It was reported, last night, by wdwnt.com along with other Disney news outlets that the Main Street Electrical Parade will be making its last run down Main Street at Walt Disney World on October 9th. No word on what will be replacing the night-time parade at the Magic Kingdom.
A version of the Main Street Electrical Parade will be making a “limited-time appearance” at Disneyland starting on September 5th when Paint the Night parade ends it’s run there. September 5th also marks the return of the original World of Color show at Disney’ California Adventure. This will replace the current 60th anniversary show currently running.
Wednesday’s are now devoted to bringing the readers up-to-date with what is going on the world of Disney with news stories (and a take or two from me from time to time). Wednesday’s will also focus on what is going on in the parks as well with attraction and show guides as well. This week, we are going to focus on mainly the news but we are going to start with a big change that is coming to Disneyland.
After a fun but long day 1, we got a good night’s rest. For those just joining the trip report, you can catch up on day 1 here and here. One of the nice things about being on east coast and staying on the west coast….making a 7 am breakfast reservation is not a daunting task especially when the restaurant is at the resort you are staying at.
On our first full day at Disneyland, our reservation was at Storytellers Cafe and because we were on “east coast time,” we had the first dining reservation slot at 7 am. As a result, we almost had a private dining experience at Storytellers Cafe. There were only about a four or five other families in the restaurant with us. This led to LOTS of time with the characters and multiple character visits.
Like most our trips to Walt Disney World, our trip to Disneyland started in the early hours of Monday morning. Though we live only a short drive away from the Albany Airport, we rarely fly out of there due to the high ticket costs. Fortunately, Albany is near many major airports so we have plenty of choices to shop around for airfare. This time, Newark came up as the fare winner and luckily for us, I have friends who live near the Newark Airport and they were willing to drop us off and pick us up from the airport. A nice savings from having to spent a night in an airport hotel and then spend more money to park the car.
Late Friday night or early Saturday morning (depending on your perspective), I returned from five days at Disneyland. This marked my first visit to Disneyland since the early 80’s. A lot of things of change and I am glad to say that most of the changes were positive. My family and I had a wonderful time at Disneyland. I’ll be sharing my trip report in blog posts over the next couple weeks but today I wanted to share just my overall impressions from the vacation.