SpectroMagic parade officially – and permanently – retires as Walt Disney World looks ahead to Festival of Fantasy

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A beloved favorite nighttime spectacle of the Magic Kingdom, SpectroMagic is no more. Having disappeared from the park just over three years ago in June 2010, many fans hoped the popular parade would some day return. But following reports of its backstage destruction last week, today it is confirmed that SpectroMagic is indeed gone for good.

When asked if these reports were true, a Walt Disney World spokesperson affirmed they were, simply stating, “Yes SpectroMagic has been retired.” It was noted that some pieces of the famous floats would be retained for possible future use, though it could not be said whether any of it would end up in the upcoming Festival of Fantasy parade.

SpectroMagic first debuted on October 1, 1991, temporarily leaving the Magic Kingdom for a couple years beginning in 1999, and ultimately ending its run forever on June 5, 2010. The classic Main Street Electrical Parade has been performed regularly since then, still today dazzling Magic Kingdom visitors with thousands of sparkling lights each night.

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