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The Main Street Electrical Parade Comes Home

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by wdwbaw, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. wdwbaw

    wdwbaw EPCOT Center Purist

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    Skipping through this past week's Magic Eye photo update, at the very end I saw a photo that caught my eye. Apparently, the MSEP floats have arrived at Disneyland, and they are being stored backstage in a white tent. In this photo, you can see the clock tower float, a bit of Elliot, as well as some of the "To Honor America" float.
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  2. brb1006

    brb1006 Well-Known Member

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    Hope the pixie dust on the floats will be back in sync unlike it did at Walt Disney World.
     
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  3. RandomPrincess

    RandomPrincess Keep Moving Forward Premium Member

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    I would imagine they need a lot of TLC before they are ready to hit the parade route.
     
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  4. brb1006

    brb1006 Well-Known Member

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    Knowing Disneyland and how important MSEP is to them it sure will gain more TLC for next year.
     
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    At times like this I'm glad I didn't renew my AP.:grumpy:
     
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  6. FigmentForver96

    FigmentForver96 Well-Known Member

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    Yay..(sarcasam)
     
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  7. Pam Hates Penguins

    Pam Hates Penguins Well-Known Member

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    Be happy. This parade is ending where it started. One final goodbye.
     
  8. brb1006

    brb1006 Well-Known Member

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    I really hope they will finally bring back the Dumbo section. The new music created for that section is the only one that didn't make it to the final version.
     
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  9. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    I'll buy a new AP the day PTN returns in June.
     
  10. wdwbaw

    wdwbaw EPCOT Center Purist Original Poster

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    Could you please clarify the long term parade schedule going forward? It has become a bit confusing to me as to how long PTN lasts, then MSEP, and PTN again.
     
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  11. FigmentForver96

    FigmentForver96 Well-Known Member

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    It should have ended a long time ago
     
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  12. wdwbaw

    wdwbaw EPCOT Center Purist Original Poster

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    Yes I agree. While it is one of my favorite parades of all time, and I am happy to see it sent off in Disneyland, it should have been retired before the Diamond Celebration, and WDW and DL should have both received new night parades in honor of the anniversary.
     
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  13. Pam Hates Penguins

    Pam Hates Penguins Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes. But this parade is the last generation of the old Disneyland shows. And I think we should be grateful that we get to see it one more time.
     
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  14. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    PTN through the holiday season. Then MSEP til June, then PTN returns for a permanent run. God willing we never see the MSEP dinosaur trading off the dim memories of its glory days ever again.
     
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    wdwbaw EPCOT Center Purist Original Poster

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    Thanks for the clarification!
     
  16. brb1006

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    At least Tokyo will soon carry the torch when MSEP ends its run for real next year.
     
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  17. Darkbeer1

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    Well, let's look from the Disney Bean Counter viewpoint.

    Do we offer PTN the first week of January? Nothing official has been announced.

    Mickey's Soundsational Parade will return daily (barring weather or a special event that blocks the parade route).

    DCA currently can't host a parade due to the Tower of Terror retheming and the need for backstage access for the work.

    So what to do in 2017? Well, we need to look at Market the return of the MSEP to mainly the locals market, and when will the park have large crowds?

    I can easily see that they wait until late March and Spring/Easter Break to bring it back (This also allows for the Test and Adjust and Rehearsal time needed after park hours, which usually only happens if the park closes on pr before 10 PM.)

    And how long to keep it running for marketing reasons..... How knows when PtN will return....
     
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    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    Soundsational is not coming back until March. MSEP will be the only parade at the resort, so they cannot wait until spring break to debut it.
     
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    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    Meanwhile what happens at The MK? Will it get a version of PTN?
     
  20. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    Nothing will happen at MK until someone decides funding a new light parade is a worthwhile expense. It could be four years or so before they get a new light parade, because they are the worst.
     
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