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Ask The Disney Experts Discuss Spectromagic Parade in the Ask The Experts forums; I read somewhere on the net (can't remember where) that Spectromagic Parade won't be showing at the end of August. Does anyone know if this is true?? I love that ...
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    Spectromagic Parade

    I read somewhere on the net (can't remember where) that Spectromagic Parade won't be showing at the end of August. Does anyone know if this is true?? I love that parade and thats when I'm gonna be there!
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    This is true. Disney is redoing the Liberty Square Bridge due to it's age and condition. The parade will return though after the construction is done. To make up for this there will be 2 showings of the Disney Dreams Come True Parade (the 3 o' clock parade).

    Here is the official news relase from Disney:

    In our ongoing quest for continuous improvement, the Magic Kingdom Liberty Square Bridge will be closed from Friday, August 15 through Friday, August 29, 2008, for routine maintenance. The refurbished bridge is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, August 30.

    During this “Maintaining the Magic” refurbishment, we are reducing the grade on the bridge, making it easier to navigate for the parade vehicles, carts and other hand-pushed assets that will travel across the bridge, once it’s reopened.

    While the Liberty Square Bridge is closed for refurbishment, additional entertainment enhancements will be offered to minimize any impact this closure might have on our shows and our Guest experience, including the following:

    * In addition to our normal 3pm Disney Dreams Come True Parade, a second Disney’s Dream Come True Parade is planned for 7pm.

    * Both Disney Dreams Come True Parades will follow a modified route, traveling from Town Square down Main Street, U.S.A., and circling around the Hub and back down Main Street, U.S.A, to step-off at the Fire House area gate.

    * Because the SpectroMagic parade floats are too large for the modified parade route, SpectroMagic will not be performed from August 15-29. However, additional experiences will be offered in the evening, including additional Castle Shows, extended evening Character meet-and-greets in Town Square and additional performances of the Woody’s Cowboy Camp show.

    * Wishes fireworks will be performed as scheduled.
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    This is not good! That isn't really making it up . Oh well what are ya gonna do
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    I completely understand your disappointment Jessica! When I heard the news the first thing I did was check the dates as SpectroMagic is one of my favorite things at WDW! Thankfully for us, the refurb doesn't start until the day we leave. I'm sorry that you are going to miss it during your trip.

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    Those are the dates we have been for the past two years, and SpectroMagic is my favourite of all the parades and shows. Am almost glad that we are not going this year (thanks Matthew)!
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    It too bad that they can't go in a different direction and have the parade end somewhere in Mickey's Toontown or have it go around the castle through fantasyland then to liberty square and end in frontierland. But from pictures of the refurb, it looks as though that bridge is in serious need of repair!
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    Supposedly they did test alternate routes for the parades, but there are too many obstacles and the floats are too large.
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    Too bad! I'm gonna miss it!
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    So good news! I'm kinda an air head!! LOL I will still be there when its back up! Thats a duh moment!! We leave Sept. 1st!
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