It has been confirmed by Disney that the long-running Magic Kingdom nighttime parade, SpectroMagic, has been retired and won’t be returning.
SpectroMagic first debuted on Oct. 1, 1991, incorporating elaborate, brightly lit floats, a musical score, narration by Jiminy Cricket and many sound effects. The parade stopped performances on May 21, 1999 when the Main Street Electrical Parade made its return to the Magic Kingdom. After two years, SpectroMagic returned on April 2, 2001. It’s final performance was on June 5, 2010, replaced once again by the returning Main Street Electrical Parade, which is currently running.
Rumor has it that floats for Spectromagic have been destroyed but some parts from the parade may be kept for possible use in the future.
Here’s our video of the full parade as performed during its final year in 2010: