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SpectroMagic

SpectroMagic is on indefinite hiatus (since June 2010) while the nighttime parade slot is filled by the Main Street Elecrtical Parade, on loan from Disney's California Adventure. Initially this was going to just be a summer replacement but the engagement has since been announced as opened ended. Officially, however, SpectroMagic will be returning at some point in the future.

SpectroMagic is the nighttime parade at Magic Kingdom. The 20-minute parade brings a spectacle of lights and characters to the darkness of the night. More than 600,000 lights of all types are used.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: The standard Magic Kingdom parade route, starting at Main Street, U.S.A., and exiting through Frontierland.
  • Date Opened: April 2, 2001 (in current run), first run began October 1991.
  • Capacity: Thousands, sit anywhere along the parade route.
  • # of Shows: Once a day during off season, twice during peak seasons.
  • Characters: Dozens of characters are in the parade.
  • Photos and Autographs: No
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Wait Times: Though views can be had even at showtime, but decent seats and guaranteed views, expect to claim a spot up to an hour early.
  • Length of Show: 20 minutes
  • FastPass: No
  • Queue Description: None
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction:
  • Ride Access: Viewing is from the sidewalks to either side of the parade route, so anywhere you can generally access along this route is available.
  • Wheelchair Transfer:
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: Other than music, there is no audio for this parade.
  • Weight and Size Issues:
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction:
  • Child Swap:
  • Other Issues:
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: SpectroMagic has altnernated with Main Street Electrical Parade as Magic Kingdom's nighttime parade. Main Street Electrical Parade debuted June 11, 1977, and ran until September 14, 1991. After closing, the floats were sent to Disneyland Paris. Shortly after that, the first SpectroMagic parade debuted and ran until May 21, 1999, when it was set aside to make room for the return of Main Street Electrical Parade. The MSEP that returned, however, was not the Walt Disney World, it was the Disneyland version, which had closed in 1996. It was decided to sent Main Street Electrical Parade to the new Disney's California Adventure park and MSEP closed for the second time on March 14, 2001. SpectroMagic then returned again on April 2, 2001, and has been running since.
  • The Attraction's History: The version of SpectroMagic that returned in 2001 after a two-year absense was pretty much the same as what had left; the biggest additions were Jiminy Cricket and Sebastian animatronics on a couple of the floats.


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