Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

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Which do you prefer?

Main Street Electrical Parade
23
48%
SpectroMagic
25
52%
 
Total votes: 48

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by mindflipper » Aug Mon 01, 2011 6:17 pm

BuDz211 wrote:I LOVE Baroque Hoedown! MSEP vote from me.

http://youtu.be/1wBx_u2nMzA
If you've ever heard the original Kingsley-Perrey version, it's quite amazing how much both versions sound EXACTLY alike. Disney didn't take too much liberties with it...

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Sharonofwindham » Aug Mon 01, 2011 10:36 pm

I remember at one time really wanting MSEP to come back to WDW. There were rumors and the years went by. It's been so long now SM has won a special place in my heart :mickey2: . I would love to see MSEP for old time sake though!

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by mindflipper » Aug Mon 01, 2011 10:56 pm

Well, its MSEP...and its not. It's not WDW's original MSEP. That version was shorter, and was moved to Euro Disney/DLP and then onto HKDL. WDW version's actually DCA's "Electrical Parade" (and the former DL's MSEP) from DLR. They swapped out the lead for the parade by taking out the Blue Fairy and replacing it with Tinkerbell float tied to a straight-to-DVD release. Also, the music is not the original Don Dorsey version but a more modernized version that was composed simultaneously with TDL's Electrical Parade Dreamlights...

...so its more like a similiar parade but not the parade you experienced years ago originally at WDW.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Sharonofwindham » Aug Mon 01, 2011 11:39 pm

mindflipper wrote:Well, its MSEP...and its not. It's not WDW's original MSEP. That version was shorter, and was moved to Euro Disney/DLP and then onto HKDL. WDW version's actually DCA's "Electrical Parade" (and the former DL's MSEP) from DLR. They swapped out the lead for the parade by taking out the Blue Fairy and replacing it with Tinkerbell float tied to a straight-to-DVD release. Also, the music is not the original Don Dorsey version but a more modernized version that was composed simultaneously with TDL's Electrical Parade Dreamlights...

...so its more like a similiar parade but not the parade you experienced years ago originally at WDW.
I hope they never mess with SM like that :shock: . Especially the music! Some things need to remain sacred.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by mindflipper » Aug Mon 01, 2011 11:45 pm

Well, with Spectromagic, we did change out Roger Rabbitt with the Genie from Aladdin due to some lawsuits at the time concerning the rights to the character. Also, they have changed out the faces to the Spectromen and some feel the current version looked a bit creepy compared to the originals. No music has changed. Be honest, I wouldn't mind if they did do an update to Spectromagic. I don't know why, but all WDW parades are shorter than the electrical parades at other parks. When I saw MSEP back in Dec 2010 at WDW, I noticed that the DCA Electrical Parade from DLR has had the entire circus set of floats with Dumbo dropped from the line-up now that it is at WDW.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Sharonofwindham » Aug Tue 02, 2011 12:00 am

mindflipper wrote:Well, with Spectromagic, we did change out Roger Rabbitt with the Genie from Aladdin due to some lawsuits at the time concerning the rights to the character. Also, they have changed out the faces to the Spectromen and some feel the current version looked a bit creepy compared to the originals. No music has changed. Be honest, I wouldn't mind if they did do an update to Spectromagic. I don't know why, but all WDW parades are shorter than the electrical parades at other parks. When I saw MSEP back in Dec 2010 at WDW, I noticed that the DCA Electrical Parade from DLR has had the entire circus set of floats with Dumbo dropped from the line-up now that it is at WDW.
The spectromen have gotten CREEPIER :shock: ? I've gotten used to them over the years, but at first I thought WOW they're strange little guys! Some change is always good I guess. More floats would be great. I wonder why WDW ends up with the shorter parades :? . NOT FAIR :x

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Amy » Aug Tue 02, 2011 5:54 am

Sharonofwindham wrote:
mindflipper wrote:Well, with Spectromagic, we did change out Roger Rabbitt with the Genie from Aladdin due to some lawsuits at the time concerning the rights to the character. Also, they have changed out the faces to the Spectromen and some feel the current version looked a bit creepy compared to the originals. No music has changed. Be honest, I wouldn't mind if they did do an update to Spectromagic. I don't know why, but all WDW parades are shorter than the electrical parades at other parks. When I saw MSEP back in Dec 2010 at WDW, I noticed that the DCA Electrical Parade from DLR has had the entire circus set of floats with Dumbo dropped from the line-up now that it is at WDW.
The spectromen have gotten CREEPIER :shock: ? I've gotten used to them over the years, but at first I thought WOW they're strange little guys! Some change is always good I guess. More floats would be great. I wonder why WDW ends up with the shorter parades :? . NOT FAIR :x
Where is Spectro running now? I would be interested in seeing the latest incarnation of the spectromen. They never creeped me out other than I am not a fan of clowns and they reminded me of clowns.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by mindflipper » Aug Tue 02, 2011 8:55 am

Spectro isn't running anywhere worldwide, at the moment. It's not even being listed as refurbishment either. There are those that say it's getting a refurbishment during its time away from MK, but there's nothing out of Disney to confirm that...

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Amy » Aug Tue 02, 2011 9:44 am

mindflipper wrote:Spectro isn't running anywhere worldwide, at the moment. It's not even being listed as refurbishment either. There are those that say it's getting a refurbishment during its time away from MK, but there's nothing out of Disney to confirm that...
Was WDW the last place it was? So the MSEP replaced Spectro? Maybe it will be shipped to the new park in China?

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by mindflipper » Aug Tue 02, 2011 9:56 am

HKDL already has the DLP MSEP (which was WDW originally expanded with some from TDL's EP). Spectromagic has only been exclusively WDW up until now. Who knows? Maybe once DCA expansion is complete, they could move Spectromagic out there to either DCA or DL MK.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Amy » Aug Tue 02, 2011 1:55 pm

mindflipper wrote:HKDL already has the DLP MSEP (which was WDW originally expanded with some from TDL's EP). Spectromagic has only been exclusively WDW up until now. Who knows? Maybe once DCA expansion is complete, they could move Spectromagic out there to either DCA or DL MK.
No, not Hong Kong, Shanghai...

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by mindflipper » Aug Tue 02, 2011 2:25 pm

Shanghai - if it's still moving forward - has a totally different plan and layout for a theme park. It will not be the traditional magic kingdom layout, and other than a vague artist conception Disney has kept a tight lid about the details concerning Disneyland Shanghai in fear their competitors might steal their ideas...

A version of MSEP might not fit into their plans for this park.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by MouseMan » Aug Thu 04, 2011 8:13 pm

I voted MSEP. I love them both, but I'm still freaked out a bit by the zombie doll faces on the trumpet players at the beginning of Spectro.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by kellybus » Aug Sat 06, 2011 9:53 pm

The MSEP is the best of the best parades. I do think it's a good idea to change them up every now and then.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Satchel T » Aug Sat 20, 2011 1:45 pm

Sharonofwindham wrote:I remember at one time really wanting MSEP to come back to WDW. There were rumors and the years went by. It's been so long now SM has won a special place in my heart :mickey2: . I would love to see MSEP for old time sake though!
After I originally posted this question I've since thought you're probably right on! Spectro has indeed won a special place in my heart and I've recently found myself missing it. We'll be there in a few weeks and I wish I could see Spectro!

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