Nothing gold can stay and, as Disneyland winds down its 60th anniversary celebration, the park has announced that its popular “Paint the Night” parade will have its final run on September 5.
The parade premiered in 2014 at the company’s Hong Kong park, and expanded to California in 2015 for the park’s Diamond Celebration event.
“Paint the Night” uses more than 1 million lights to introduce characters like Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, Rapunzel, Belle, Ariel and Mike and Sully in its twice-nightly shows. The spectacular drew large crowds to the park’s Main Street every night.
But to fill the void, Disneyland will present two other nighttime shows, “World of Color” and “Fantasy in the Sky” firework display, starting September 6 and continuing through November.
“World of Color” celebrates Disney animations with an outdoor projection show. Characters like Wall-E and Pocahontas dance across a 19,000 square foot “screen,” created by about 1,200 water fountains.
The “Fantasy in the Sky” firework show dates back to 1958 and was the brainchild of Walt Disney himself, who envisioned a “goodnight kiss” to park guests in the nighttime sky.