Those planning a summer visit to Walt Disney World will be interested to know that a new celebration is planned for those months known as Summer Nightastic! Beginning on June 6, 2010 and running through August 14th, the additional festivities are sure to add a little magic to the guest’s experience.
Probably the most anticipated addition for the celebration will occur at the Magic Kingdom, with the return of Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade. This parade can trace its roots back to 1972 when a version first opened on the streets of Disneyland. Since that time, it has been appearing in one form or another around the world at Disney’s other parks including having been previously at the Magic Kingdom in Florida.
In addition to the parade, the Magic Kingdom also has plans to show a special fireworks show called Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Spectacular! Disney touts the now show as:
“Bursts of vivid color and brilliant visual effects dance in the sky as whimsical music fills the air in a special summer fireworks spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park.”
A souped up Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is in the offering for the Hollywood Studios Park. New special effects and a magical glow will add to the stomach-churning experience making it a must do for even the most seasoned Tower lover.
Finally, Epcot is adding its own twist with the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series. This annual event hosts tribute bands to some of the best-known groups from around the world and will feature three shows nightly at 5:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:15 p.m on event evenings.
A list of the tributes is shown here:
- June 12 – June 19: Stayin’ Alive – A Tribute to The Bee Gees
- June 20 – June 26: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles
- June 27 – July 3: TBD
- July 4 – July 10: Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones Tribute Band
- July 11 – July 17: Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute
- July 18 – July 24: 2U – A Tribute to U2
- July 25 – July 31: Beginnings – CHICAGO TRIBUTE BAND
Obviously, as the Animal Kingdom is not usually open in the evenings, it will not be directly participating in the Summer Nightastic! celebrations. But, that just means after you’ve been to the Animal Kingdom during the day, you can take advantage of your Park Hopper ticket and jump over to one of the other parks during the evening and celebrate Summer Nightastic!