB All-Star Game festivities, and help shine the spotlight on the entire Anaheim Resort Area,” said George Kalogridis, president of Disneyland Resort. “With the Midsummer Classic here in our own backyard, I can’t imagine a more perfect All-Star Game parade route than one that concludes on Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland park and allows our guests to join in the celebration.”
The 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and Le Reseau de Sport, and around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Game coverage.