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 Sun 21, 2011 12:04 am

As we have already a topic thread on this:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6647

Maybe we need to have the moderators close one as we only need one thread on this topic.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by redstomr63 » Sep Thu 01, 2011 8:15 am

Main Street Electrical Parade hands down is the best.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Goofyfan » Sep Sat 03, 2011 12:07 am

Both are great. Both have unique enjoyable music. But I think if I had to watch one over the other, it would have to be the main street electic parade.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by oboeman » Sep Sun 11, 2011 2:21 pm

I prefer MSEP. I have seen spectro hundreds of times and MSEP only once. I don't know...there is just something about MSEP that just is awesome.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by mindflipper » Sep Sun 11, 2011 10:47 pm

Looks like the survey result are evenly matched right now...

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Future Guy » Sep Tue 13, 2011 9:21 pm

Spectro is the better show. All the praise I've seen for MSEP has been nostalgia-based, and there's not necessarily anything wrong with that. But since my family never stayed in the parks until dark on my childhood visits to WDW, I was able to experience both shows as an adult, without viewing either through the lens of nostalgia, and Spectro is technically superior. The music is better, the floats are better, everything is better. MSEP has a special place in Disney history, much like the Model T has a special place in automotive history. But no one would want to drive a Model T if they could have a Camry.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Amy » Sep Tue 13, 2011 9:23 pm

Future Guy wrote:Spectro is the better show. All the praise I've seen for MSEP has been nostalgia-based, and there's not necessarily anything wrong with that. But since my family never stayed in the parks until dark on my childhood visits to WDW, I was able to experience both shows as an adult, without viewing either through the lens of nostalgia, and Spectro is technically superior. The music is better, the floats are better, everything is better. MSEP has a special place in Disney history, much like the Model T has a special place in automotive history. But no one would want to drive a Model T if they could have a Camry.
No offense, but I'd take the Model T over the Camry ;)

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by mindflipper » Sep Tue 13, 2011 9:56 pm

My big complaint is Spectro is short. Even when DLR's MSEP comes to WDW they strip out floats so the parade can be shorter at WDW. But if you are comparing solely on technical factors rather than entertainment, then the Japanese have us beat in all respects: Electrical Parade Dreamlights (and its predecessor Fantillusion) beats Spectro on floats, and floats. Fantillusion is parade in three parts - and one part is dedicated solely to the villians! How can you beat that?!?

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Future Guy » Sep Wed 14, 2011 7:19 am

I'd say Japan's theme parks are better than the USA's (especially Florida's) in just about all respects because they actually care enough to invest money into them. In the USA the fact that WDW's MK is the most-visited theme park in the world is used to justify not spending money on maintenance or other "extras", because the reasoning is that people will come anyway. In Japan that mindset would be unthinkable.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by mindflipper » Sep Wed 14, 2011 8:22 am

Future Guy wrote:In the USA the fact that WDW's MK is the most-visited theme park in the world is used to justify not spending money on maintenance or other "extras", because the reasoning is that people will come anyway. In Japan that mindset would be unthinkable.
This is so unfortunately true! The "people will come anyway" mentality has allowed the parks to erode into the shape they are now anyway. :evil:

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Arete » Sep Sun 25, 2011 8:37 pm

When I was a CM way back when, I worked both Spectro and ELP. SpectroMagic will always be my favorite. I can even remember back in '91 when Spectro debuted, sitting on the pavement waiting for the parade. My brother and I kept saying that nothing could be better that the MSEP, but by the end of our first viewing of SpectroMagic, we were completely converted.

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by flyer32 » Nov Fri 18, 2011 10:03 pm

100% Spectromagic!!!
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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by dstrawn9889 » Nov Tue 22, 2011 3:16 pm

MSEP!!!!
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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by Amy » Nov Tue 22, 2011 8:38 pm

flyer32 wrote:100% Spectromagic!!!
dstrawn9889 wrote:MSEP!!!!
Both! :lol:

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Re: Main Street Electrical Parade VS. Spectromagic?

Post by dstrawn9889 » Nov Wed 23, 2011 9:58 am

degradeded into a shouting match... and only five pages in LOL
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