Glow in the Park Parade

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Glow in the Park Parade
Glow in the Park Parade logo.png
Six Flags México
Status Closed
Opening date 2008
Closing date 2012
Six Flags Great America
Status Closed
Opening date 2010
Closing date 2012
Replaced Bugs Bunny Starlight Spectacular
Replaced by igNIGHT - Grand Finale
Six Flags Great Adventure
Status Closed
Opening date 2008
Closing date 2010
Six Flags New England
Status Closed
Opening date 2008
Closing date 2010
Six Flags Over Texas
Status Closed
Opening date 2009
Closing date 2010
Six Flags St. Louis
Status Closed
Opening date 2009
Closing date 2010
General statistics
Attraction type Parade
Music Let it Shine

The Glow in the Park Parade is a parade that takes place every night during the summer months at Six Flags Mexico.

History[edit]

Six Flags teamed up with The Goddard Group to create a nighttime parade at several of their parks. The Glow in the Park Parade started at three parks in 2008: Six Flags Great Adventure,[1] Six Flags México, and Six Flags New England.[2] The parade at each park ran from late May to early September each year. During the parade, the theme park lights would dim to increase the visibility of the illuminated floats. The parade featured drummers, puppeteers, dancers, and kinetic stilt walkers.[1] Various Looney Tunes characters, DC Comics characters, Scooby Doo, and Mr. Six were among the characters that appeared in the parade.

In 2009, the parade was added in two more parks, Six Flags Over Texas[3] and Six Flags St. Louis.[4] In 2010, Six Flags Great America added the parade.[5]

In late 2010, Six Flags began to remove licensed theming from its parks' attractions.[6][7] While terminating the licenses from attractions, they also terminated the parade at four of their parks, leaving Great America and Mexico the only two parks to still run the parade until 2012.

Locations[edit]

Magic Light Parade at Six Flags México
Glow in the Park Parade at Six Flags St. Louis

Current locations[edit]

Location First Season Notes
Six Flags México 2008 Known as Magic Light Parade

Former locations[edit]

Location First Season Last Season Notes
Six Flags Great America 2010 2012
Six Flags Great Adventure 2008 2010
Six Flags New England 2008 2010 The parade did not run during the 2009 season.
Six Flags Over Texas 2009 2010
Six Flags St. Louis 2009 2010

Music[edit]

The song "Let it Shine" that serves as a soundtrack for the parade was composed by Benoît Jutras, with lyrics by Marcy Heisler.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Glow In The Park Nighttime Parade". Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "New England Dark Knight will not open in 2008". April 15, 2008. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mosier, Jeff (15 August 2009). "'Glow in the Park' parade coming to Six Flags Over Texas in 2009". Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Its Time To Ooo Ahh And Wahoo At Six Flags St Louis". 20 May 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Six Flags Great America adding night time parade in 2010". 24 September 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  6. ^ MacDonald, Brady (25 November 2010). "Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers". LA Times. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  7. ^ MacDonald, Brady (3 December 2010). "Six Flags Magic Mountain renaming Terminator wooden coaster". LA Times. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Glow In The Park Nighttime Parade Song". Retrieved July 16, 2012. 

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