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Main Street Electrical Parade Replacement

by Trish
(North Carolina)

Are there any rumors about replacing the Electrical Parade by December? We are going to be there December 11 through 17 and will really miss this parade.

Hi. Dad here again with another video Ask Dad.

Today’s question comes from Trish in North Carolina. Trish asks, “Are there any rumors about replacing the Main Street Electrical Parade by December? We are going to be there December 11th through 17th and will really miss the parade.”

Well Trish, unfortunately the answer to that’s probably no. We’re all going to miss the Main Street Electrical Parade. It’s just one of my favorite shows. I really enjoyed that parade. Pete’s dragon, oh, just seeing Pete up there on the dragon. That whole show just blows my mind, the beauty of it. It’s going to be sad to see it go, but it’s going to be cool to go to Disneyland and be able to see it out in Disneyland. I hope to do that next year as a matter of fact.

Dad’s Main Street Electrical Parade page

Will there be a show to replace it by December? We all kind of thought that Paint the Night would be coming from Disneyland, just a straight swap, but then Disney announced that Paint the Night at Disneyland was going to be shown during the holiday season at selective nights. In December, Paint the Night will not be there. There are rumors that Paint the Night is coming in 2017, which I expect that to happen. I expect Paint the Night to be there in 2017. It will not be there December 11 through 17th.

Kind of the only hope you have for that time frame is that Disney will use the Once Upon a Christmas Time parade and show it every night instead of just at Mickey’s Merry Merry Christmas party. I don’t think that’s going to happen. I think Disney will just go without a night time parade for this Christmas season, which is really, really sad. That’s one of those things that, it’s just a mind blowing decision. I just don’t have any answer for why Disney is doing that. It just does not make sense.

Dad’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party page

Trish, those dates are really interesting. December 11th through 17th, that’s the same time I’m going to be there and I’m throwing a big party that week. On December 12th and 13th, WDW magazine is throwing a big Christmas party. I’m part of that, I own WDW magazine, so I’m throwing a big party and I’d really like you to come. December 12th will be at the Magic Kingdom, December 13th will be at EPCOT. There’s a bunch of information, urls coming up down here below. You just go to that, find out the information sign up, come join us at the party. We’d really love to see you there.

Dad Invites YOU to a Christmas Party page

Trish, thank you for your question.

Dad’s Bottom Line

Dad’s bottom line is, I’m not sure that you’ll have a nighttime parade while you’re there. You can always go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and enjoy the Once Upon A Christmas Time parade, it’s a great parade. It’s one of the best parades Disney does. Love the Once Upon A Christmas Time parade, but as for a nightly parade every night, I’m sorry, that’s probably just not going to happen. Again, thanks for the question.

I hope to see you at Disney World in December. Bye bye.


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