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Disney has announced that Main Street Electrical Parade will return to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom this summer, along with a number of other special summer updates to the resort's attractions.

The returning parade will form part of Disney's "Summer Nightastic!" celebration, which will run for a limited period from June 2010. It is the first time the parade has made an appearance at Walt Disney World since 2001, and means that the parade will not run at Disney's California Adventure during the summer period.

New LED lights and audio technology will feaure in the Electrical Parade, which will also include floats that were not present in the previous Florida version. Tinker Bell will lead out the rest of the parading characters, on-board a "magical balloon" float, while other new floats will include Pinocchio and Snow White.

Also new at the Magic Kingdom will be a special summer fireworks show, replacing the current Wishes fireworks display for the duration of the summer. Meanwhile, Epcot will see the return of the Sounds Like Summer concert series, and Disney's Animal Kingdom will have its opening hours extended several nights a week.

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror will receive a long-awaited update, adding new lighting effects and a new drop sequence. Both have been created for the "Summer Nightastic!" celebrations, and it not yet clear whether they will remain in place permanently - although it seems likely that this will be the case.

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