The “Main Street Electrical Parade” will light up the streets of the Magic Kingdom and will headline new after-dark excitement at Walt Disney World. “After the sun goes down, our Walt Disney World parks will light up the night with ‘Summer Nightastic!’, ” announced Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney World Resort, at a media event Wednesday.
Although there will be summer celebrations all around the resort, three main events highlight Summer Nightastic!:
Main Street Electrical Parade
Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” will return to the Magic Kingdom. Direct from the Disneyland Resort in California, and marking its first engagement in Florida since 2001, the fan favorite parade will be led by Tinker Bell waving from the basket of a magical balloon aboard a new float. Pinocchio and Snow White also join the parade aboard bright new floats. The parade’s beloved music and floats will feature more electrifying audio, plus new lighting technologies that create a pixie-dust effect on all the floats.
New effects for Tower of Terror
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror welcomes “drop-ins” this summer with new glow-in-the-dark lighting effects and the addition of a new drop sequence created especially for Summer Nightastic!.
New fireworks show
The Magic Kingdom will treat guests to a special summer fireworks spectacular. The night sky will explode in vivid colors and brilliant visual effects as whimsical music fills the air. The fireworks show, which hasn’t been named yet, is a brand new, never before seen show.
This summer will also mark the return of the Sounds Like Summer concert series at Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will have extended evening hours several times a week.
Summer Nightastic will start in early June. No ending date has been decided on yet.
(Update: Disney’s Summer Nightastic will begin June 6 and end on Aug. 14.)