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6/25/13 - The Day Spectro Died... Sorry guys..

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdw71fan, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. wdw71fan

    wdw71fan Well-Known Member

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    I have the unfortunate duty of reporting the official death of Spectromagic.. There are 6 'trailer style' dumpsters filled with the crushed remains of the Spectromagic Parade units.. I believe at this point the only surviving unit is Chernobog... Which may only be temporary as they are removing equipment from the unit..

    I personally witnessed a forklift being used to crush the pile of rubble down into the dumpsters.. Twisted metal and all... I couldn't believe my eyes.. It was all backstage, so no pictures... I couldn't take pictures anyway... it's like taking photos at a funeral.. this is one of those times where I wish you could 'dislike' my post.



    Music surrounds us
    Magic around us
    Twirling around us
    Carousel of light and laughter!

    RIP Spectromagic.... I'll miss you, and the sounds of my 3 year old singing along years ago.
     
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    Animaniac93-98 Well-Known Member

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    And this whole thing could have been prevented with simple, proper care of the units. That's the saddest part.
     
  3. AJH219

    AJH219 Well-Known Member

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    Farwell SpectroMagic. You shall not be forgotten :(
     
  4. cowanfamily

    cowanfamily Well-Known Member

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    ImagineerDude Well-Known Member

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    Oh my god I just started crying a little (your musical quote is what got me). So this is the first official time in my life I'm actually mad at Disney :mad: Time to relive the memories by listening to the music, watching the videos, and dreaming about it coming back to replace the horrendous Electrical Parade....
     
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    RSoxNo1 Well-Known Member

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    This is a shame, but unfortunately we knew this was coming.
     
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  7. wdw71fan

    wdw71fan Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I can only hope they build similar, and possibly reuse the music... Losing that music is the worst part for me..
     
  8. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    At a normal company, the string of decisions that led to this waste of millions of dollars would have resulted in multiple firings. Knowing Disney, the people responsible have probably received promotions.
     
  9. steve2wdw

    steve2wdw WDW Fan Since 1973

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    Unacceptable.......
     
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  10. NoChesterHester

    NoChesterHester Well-Known Member

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    I hate parades, but I always loved Spectro. Perhaps it is my own nostalgia. I will miss that music so much as I dream of walking through the Magic Kingdom at night.
     
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    3feethigher New Member

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    I also know this to be true :/ however most of the cavalcade is still together, its been gutted of any usable parts. I assume it to be demolished soon. It's still in the storage shed where DEP/CDCT is kept.
     
  13. wdwgreek

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    GAH! I don’t even know what to say; now we are stuck with the electronic toy piano parade….

    RIP SPECTRO <3
     
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    I can not believe this!! and what makes it even worse is Disney does not have the decency to comment on Spectro being gone forever to all the many fans that loved the parade!

    For them to just destroy floats of such a popular parade that has been around and loved by soo many fans for many many years? I can only hope there is a very good reason behind this and that there is something major in the works to replace Spectro!
     
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    I agree...I LOVE the theme...joyful, magical, truly Disney...oh, how could this happen? Why discard Spectromagic?
     
  16. mnelson3

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    CADCT will be in the dumpster soon.. At least we can say that will be "Celebrating A Dream Come True" and "Something To Celebrate" hahahaha
     
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    It's time for a brand new nighttime parade. Heck the entire MK nighttime offerings need to be revamped new fireworks, parade, just keep on changing up the CTM shows and there all good
     
  18. Kid A

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    I love wishes, but i do think tweaking it and making it more like remember dreams come true would be better.
     
  19. NoChesterHester

    NoChesterHester Well-Known Member

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    There is so much on the entertainment side that needs a total reboot.

    Fantasmic - 20 year old joke

    Wishes - just ok now that we have seen the alternative offerings

    Illuminations - needs some fountains that don't suck

    Animal Kingdom... oh wait it closes at 5pm
     
  20. DDuckFan130

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    I just downloaded the soundtrack on iTunes. The music alone gave me goosebumps :'(

    I do agree that they need to revamp the nighttime offerings in general, except for the new version of Magic Memories You (sorry the name escapes me lol). I do like that a lot. But Wishes needs to go already! It's like 200 years old lol
     
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