Main Street Electrical Parade ending at Magic Kingdom, headed to Disneyland

by Banks Lee

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Thousands of sparkling lights are set to dim as the Main Street Electrical Parade will have its final performance at the Magic Kingdom on Oct. 9, 2016. It will then head to Disneyland for a limited time.

The parade, which has been performing off and on at the park since 1977, started this latest run in 2010 as part of Summer Nightastic. It will now be returning to where it began in 1972 for a limited engagement at Disneyland starting early next year. Their current nighttime parade, Paint the Night, is scheduled to end after Sept. 5, 2016. At this time, there are no plans for Paint the Night to come to Walt Disney World.

For those wanted to see the Main Street Electrical Parade one last time, be aware that the parade does not perform on nights that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party takes place. For up-to-date parade times and dates, go to WaltDisneyWorld.com.

Behind the scenes - Main Street Electrical Parade and Disney's Summer Nightastic

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James August 10, 2016 - 9:09 pm

This is terrible , because its as much a part of the magic as the castle itself. I do hope they return it at some point.

Ken August 10, 2016 - 11:16 pm

Bring back Spectromagic!!!!

Clayton August 11, 2016 - 3:52 am

Paint the Night parade coming maybe???

Marianela August 11, 2016 - 9:19 am

Which parade will replace It? There is something new in the horizon for Magic Kingdom?

Norkys Carlos August 11, 2016 - 12:15 pm

Esto es un clásico , muy esperado por niños y adultos , es mágico! Deberían considerar no quitarlo , no importa las veces que vayas a Disney quieres ver Spectro Magic☺

Rod August 11, 2016 - 5:33 pm

As long as they don’t get rid of wishes as well…that would be the worst!

Marcelo August 13, 2016 - 11:04 am

Thank God! If Paint the Night comes to Orlando this year, I’ll sure visit WDW this year!


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