Today, Disney announced to entertainment cast members that the Main Street Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom will officially conclude October 9th, 2016 as their contracts will not be renewed at this time.
The parade returned to Walt Disney World in 2010 and replaced its replacement SpectroMagic, which was supposed to return at then of the Summer that year. The Electrical Parade’s run was extended indefinitely and SpectroMagic was left outside to rot until it was realized that the parade was beyond repair. The Electrical Parade has run at the Magic Kingdom on most nights since that June 2010 return.
This announcement comes on the heels of news last week that the new Electrical Parade, “Paint the Night” at the Disneyland Resort, will conclude on September 5th. One would suspect that Paint the Night will be moving to the Magic Kingdom based on these announcements, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
UPDATE: Disney has just announced that the Main Street Electrical Parade will return to Disneyland Resort for a limited engagement.