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Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Plans

Coaster Lover

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Do any of our insiders believe that if MK doesn’t get a nighttime parade they will instead get a new daytime parade?
I dunno... I feel like if they were planning on getting a new day time parade, they wouldn't have replaced the Maleficent float and would have used the incident just as impetus to bump up the new parade... but just a guess... personally, I think Festival of Fantasy is still pretty fresh and in no need of replacement anytime soon...
 

HoldenC

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It is ticking.... and truly I do not think those in charge are feeling the need to do any of it. They have so much that they are adding now to the parks, plussing what they already have I think fell into the bucket of: nice to have, but not needed. :( sigh. Its not that its a wrong decision, but it is a corporate one. I hope I am wrong. I think night parade fell into the same bucket. Figures crossed my assumptions are wrong.
I agree. If we dont get anything official announcements in July we can truly say the WDW 50th will be cupcakes and merch only
 

TrainChasers

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personally, I think Festival of Fantasy is still pretty fresh and in no need of replacement anytime soon...
It’s already 5 years old... should a parade last a decade? 2 decades?

What I would expect from the most visited theme park in the world is a brand new day parade, a brand new night parade, and a brand new fireworks show. Kinda like what DL did (minus the night parade... they didn’t do that).
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
It’s already 5 years old... should a parade last a decade? 2 decades?

What I would expect from the most visited theme park in the world is a brand new day parade, a brand new night parade, and a brand new fireworks show. Kinda like what DL did (minus the night parade... they didn’t do that).
Except... Fantasy is a *good* parade. It gets everything right. I wouldn't mind a new float rotated in every other year. And insiders have mentioned that for the 50th, Fantasy may be tweaked instead of completely new, because it is so well received. And the same rumor for HEA, a tweak for 50 rather than a brand new one, since, again, it's so well received.

At least the light parade will be brand new.
 

aladdin2007

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Except... Fantasy is a *good* parade. It gets everything right. I wouldn't mind a new float rotated in every other year. And insiders have mentioned that for the 50th, Fantasy may be tweaked instead of completely new, because it is so well received. And the same rumor for HEA, a tweak for 50 rather than a brand new one, since, again, it's so well received.

At least the light parade will be brand new.
I think they have done a lot better in past parades, this one is kinda meh, after seeing it once no desire to see it again, its disjointed to me at best. Love the dragon float of course, but just my opinion take on it, I know other folks love it all.... The 50th deserves new and 50th themed. But sadly this is not the grand 25th anniversary Disney anymore, its corporate chapek disney.
 
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Bocabear

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Tron? GoTG? Ratatouille?
yeah, but all of these additions were absolutely necessary in parks that have not seen any growth to meet their crowds...EPCOT desperately needed a few new attractions...DHS was a joke with only 4 rides... These are not necessarily fabulous changes for the 50th Celebration, but necessary growth... I don't feel confident that there will be nearly the attention spent on the parks that Disneyland got for their 50th....and for the most visited, largest Disney park in the world, it should be a significant amount of things...New 50th Parades, Shows, Attractions plussed and enhanced... But then again this is Chapek's Disney, and routine growth and maintenance will be hyped as new celebration enhancements....
 

Disone

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I think they have done a lot better in past parades, this one is kinda meh, after seeing it once no desire to see it again, its disjointed to me at best. Love the dragon float of course, but just my opinion take on it, I know other folks love it all.... The 50th deserves new and 50th themed. But sadly this is not the grand 25th anniversary Disney anymore, its corporate chapek disney.
I very much like the 25th anniversary parade, but I found the finale float to be very cheap. Festival of fantasy predates chapek. So you might be reading into that a little bit. It is not a chapek parade. In my opinion it is better than the 25th anniversary parade. But regardless there was a lot of parade between the 25th anniversary and the current Festival of fantasy that was really substandard.

I do think Festival of fantasy has more life left in it, a lot more. But I would hate to see it get to the point but the last parade did. Where the final performance comes and I really couldn't even be bothered to consider going.
 

Squishy

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yeah, but all of these additions were absolutely necessary in parks that have not seen any growth to meet their crowds...EPCOT desperately needed a few new attractions...DHS was a joke with only 4 rides... These are not necessarily fabulous changes for the 50th Celebration, but necessary growth... I don't feel confident that there will be nearly the attention spent on the parks that Disneyland got for their 50th....and for the most visited, largest Disney park in the world, it should be a significant amount of things...New 50th Parades, Shows, Attractions plussed and enhanced... But then again this is Chapek's Disney, and routine growth and maintenance will be hyped as new celebration enhancements....
Still a 50th addition.
 

mnelson3

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Once Upon a Time being replaced with a night parade and Move It Shake It getting a 50th skin?
Once Upon A Time leaving for a parade, IF we get one, is a no brainer I suppose. Better bet, unfortunately, is we don’t get a parade, HEA stays intact, and OUAT gets replaced with a small 50th show celebrating the park, think of a short version of Remember Dreams Come True or Celebrate Tokyo Disneyland.
 

General Mayhem

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I dunno... I feel like if they were planning on getting a new day time parade, they wouldn't have replaced the Maleficent float and would have used the incident just as impetus to bump up the new parade... but just a guess... personally, I think Festival of Fantasy is still pretty fresh and in no need of replacement anytime soon...
Dude... the parade is 5 years old. The opening and closing floats are 11 years old, FoF needs to be replaced before it becomes another zombie parade.
 
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