Dad's Rant: I'm fed up! It's time for a nighttime parade to come back to the Magic Kingdom!
That's it. I've had it. Six months is long enough. It's time for Disney to get their act together and put a nighttime parade back in the Magic Kingdom!
Boy do I miss this - Photo by Andy Sanchez
Can you believe it. It's already been SIX MONTHS since the last Main Street Electrical Parade. Six months and still no announcement or even RUMOR about a replacement.
That's just not acceptable.
I think it's time for Dad to fire off one of my patented letters to Bob Iger. That always works. Lol.
Yes it's me again. It's been a year since my last note and I thought it was probably time to "chat" again. I noticed that you did listen to me last year with that dreadful after hours thing at the Magic Kingdom, but you couldn't resist bringing it back this year. How'd that work out?
See, you should listen to me.
Speaking of listening to me, did you know it's been over 6 months since the Main Street Electrical Parade had it's last show at Walt Disney World? SIX MONTHS!!!
That's crazy. Do you remember why the Main Street Electrical Parade got its start? It was because the nighttime fireworks weren't enough to keep people in the Magic Kingdom at night. More nighttime entertainment was needed.
That was way back in 1972. There's been a nighttime parade at Walt Disney World almost constantly since 1972. Now there is none and not even any rumors of one coming. That's not right.
That makes me wonder how long it will be until people stop going to the Magic Kingdom after dark again. Have the restaurants started seeing a decline yet? They will.
And, no, replacing Wishes with something new is not a long term solution.
Oh, something just occurred to me. You are doing this on purpose. You are trying to send nighttime visitors over to Animal Kingdom. Is that it? I know you are all in on this Animal Kingdom after dark thing, but at the expense of the Magic Kingdom after dark? That's crazy!
Come on Bob. It's time to let us in on your plans for the evenings at the Magic Kingdom. Way past time. At least leak something. (I'll be happy to be the leaker if you're looking for help.) We'd love to see Paint the Night come east. That would be really cool.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and please let us in on the grand plan. We've been patient long enough. Fess up. There needs to be a nighttime parade at Walt Disney World. Soon!
Carl (Dad) Trent
Do you think that will help?