Miss seeing an Evening Parade? Miss the original Night-time parade? Well Guess what?? READ and find out about the Main Street Electrical Parade.
Hey Guys, if you have been following all the Disney chatter, you would know that the Main Street Electrical Parade is returning. But for how long? And why? How come Disney made such a BIG deal about retiring the fan favorite…just to bring it back again?
2 Years ago, almost to the day, Disneyland brought back the FAMOUS parade for a LAST, FINAL show to then retire the parade forever. I was there. I just happened to have plans with my family for that final show. They announced it would retire and fans came out to see the parade, one last time…for weeks. It was the parade I first saw, the one I grew up with. Its been part of the Disney magic since the 70’s. Its been to Disneyland, Disney World and beyond…but its the USA parks that hold it near and dear to their hearts.
Late August 2017 was its FINAL run…or was it? Just yesterday they announced that the Main Street Electrical Parade would return to its original home for a 2 month span. That’s right, its coming back to Disneyland, this Aug-Sept!!! But its got me wondering and it has people asking…why not at Disney World?
AS excited as we all are, as I am…as once again I will be there, it has me wondering why? Why bring back this amazing parade for just 2 months? Why make such a HUGE good-bye if they are just going to bring it back? Makes me wonder, what else can they bring back? PLEASE oh please bring back the Backlot Tour at WDW. And please…where is the Redhead? I want her back too. And Paint the Night, that was a great parade too? But with all of this…why? Is it because of Galazy’s Edge? Too many people or perhaps not as many guests as thought?
This also makes me wonder, where will the parade go after the 2 months? Will it once again become permanent somewhere? Perhaps a post Holiday Parade for 2020 or what if…it moves back to Walt Disney World? I mean, WDW hasn’t had an evening parade in forever, its needed. Why not bring back Main Street? And with Galaxy’s Edge expected to hog all the guests at Hollywood Studios, why not give Magic Kingdom a draw?
But don’t get me wrong, I love the Main Street Electrical Parade more than any parade ever and I am uber excited to see it again, for one last time? But what if? What if it doesn’t retire, I mean perhaps the Main Street Electrical Parade needs a “come-back tour”? Musicians and Actors can do it, why not a parade? Stay tuned as I will post about it when I see it in a few weeks, but hoping it won’t be the last.
Mahalo for reading and following along – Nina