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Is the Spectro Magic Parade the same one as the Electrical Parade?
- Asked by Paulita from TX on 7/18/2010
The Main Street Electrical Parade
& SpectroMagic Parade
are of the same concept in that they both are made up of floats featuring thousands of lights & set to music creating an incredible experience. However, the floats & music are totally different for both parades.
You will find diehard SpectroMagic fans & MSEP fans. I am a huge fan of MSEP. I love the music - its happy, fun & makes you want to dance around. The MSEP returned to the MK on June 6th as part of Summer Nightastic!
It now features new LED lights & three new floats including Tinker Bell leading the parade, one that was inspired by Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs & one inspired by Pinocchio & the Pleasure Island boys.
It all began in 1971 with the Electrical Water Pageant that you can still see on select nights on Bay Lake & the Seven Seas Lagoon. MSEP made its first appearance at the Magic Kingdom in 1972 & has made its rounds at Disney Parks through the years. SpectroMagic debuted at MK in 1991 & ran until 1999. At that time MSEP came back for a short time for the Millennium Celebration & last appeared at MK in FL in 2001. SpectroMagic was there since that time until June 6, 2010.
MSEP is at MK for a limited engagement through Aug 14th as part of Summer Nightastic! The online calendars show SpectroMagic scheduled again beginning Aug 15th. Personally, I'd love to hear that MSEP will be extended - its an amazing parade.
Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison