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Main Street Electrical Parade and Paint the Night Closing, WDW inevitable?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by JustInTime, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. JustInTime

    JustInTime Well-Known Member

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    With Disney just announcing that Paint the Night is closing later this year, I keep getting word that the parade is moving to Disney World. Can anybody confirm this? I would find it hard to believe a year old parade wouldn't be relocated.

    I didn't see another thread but if this is a duplicate, please close.
     
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  2. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Well MSEP is certainly on its last legs.
     
  3. Biff215

    Biff215 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that was quick. I've heard mixed reviews, but I'd be open to something new. Of course I'd prefer something brand new, but that seems highly unlikely anytime soon.
     
  4. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    @GiveMeTheMusic has repeatedly, and rather emphatically, said that Paint the Night is not being sent to Walt Disney World.
     
  5. Soarin' Over Pgh

    Soarin' Over Pgh Well-Known Member

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    For the love of petes dragon, put that thing out of its misery.

    Hasn't it suffered long enough?

    At this point I'll gladly accept disneylands leftovers.
     
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  6. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    Correct. As of now, PTN is not moving to WDW. Wishful thinking.
     
  7. MansionButler84

    MansionButler84 Premium Member

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    So it will sit in storage like the Ark of the Covenant?

    FWIW, I have heard we aren't getting PtN, but that was before DL announced it is closing. MSEP desperately needs replacement and this would be an easy way to bring excitement to MK for cheap. Maybe they'll change their minds. Their minds have changed on a lot over the last 12 months.

    DL's nighttime entertainment will be quite weak in 5 weeks.
     
  8. jproff09

    jproff09 Well-Known Member

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    I have a hard time believing they are going to pack and wrap a multi million dollar parade after one year.
     
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  9. MansionButler84

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    Well it's definitely closing out West. So it moves or they call 1-800 GOT-JUNK.
     
  10. GiveMeTheMusic

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    Communication today wasn't clear, with them sidestepping to "decisions haven't been made about future plans" yet instead of continuing the closing forever talk. PTN is planned to run at Christmas and summer in DL. From what I understand it needs some serious refurbing of floats and costumes after running daily for 15 months, and the 10 week or so break will give them time to do some work on it.
     
  11. MansionButler84

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    I read that as "more draconian budget cuts."
     
  12. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    You say potato, I say bad decision making. ;) It's obviously an easy cut to make, but nighttime at DL is going to be real quiet this fall.
     
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  13. jproff09

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    Even then I don't feel like that's something they would do after only a year...heck even Soundsational which isn't every day isn't "seasonal."
     
  14. Franklin47disneyguy

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    Not happening PTN will become seasonal at DL
     
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  15. MansionButler84

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    It sounds like "fun" will become seasonal. Dark and difficult times lie ahead [out West]. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
     
  16. Franklin47disneyguy

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    That's what I fear
     
  17. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    Soundsational is performed daily year round (outside of Christmas that is), except for a brief #ThanksShanghai period in the spring/early summer. As far as I know it will remain daily after Labor Day.
     
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  18. Franklin47disneyguy

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    #ThanxBob&Bob
     
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  20. Superpocky

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    I welcome PTN with huge open arms :geek:

    It's about time!
     
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