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Illustration of Mickey Mouse in an orange coat on a purple sparkly background with orange dots with blue and red text above
The SpectroMagic parade premiered at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1991. Although it was initially introduced as part of the park's 20th anniversary celebration, it continued to operate on select evenings for several years. Hosted by Jiminy Cricket, SpectroMagic featured many popular Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Mary Poppins, and Captain Hook and included 500,000 individual lights. The parade was placed on hiatus in 1999, but returned to the park in April 2001 and ran until June 2010. In 2013, Disney representatives confirmed that SpectroMagic had officially been retired and would be replaced by the Main Street Electrical Parade.