Despite rumors swirling since the moment that the Main Street Electrical Parade “glowed away”, sources have indicated that Walt Disney World will not present a new nighttime parade by its 50th anniversary in 2021.
The Magic Kingdom’s former permanent nighttime parade, “SpectroMagic”, was famously left outside to rot after it stepped aside for what was supposed to be a short-term return of the Main Street Electrical Parade back in 2010.
Electrical Parade ended up sticking around until Disneyland Resort asked for it back in October 2016, leaving the Magic Kingdom with no nighttime parade. Happily Ever After did debut just a few months later in May 2017, placating most guests for the time being.
While there is no nighttime processional in the works, sources have indicated that new nighttime entertainment is coming for Walt Disney World’s 50th birthday, and in particular, to the Magic Kingdom. We’ll share more information on these with you at a later date.
In the meantime, here’s something to tide you over until further nighttime entertainment is announced: The final performance of SpectroMagic at the Magic Kingdom on June 5th, 2010.