Paint the Night parade returning to Disneyland on select dates starting Nov. 18

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With the announcement back in August that the Main Street Electrical Parade would be returning to Disneyland as part of a limited-time encore engagement, it was also revealed that the popular Paint The Night Parade would be gradually phased out over time to make room for the classic parade early next year.

Though the “Paint the Night” parade completed its run of nightly performances last month as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, it has now been announced via the @DisneylandToday Twitter account that the parade will indeed return on select nights starting November 18.

Guests are encouraged to visit Disneyland’s site for more info on the parade and to know which nights it will appear at the theme park as this will indeed be the last chance to “paint the night” at Disneyland, at least for the time being.


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    Jason Schmidt

    No where does it say it will be the last chance to paint the night at Disneyland. Just because MSEP is returning for a limited engagement early next year, does not mean Paint the Night will not be returning as a seasonal option.

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      Exactly correct. The Paint the Night Parade needed major TLC, and that is the real reason for the break, not end, of the parade. Once the MSEP comes back, it will get another long break to finish the TLC, and then it will be back, though no word on if it will be back daily, or for limited runs.

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        I think what the author is referring to is the post made by Disney Parks Blog when they announced that Main Street Electrical Parade was returning to Disneyland. The headline ended with “Last Chance to ‘Paint the Night'”. The reality is that it’ll more than likely stay at Disneyland and continue to run following MSEP’s “limited engagement”, but Disney hasn’t confirmed anything and the blog post title from Disney can be misleading.

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    Isn’t paint the night coming to wdw

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      Not at this time Brian. That was wishful thinking not long ago, and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.
      Micechat had a long detailed write up about that scenario a month or two ago.

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    Im so exited for this parade to come back! This is my favorite parade of all time! I always cry when I see this parade because this always just get s me in the feels

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