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Some of the biggest news of the week is that the Main Street Electrical Parade (MSEP) will be staying at the Magic Kingdom indefinitely. This is big news for me, since my trip is in a few weeks, and I had been somewhat expecting to see SpectroMagic (only somewhat expecting because I can't say that Disney's MSEP choice went completely unpredicted). Having never seen the Main Street Electrical Parade, and being a huge fan of Spectro, I am honestly torn about Disney's decision here.
For one, I completely understand why Disney is keeping the MSEP. I mean, it has been taken extremely well, and people are going crazy for it. That said, I don't have the nostalgia for the parade because I've never seen it. Sure, it's a fun parade, but it just doesn't have the same spark without the nostalgia.
On the other hand, I have loved SpectroMagic since the moment I saw it. It was the first nighttime parade I've ever seen in Walt Disney World, and I think it's fantastic. I mean, the Spectro song is my ringtone for gosh sake. When I first heard about MSEP, I was actually glad that it was supposed to be ending before our trip started. This continued to be true the first time I watched a video of the MSEP, but I've watched it a bit since then, and it's grown on me. (That said, the electronic voices creep me out.)
Overall, I'm simply not sure that the MSEP will have the same replayability that Spectro has for me. To me, Spectro is more magical, and while the MSEP has funner music, perhaps, I'm not sure if I'd return to the Magic Kingdom to see the parade a second time. Then again, I've never seen the MSEP a first time, so I guess I shouldn't speak too soon. I'll definitely revisit this topic in a post once I return from my trip.
What do you think about the Main Street Electrical Parade and Disney's decision to keep it at the Magic Kindom indefinitely? What do you think about SpectroMagic being (at least temporarily) replaced? Do you think that actually seeing the parade will change my mind? Let me know in a comment, a tweet (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook! And remember, now that it's August, there are only 15 days for me to get 37 more Twitter followers. If I do, I'll be giving away something straight from Walt Disney World!