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The extremely popular Egyptian tableau, which has been seen by millions of visitors over the years, is back after a major overhaul this year.

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But some things do not change and the more-formal Egyptian design is still fronted by the ever-popular Mummy, which pops up when you least expect it! Taking centre stage again is the Egyptian sarcophagus, which eerily opens to reveal a mummified secret.

Doctor Who

Sci-Fi fans are in for a treat as the most mysterious, menacing and mean monsters from the last three series of BBC Drama's hit programme Doctor Who make their Illuminations debut along the Golden Mile.

Space Invasion

THEY'VE landed.........there's a space invasion on Gynn Island as the aliens join in the fun of the Illuminations.

The opalescent mothership hovers more than 40ft in the air, battling it out with eight spaceships arranged in formation defending their territory.

Using colour-changing LEDs, the new feature, created from the popular alien craft which used to adorn the Promenade, is an out-of-this-world spectacle that has to be seen.


Interior design guru Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen fell in love with Blackpool while filming for BBC One's Holiday programme.

Now he has designed and created a brand new section for the 2007 Blackpool Illuminations display called Decodance.

There's a chance for the family to watch their favourite shows – in some cases ahead of their release on DVD – on the BBC Portal video screen on the Bispham clifftops.

The featured entertainment includes the Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, from the breathtaking new drama series for children from the makers of Doctor Who.

Sarah Jane Smith is known to Doctor Who fans as the daring investigative journalist, who since returning to Earth after travelling with the Doctor had dedicated her life to investigating alien activity right here on earth.

There is also the challenges of the Raven, as well as Dinosapien, which follows the adventures of four teenagers who discover that dinosaurs had never become extinct.

For younger visitors, Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and the Tombliboos are all In the Night Garden, and there are adventures galore for Charlie and Lola.