Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Paint the Night Tribute


News just spread through the Disney community yesterday that next month, the Paint the Night parade at Disneyland will be going away. And I am absolutely gutted. Tom and I are planning to go to Disneyland (and the D23 expo) next summer for the first time, and the Paint the Night parade was one of our biggest anticipations.

Ever since Tom and I watched the video of the parade done by Jeff Lange of MouseSteps, we both agreed that even not having seen it in person, it was our favorite Disney parade anywhere.

There are rumors that Paint the Night might be switching places with the original Electric Light Parade in Disney World: ELP would go to Disneyland and PTN would go to Disney World. Only one problem with that: since our plans are to go to Disneyland next year, we aren't sure when we'll be making it back to Disney World, and with the transient nature of so much Disney magic (and how quickly it disappears) there's a good chance that we might not be in any Disney park at the same time as the parade.

So, pooey. Big bummer. A lot of people are quite sad about the loss of this hugely popular parade. Today, in homage, I thought we'd explore some Disney parks fashion options that glow in the night.

First, this adorable glow in the dark classic Disney "D" pin.

This beautiful Haunted Mansion "bride" set of ears. They aren't glowing in this photo, but they do glow!

Etsy seller Earsboutique sells several styles of glow in the dark Disney ears. The Tower of Terror ones would be especially sadly ironic to wear at Disneyland right now, as that attraction is also going away.

Light up Minnie ears

I really love these Paint the Night ears. They don't light up, but they definitely deserve mention.

I love that these ears look gorgeous both by day and night!

These ears are also florally adorable:

If you want a more ethereal glow, these ears might do the trick.

If you want to go full on Paint the Night homage, perhaps you could buy this fiber optic dress?

Or finish off your outfit with these sunglasses. Although wearing sunglasses after dark seems awfully dangerous to me.

Finally, you could always continue the spirit of the Paint the Night parade by wearing this shirt with the event logo, from TeePublic.

I can think of no better way to end this post than the words of the actual Paint the Night parade. The lyrics seem rather ironically bittersweet now. We all want to know...when can we do this again??

Switch on the sky and the stars glow for you
Go see the world 'cause it's all so brand new
Don't close your eyes 'cause your future's ready to shine
It's just a matter of time, before we learn how to fly
Welcome to the rhythm of the night
Something's in the air you can't deny (deny)

Put your hands up 'cause the night is young
Kick your heels up when you join the fun
And as the magic sets us all aglow Oh oh
I gotta know (my friends) when can we do this again?
Oh oh oh oh
I never want this to end
Oh oh oh oh
When can we do this again?
Oh oh oh oh
I gotta know, when can we do this again?

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