If you’ve ever pictured yourself on Tower of Terror Re-Imagined, having a dart thrown at you on Toy Story Mania or craved the sensation of having Elliott the dragon breathing fire on your face, we have the news you’ve been waiting for!
Disney Parks has launched www.disneylandwallpaper.com and www.waltdisneyworldwallpaper.com, sites that allow you to create custom wallpaper featuring your own photo combined with one of several different ‘Summer Nightastic’ themes. To begin, email or text a photo to either [email protected] or [email protected] and in just a couple of minutes, you’ll receive a special custom link that will direct you to a page where you can choose the frame you want along with some basic edition functions, allowing you to resize and move your photo.
At the time of launch, Disneyland offers up borders based on Fantasmic!, Magical Fireworks, World of Color, TLT Dance Club, Aladdin, Toy Story Mania and Summer Nightastic while Walt Disney World is offering up photo frames based on Summer Nightastic, Tower of Terror and Sounds Like Summer.
Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels are giving vacationers another reason to enjoy Summer Nightastic! at the Walt Disney World Resort with special discounts up to 25 percent off regular rates good from now through August 14, 2010 or later.
Summer nights at Walt Disney World Resort enchant theme park guests when the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot present special events designed to add summertime energy to the after-dark theme-park experience. Summer Nightastic! — which runs from June 6, 2010 through August 14, 2010 — lights up the entertainment experience at the Vacation Kingdom with the return of the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade, a fireworks extravaganza, a rockin? dance party, concerts and more.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror adds new effects — and a summer-only drop sequence — to the mix for guests daring to step into the attraction?s infamous service elevator. On nearby Hollywood Boulevard, guests are invited to the Rock n? Glow Dance Party, where a DJ and live rock band keep popular tunes coming five nights a week. And at Epcot, live Sounds Like Summer tribute-band concerts rock guests each evening from June 12 to July 31 with familiar tunes ranging from Hotel California to Stayin’ Alive.
Visitors planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort for Summer Nightastic! will find special savings at Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels. The Royal Plaza is featuring Hot Summer Night values with rates starting at $69 per night, with a free upgrade to deluxe tower rooms. Guests also receive the Royal Savings Passport at check-in, which features up to $275 in additional savings throughout the hotel. Passport offers include: 25 percent off a dinner check at the hotel?s restaurant (up to a $50 value), buy one movie and get one free, buy one 16-inch pizza and get one of equal or lesser value for free, and 50 percent off the second night of a subsequent stay at the property. Guests must reserve a room by June 30, 2010 and travel between now and Sept 30, 2010.
Following the bleeding edge World Of Color Creator, with which we were the first to share the news (although perhaps a bit early), the Disneyland Resort now goes slightly more event generic with the Summer Nightastic personalized video creator at MySummerNightastic.com.
Operation of the site is excrutiating simple (unless you’re sporting a tin foil hat). The site uses Facebook Connect to attach itself to your Facebook account where it wants to access a whole bunch of info and pics that it embeds in a really fun video blending Summer Nightastic footage with your own personal affects all to the accompaniment of the Summer Nightastic theme. After you’re finishing watching your video, watch it again or (optionally) share it with your friends through Facebook.
From June 11 through 17 (or while supplies last), Annual Passholders will receive a pair of paper optic-like Summer Nightastic! glasses with any single merchandise transaction at select merchandise locations (see list of participating locations below). It’s certain to take viewing Summer Nightastic shows like Fantasmic!, Magical and more to a whole new level and will definitely give you something to “look” forward to. Passholders are limited to two pairs, one per item purchased. Locations, restrictions and limits apply.
Participating retail locations include: Emporium, Little Green Men Store Command and Pioneer Mercantile in Disneyland® park; Greetings from California and Tees, Hats and Tattoos in Disney California Adventure; World of Disney® Store, Downtown Disney® District
Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade marches through the Magic Kingdom this summer, twinkling with approximately half a million lights. One of the original floats, the “Title Drum Unit” near the beginning of the parade, was created using an actual bass drum, one of the world’s largest in 1972. This drum had been used in Disneyland parades in the 1960s, when Mickey Mouse used to beat it using large drumsticks. The beloved parade returns to Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. to headline “Summer Nightastic!” June 6 through Aug. 14, 2010. Photo by Gene Duncan, courtesy of Disney.
Disney Parks has just offered up this television spot for the Summer Nightastic promotion kicking off at the Walt Disney World resort on June 6. The ad does in fact use the theme we introduced you to back in early May, but the video footage used in the commercials appears to be exclusively attractions from Disneyland (note the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster guns that can be held, the Mad Tea Party, the new dragon in Disneyland’s Fantasmic! and, I suppose, the Hollywood Backlot sign from California Advenure, amongst others).
This isn’t of course the first time Disneyland footage has been snuck into promotional material for Walt Disney World, but this has to be a rarity, if not a first, that the Disneyland Resort is almost exclusively being used to promote its sister resort.
Update: It appears that Disney Parks has taken this commercial offline for reasons unknown, although the video did garner pages of comments wondering why footage of other Disney Resorts were being used to promote Walt Disney World. On a related note, Disney Parks is running a commercial featuring Alice in Wonderland characters promoting the free Disney Dining Plan promotion at Walt Disney World. After noticing that the combination of Dumbo and Cinderella Castle and the family dining outside was hard to visualize in my own mind, it became hard to miss that the Mad Tea Party (with the family riding it) from Disneyland is also featured. Not only are the two locations’ versions of the attractions very visibly different, but pausing the commercial in the right spot clearly shows the mushroom structure by the Alice in Wonderland attraction which once served as a ticket booth.
Update #2: The ad has been re-uploaded and the post updated to reflect the new URL.
Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” will light up the streets of Magic Kingdom, headlining a season of after-dark excitement coming to Walt Disney World Resort in summer 2010. Beginning June 6 and continuing through Aug. 14, “Summer Nightastic!” will light up the night with shimmering, shining Disney magic in Walt Disney World theme parks.
Here’s a look at what’s in store: Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” returns with its joyous sights and sounds. The parade will feature new floats and characters appearing for the first time at the Magic Kingdom. Returning from Disneyland Resort and marking its first appearance 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 also join the fun this summer aboard bright new floats. Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” is set for its summer-long nighttime premiere June 6 at Magic Kingdom. “Summer Nightastic!” also means music! Guests wanting to “trip the light fantastic” to sizzling summer sounds will find high energy DJ music at “Rock N’ Glow Dance Party” in the courtyard of Rock ‘n’ Roller CoasterStarring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At Epcot, the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series returns (June 12-July 31) with bands playing musical tributes to artists who filled summers gone by with musical magic. What could be more summery than fireworks on a star-studded night? Magic Kingdom will treat guests to “Summer Nightastic Fireworks Spectacular,” filling the night sky with vivid colors and brilliant visual effects while whimsical music fills the air.
If you can’t wait for the Main Street Electrical Parade and the rest of Summer Nightastic at Walt Disney World this year, or if you can’t go, here’s a little taste to help bring the magic home to you.
The theme is titled I Want to Go and it pretty much explains it all, although I must confess it ends up sounding more like a commercial for Coney Island to me, if not Dave & Buster’s.
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And just for kicks, I’ve opted to transcribe the lyrics (as I hear them):
(I want to go!)
Park hopping, fast ride dropping
Flyin’ through Space Mountain sky
(I want to go!)
Magical dreamin’, Tower drop Screamin’
It’s a spectacular night
Jungle Cruise roarin’, Toy Story, Soarin’
Electric Light Parade and my heart soars
Everyone’s dancin’, fireworks blastin’
Let’s go to Disney’s Summer Nightastic
Let’s go to Disney’s Summer Nightastic
The Walt Disney World Resort reports that its previously announced ‘Summer Nightastic!‘ program which features the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade will begin on June 6 and run through August 14.
Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Walt Disney World for ‘Summer Nightastic’; Tower of Terror Upgrade
At a media event taking place this evening at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, Walt Disney World has confirmed a ‘Summer Nightastic’ line-up of events beginning in June in which the historic Main Street Electrical Parade will find its way back along the streets of the Magic Kingdom. With updated LED technology, a new audio system and even new floats, featuring Tinker Bell, Pinocchio and Snow White, the classic favorite is sure to thrill a whole new generation.
During the summer-long event, it’s also expected that Wishes will be temporarily replaced by Magic, Music and Mayhem, the odds-on favorite from the former Pirate and Princess Parties.
Also announced is a mysterious upgrade for the Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios including new effects and a new drop sequence.