Are political correctness and multiculturalism claiming another piece of Walt Disney’s pro-America legacy?
A patriotic staple of the Walt Disney World experience is being phased out this October.
The park is pulling the plug on the Main Street Electrical Parade, a nightly event that ends with a large float with “To Honor America” emblazoned on the front, dancers in Revolutionary War clothes, exploding “fireworks,” a rippling American flag and a large bald eagle sitting on a drum.
It’s hard to get more American than that.
In announcing the parade’s cancellation effective October 9th, the company didn’t indicate why or what would take its place.
Via the Disney Parks blog:
The Main Street Electrical Parade, Magic Kingdom Park’s long-running nighttime parade, will officially end its historic run at Walt Disney World Resort on October 9 and then head to Disneyland Resort for a limited-time encore engagement. We wanted you to be among the first to know while there’s still time to plan a trip to Walt Disney World Resort to enjoy the magic and nostalgia of the parade one last time.
Main Street Electrical Parade is a nighttime procession filled with glowing, spinning floats that honor favorite Disney characters. Animated Disney films that are represented include “Alice In Wonderland,” “Cinderella” and more. During the parade, Tinker Bell lights the way with a wave of her wand and orchestrates half a million shimmering lights synchronized to a memorable soundtrack.
What’s next? Turning Liberty Square into the Square of American Atonement? Reworking the Hall of Presidents into the Hall of American Aggression, Oppression and Plunder?