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    SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    I tried to look, and didn't see if there was another thread about this; if there is, however, then it looks like I'm only raising this question again.

    I was pondering this question and wanted to hear some responses: which parade is better- SpectroMagic or the Electrical Parade.

    I personally like SpectroMagic better as a parade; and it's also the parade I grew up around. What do you think?
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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    Ho-ho, have you wandered into a minefield here!

    Exact same answer as you in my case.


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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    I like Spectromagic much more than Electrical Parade. While I was happy to see EP once, I am ready for Spectromagic to return. I thought the music was not as annoying and much more entertaining. I did not however like the dark part of the parade.
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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    you know i never really thought about it... i was pretty stoked to see MSEP come back... but after seeing it... i think i can let Spectro come back with no argument...
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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    I really do like both. I saw MSEP when I was younger, but my kids have grown up with SM. I'm happy to see either one. Since we went to DL last summer instead of WDW, I'm hoping MSEP will stay for one more summer so my kids can see it.

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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    I grew up with MSEP. The music alone sends me into Disney nostalgia mode. I am an Electrical Parade girl. My siblings and I were so excited last Oct. to see it once again -- even with a few changes here and there... I actually cried when I heard "Ladies and Gentlemen... Boys and Girls..." My neices and nephews won't let me live it down.

    Yes, I like Spectro, and will be excited to see it again one day -- but the MK of my youth is one that has the Main Street Electrical Parade at the end of the day -- with one of those red-handled fiber optic toys!

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    As someone who STILL listens to an 8-track player on occassion.....I enjoy the Electrical Parade.....it's corny and a little old school but so am I!!
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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

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    Ho-ho, have you wandered into a minefield here!

    Exact same answer as you in my case.
    Seems as if I have in this case. I wanted to try to spark an interesting debate.

    And since I'm too lazy to quote everyone else...I never saw the original MSEP, and have only seen the new once. However, I've seen SpectroMagic countless times (obviously, concerning my age). However, I still liked SepctroMagic better; but as I said, I grew up with SpectroMagic. It's kind of like Toy Story 3; there were more teenagers that went to see it than parents bringing younger kids; people in my age group just could relate to it far better. Same goes for SpectroMagic for me in this instance.
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    I grew up seeing SM every trip, so I really excited to see MSEP my past trip. I really enjoyed but not as much I like SM.
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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    I've seen SM lots of times and love it. I've only seen MSEP on Youtube so I probably don't have a right to judge but have to say the music irritates me.
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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    Wasn't the MSEP music for the return somewhat different? I saw it in August and could have sworn it didn't sound the same.


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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    Quote Originally Posted by wallfan329 View Post
    I grew up seeing SM every trip, so I really excited to see MSEP my past trip. I really enjoyed but not as much I like SM.
    This is the exact same for me. I'm glad I got to see it, but I really love SM more. Now my bf, who loves parades- HATED MSEP and thought the music was annoying and the whole thing was boring (He likes SM better but it's not one of his favs either). I think he loves the peppy music and the interaction of the day parades

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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    the music from MSEP is classic yet it does hinge on the irritating... especially after 20 minutes of parade...
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    Re: SpectroMagic vs Electrical Parade

    Now, I've only ever seen Main Street Electrical on YouTube, never personally. All the times we've been to the Magic Kingdom, Spectromagic has been on the agenda. I think overally, I prefer Spectromagic, however, I do love some of the floats for MSEP, like Pete's Dragon, etc. I think the Spectromagic music is awesome - I do like the MSEP soundtrack, but it sounds quite dated now and can be a little annoying after a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BethBreakey View Post
    I grew up with MSEP. The music alone sends me into Disney nostalgia mode. I am an Electrical Parade girl. My siblings and I were so excited last Oct. to see it once again -- even with a few changes here and there... I actually cried when I heard "Ladies and Gentlemen... Boys and Girls..." My neices and nephews won't let me live it down.

    Yes, I like Spectro, and will be excited to see it again one day -- but the MK of my youth is one that has the Main Street Electrical Parade at the end of the day -- with one of those red-handled fiber optic toys!

    My sentiments exactly. I was so excited for my kids to see MSEP because it brings back such memories for me when I was young. I loved watching them as they enjoyed it.

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