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2010 Main Street Electrical Parade Deja Vu?

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by Pam Hates Penguins, Apr 7, 2017.

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Do you want the Main Street Electrical Parade to be kept permanently at Disneyland Park?

  1. Yes

    8 vote(s)
    18.6%
  2. No

    35 vote(s)
    81.4%
  1. SuddenStorm

    SuddenStorm Well-Known Member

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    While I find it unlikely, if Paint goes to DCA I'll be extremely disappointed. It's one of the better parades Disney's done and it fits DL Park well.
     
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  2. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    I think it would be nice to have it at DCA during the summer, then switch back to DL. Maybe DCA can get a cool new parade. Star Wars/marvel would be different and kind of exciting.
     
  3. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    To me it would seem a bit redundant to have both parades running at the same time since they have similar themes and PTN was intended to be the successor to the MSEP.
     
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  4. drizgirl

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    Yeah, I don't think there's any chance of that happening. For the reason you state but also because I don't see them paying for running 2 parades.
     
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  5. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    I'm going on record and saying it will happen. This might be their way of taking attention away from the fact that the river/railroad aren't going to be ready for the summer like they originally promised.
     
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  6. phruby

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    Weren't the wires removed for some parade in the past?
     
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  7. Figments Friend

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    'Paint' at DCA makes sense to me.
    With the Pixar references, and hip 'rave party' vibe, it always seemed like a good 'fit'.
    The only thing that has been holding it back are those low hanging wires.

    I'd be fine seeing it move.
    No more Mack trucks cruising down Main Street USA...!
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  8. drizgirl

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    Well, aren't they ditching that whole "old Hollywood" theme anyway? Why wouldn't they lose the wires?
     
  9. Figments Friend

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    Are they?
    I suppose when the Marvel area gets built and takes over the 'Hollywoodland' area I could see them getting pulled.

    I always associated the trolley wires with Buena Vista Street which is the only area that feels like 'old Hollywood' to me...even through its supposed to be old Los Angeles.

    The Red Car and the wires are a nice visual element on BVS.
    If they are removed from that area it will take away a little of the 'vintage' feel but may well improve the upper sight lines.



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  10. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    The wires have only been there since 2012, and they haven't been removed at all since then.
     
  11. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was some Christmas thing but I guess not. Maybe I'm thinking about Route 66 in Carsland where they take down the telephone poll wires.
     
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    Thats why I still think it was VERY short sighted to do the trolley lines at the height they are with no way to "lift" or retract them at parade time. They are only decorative anyway, so not sure why they limited themselves that much - especially since they have the superior "performance corridor" (at least by original design)
     
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  13. Curious Constance

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    I think the trolley wires may have been an example of taking theming too far. Trolley wires may be necessary in some environments in the real world, but they are never nice to look at. I would have prefer they skip them all together.
     
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  14. Curious Constance

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    Does anyone know where the viewing location is when you reserve a Blue Bayou/MTEP dining package?
    Also, anyone know about how early you need to arrive at the location?
     
  15. PacNWTigger

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    I'm guessing that it is in across from the train station where the flag pole is located. That whole area said it was reserved when we showed up for the parade. I honestly don't think you need reserved seating for MSEP. We got there about 5 minutes before the parade started, and we had great spots in front of the train station standing behind a bench so there weren't people standing in front of us.
     
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  16. drizgirl

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    That's correct. The area is on the back side of Town Square facing the train station.

    There is no "seating" although you can sit along the curb if there's space.
     
  17. Curious Constance

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    Thank you both! I figured since we're eating at the Blue Bayou anyway, we might as well do the combined dinner/MSEP fastpass. I'm really hoping we can show up fairly close to the parade starts. I hate waiting around for parades.
     

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