Summer Nightastic! Lights Up Disney World

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Main Street Electrical Parade Lights the Night Again as Walt Disney World Resort Launches 'Summer Nightastic!'

New Terror for Tower, too

[/floatright]Lake Buena Vista, FL — The "Main Street Electrical Parade" lights up the streets of Magic Kingdom and headlines a season of after-dark excitement coming to Walt Disney World Resort.

"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.

Disney magic will shine and shimmer in a whole new light. Here's a look around:

  • With floats and characters appearing for the first time at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's "Main Street Electrical Parade" returns with its joyous sights and sounds. Direct from Disneyland and marking its first engagement in Florida since 2001, the cherished parade will be led by Tinker Bell waving from the basket of a magical balloon aboard a new float. Pinocchio and Snow White join the parade this summer, aboard bright new floats. Disney's "Main Street Electrical Parade" is set for its summer-long nighttime premiere in early June at Magic Kingdom.
  • The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror welcomes "drop-ins" this summer with even more pulse-racing surprises. New lighting effects and the addition of a new drop sequence, created especially for "Summer Nightastic!", will bring unexpected frights to guests who step into that infamous service elevator. If they dare.
  • What could be more summery than fireworks on a star-studded night? 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.
  • Other fun! The return of the Sounds Like Summer concert series to Epcot and extended evening hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom several times a week add up to summer fun as only Disney can do — at all four Walt Disney World theme parks.


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Hi! New here and this is my first post.

If you're interested, the original music, before the Disney songs were added on top, can be found on :rolleyes: Baroque Hoedown.

I remember the first time I saw the Main Street Electrical Parade. I was probably 4 or 5 years old and was at Disney World, with my sister and brothers and we were stuck behind so many tall people lining the parade route. I couldn't see much through the legs of all those people. I'll never forget that a stranger picked me up and let me watch the parade from his shoulders. I had the best view. At the end of the parade he gave me a simple little plastic Mickey Mouse face pin. I think I still have it somewhere, almost 30 years later. I think about that every time I hear the music.


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I remember the first time I saw the Main Street Electrical Parade.
I also have very fond memories of the Main Street Electrical Parade. On my first visit to WDW, I remember watching the parade on MSUSA and being floored by what I was seeing. In fact, what I really remember was the music. I was standing right under a speaker (can you believe I noticed that as a kid! :rolleyes:) and I recall the music had started further up on MSUSA first, before playing from the speaker overhead. I thought this was really cool, so I would try and duplicate this at home. I would take the LP version of the Main Street Electrical Parade and record it to cassette and reel to reel, now having three copies of the "loop." I would start the LP version first, wait a minute, start the cassette, and, after a short wait, fire up the reel to reel.

I thought this sounded great! But, having kids now, I can only imagine what my mom and grandparents thought as I blasted this concoction at full volume levels out of my bedroom. :lol: