Rumor StatusIn Development
Former Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, Dan Cockerell confirmed that a new nighttime parade will debut in time for the Magic Kingdom's 50th Anniversary in 2021.
May 21, 2018: On Episode 60 of Big Fat Panda's YouTube show, John interviewed former Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, Dan Cockerell. In the interview Dan confirmed that a new nighttime parade will come to the Magic Kingdom by 2021.
March 31, 2018: WDWMagic.com user MansionButler84 is reporting that the new nighttime parade should debut in 3 years and have a sizeable budget.
February 9, 2017: Beginning February 17th, the Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! parade will begin nightly performances. The show will run at either 7:00 PM or 7:15 PM depending on the night.
Rumors existed of the Festival of Fantasy Parade running at night and this appears to be an alternative option. It is unknown if nighttime performances of Festival of Fantasy are still being considered.
October 5, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that running Festival of Fantasy at night is a strong possibility.
August 10, 2016: The Disney Parks Blog confirmed that the Main Street Electrical Parade will be ending it's run at the Magic Kingdom and heading over to Disneyland. The last showing of the Main Street Electrical Parade will be October 9, 2016. The blog post did not specify that Paint the Night would be replacing the parade.
August 10, 2016: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 has reported hearing that Disneyland's Paint the Night parade would be coming to Florida while the Main Street Electrical Parade would return to Disneyland.
August 2, 2016: The Disney Parks Blog announced that Disneyland's Paint The Night parade would be "going dark" in September.
June 6, 2016: Twitter user @DLthings is reporting that after Disneyland's 60th Anniversary celebration is complete on September 5th, 2016 that the Paint the Night Parade will be relocated to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom with the Main Street Electrical Parade moving to Disneyland.
July 11, 2015: WDWMagic.com user Jose has reported that Imagineer Steve Davison has informed him that he is pushing to design a replacement for the Main Street Electrical Parade.
March 9, 2014: The Festival of Fantasy Parade debuted.
May 1, 2013: A rumor on OrlandoParkNews.com suggests that the in development Festival of Fantasy parade may run twice daily to allow for a refurbishment of the Main Street Electrical Parade.