BREAKING: Paint the Night Parade at Disneyland Will End September 5th As Well

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The Disneyland Today twitter account confirmed that the Paint the Night Parade at Disneyland will come to an end September 5th, along with Disneyland Forever fireworks and World of Color Celebrate.

Obviously, no reasoning was given for the cancellation as of yet and it is uncertain if this is continuing budget cuts or if the Paint the Night Parade is just going seasonal or being moved to another Disney Park, possibly the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

We will keep you updated on this breaking story as more becomes available.

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Eric
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Eric

@DisneylandToday: @ejromeo69 Hi, Eric. These were shows created specifically for the Diamond Celebration, in honor of the resort’s 60th anniversary.

Gabe
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Gabe

Magic Kingdom is due. The Electrical Parade is overdue for a re-mothballing, and it’d be a nice salve for MK, which is unlikely to get another big-scale change for a very long time.

Beth
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Beth

First Magic Kingdom took Disneyland’s Electrical Parade and now it is “due” for World of Color? How about Disneyland? Why can’t it keep a night parade like Magic Kingdom?

Beth
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Beth

Not World of Color… I meant Paint the Night.

Rob
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Rob

Could upcoming construction be the reason? I know Jammin Jungle had to end because construction made the walkways too narrow to safely run the parade.

PT
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PT

This doesn’t really make sense, as big as a financial investment this. Nighttime specific parades are not cheap, in fact, they’re the most expensive in terms of parades. Usually parades, particularly nighttime parades, have to run for years to recoup the investment. And lately, when things “premiere” for anniversary celebrations, particularly parades, they tend to continue running to recoup that investment. That’s from Steven Davision (head of Parades of Spectacles at WDI-CE) himself. Something tells me this is a budget issue or something related to construction, as an investment of this level would have usually been planned to continue running… Read more »

TC
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TC

As Steven Davison and other entertainment creatives and executives have often pointed out, entertainment offerings usually have to run for a certain amount of time before they essentially ‘recoup their investment’ for the resort who bid and invested in the product…and nighttime specific parades are some of the most expensive to create and build. That’s why most of those that have been created over the decades have run for a number of years, if not more, because they were so expensive. And as is typical with Disney, entertainment products that “premiere” for anniversary celebrations are usually long-term investments that will… Read more »

Dani
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Dani

This isn’t permanent, Disney just has a really poor way of expressing that it will be back. It’s going down for a much needed refurbishment and detailing, and is scheduled to come back in time for the Holidays (and possibly weekend performances once it gets its TLC)

Chris
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Chris

Rumors on multiple sites and forums, with quality insiders, indicate it’s coming to WDW an MSEP is headed back to DL

TC
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TC

Haven’t heard any of these “quality insiders”. What boards are these? The cost to move parades is quite expensive. Disney fans talk as if it’s some easy option. It’s not. It’s a massive expensive, and the cost of doing so now when cuts are being made across the board doesn’t make any sense. The most likely scenario is DLR will have it as a seasonal offering during peak times of year only, and will cut it until next spring/summer for budget cuts, as well as refurbishment. Using the end of the 60th anniversary celebration is the perfect PR excuse for… Read more »

Brittany
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Brittany

WDW is celebrating this year as well :) 45 years. I think its a strong possibility they will bring PTN to the east coast. I would love that!

wdwfan2016
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wdwfan2016

Paint the Night isn’t coming to Walt Disney World anytime soon. It’s still scheduled to be presented during the holidays and summer 2017 at Disneyland. The parade does need a lot of refurbishment work as it has not held up great.

pixiedustbe
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pixiedustbe

They should bring it to Disneyland Paris for their 25th Anniversary in 2017

Joe P.
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Joe P.

I can see one of two things happening, It becomes a summertime parade for Disneyland like MSEP or it is going to move over to WDW for its 45th starting next spring/summer. I would rather see it stay at DL for summers and WDW get their own new night time parade.

Angela Sanford
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Angela Sanford

I don’t see anything quite that significant happening for a 45. I suspect Disney will conserve funds and spend it for the 50th in 5 years given it will take about half of that to develop something new anyway.

Jennifer Elizabeth Barker
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Jennifer Elizabeth Barker

Are there any rumours that an evening parade might be reintroduced in time for August 2017? We have been coming to Walt Disney World Florida regularly and are extremely disappointed to see the evening parade has been discontinued.