• Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.

Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Plans

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
Let’s not forget Corless also was the one who posted Paint The Night coming to WDW and look how that turned out. So let’s hope the same happens with this rumor of his.
And he kept saying the Speedway was going away and Tron was going to replace it. He jumps the gun.
 

jrhwdw

Well-Known Member
The solution is simple.

Universal: "Announcing a new nighttime show for Universal Studios Florida, coming in 2022!"

Disney: scrambles to counter .... "Announcing a new nighttime parade at Magic Kingdom, coming in 2021!!!"

:hilarious:
I know that Cinematic Celebration just opened last summer but, how long is UOR thinking of keeping it? If it's due for refresh or replacement, This could actually happen!
 

jrhwdw

Well-Known Member
Nothing green-Lit, but nothing off the table (as far as I know, which isn’t everything). However, the deadline to green light things in time for the 50th, especially something bigger like a parade, is nearing.
How close are we? I would think D23 2019 would be way too early for WDW 50th talk. DL's 50th was announced exactly 1 year before it started. DL's 60th Press Conference was end of Jan 2015, 60th started Memorial Weekend 2015. How long was PTN greenlit before the 60th Press Conference?

Unless MK wants to rush the Night Parade with its' own budget(Finally!) and not use the 50th budget??

Maybe Corless wanted this out there for fans to put pressure on MK?(I know, crazy thought but that's the first thing I thought of when you said the 50th Greenlit deadline was coming.)
 
Last edited:

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
I’ve heard nothing to suggest they’ve chosen NOT to offer a parade but they certainly need to pull the trigger soon. There are some who view HEA’s popularity as meaning an updated HEA would be enough. And there are legitimate concerns from park ops. 9 pm parades with 10 pm fireworks are an operational challenge but that doesn’t excuse a bad decision. Push HEA back 15 min....
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
I’ve heard nothing to suggest they’ve chosen NOT to offer a parade but they certainly need to pull the trigger soon. There are some who view HEA’s popularity as meaning an updated HEA would be enough. And there are legitimate concerns from park ops. 9 pm parades with 10 pm fireworks are an operational challenge but that doesn’t excuse a bad decision. Push HEA back 15 min....
Or they could go with a new daytime parade. And make a new nighttime parade exclusive to After Hours events.

I really do think it has become too busy for HEA and a nightly parade. Tron and the 50th and Star Wars crowds are going to make the parks more crowded than they are now.
 

mnelson3

Well-Known Member
I’ve heard nothing to suggest they’ve chosen NOT to offer a parade but they certainly need to pull the trigger soon. There are some who view HEA’s popularity as meaning an updated HEA would be enough. And there are legitimate concerns from park ops. 9 pm parades with 10 pm fireworks are an operational challenge but that doesn’t excuse a bad decision. Push HEA back 15 min....
That’s a relief to hear, yet concerning they haven’t green lit it yet. Hopefully there are enough votes within TDO to green light it rather than not.
 

Disone

Well-Known Member
Without a new parade I don’t see a big reason to come for the 50th. I wouldn’t book a special trip for some cupcakes with a 50 on it.
I suspect the new attractions will be marketed as the centerpieces of the 50th anniversary.
 

jrhwdw

Well-Known Member
I’ve heard nothing to suggest they’ve chosen NOT to offer a parade but they certainly need to pull the trigger soon. There are some who view HEA’s popularity as meaning an updated HEA would be enough. And there are legitimate concerns from park ops. 9 pm parades with 10 pm fireworks are an operational challenge but that doesn’t excuse a bad decision. Push HEA back 15 min....
Ever since WDW's Opening Guests lined up for a parade before Fireworks. Small parades until America On Parade, Then MSEP/Spectro until Oct 2016. Even with MM&Y/CTM with mins to spare and the top notch show before HEA opened: Wishes.

Granted I don't live there but I don't think Guests would mind lining up for whatever MK's been thinking about before HEA.
 

Disone

Well-Known Member
Ever since WDW's Opening Guests lined up for a parade before Fireworks. Small parades until America On Parade, Then MSEP/Spectro until Oct 2016. Even with MM&Y/CTM with mins to spare and the top notch show before HEA opened: Wishes.

Granted I don't live there but I don't think Guests would mind lining up for whatever MK's been thinking about before HEA.
I think they could do a 9pm night parade. As it clears the hub the street becomes immediately available for the 10pm fireworks just as it was for MSEP and Spectro and 2nd life of MSEP. The encore performance may need to be at 11:15 or 11:30 to give a bit more time to clear the parade route again after the HEA performance.

Park can still close at 11pm as ROL now has strongly established the operational feasibility of performing a nighttime spectacle after the park has closed. Or they could just stay open to midnight. like. they. should! :)
 
Top Bottom