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Staying in Magic Kingdom After Closing:
A Little Know Disney Tip
Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World is known as the Most Magical Place on Earth. There is so much to do. Oftentimes, a family can rush from one attraction and to the next and never feel like they can slow down and take in the atmosphere. The parks are often very crowded, too. Walt Disney said, “The Magic is in the details.” Staying in the Disney Parks After Closing allows families a way to take in the details.
Magic Kingdom does not shut down abruptly at closing time. You still have about an hour to meander through the park. While the attractions will be closed as well as most of the restaurants, some of the shops and restaurants will remain open for up to an hour. Most of the park patrons will be rushing for the exit, but you do not have to follow suit. Here are five main benefits to Staying in Magic Kingdom after Closing.
Take in the Details
Staying in Magic Kingdom after Closing allows you time to enjoy the details as crowds dwindle. We especially love New Fantasyland and Tomorrowland after dark. With less crowds, you can better appreciate the hanging lanterns at Rapunzel’s restroom, the Enchanted Forest by Belle’s Cottage, Gaston’s Tavern, the lights of Astro Orbiter, and the space age details of Tomorrowland. You will be gently funneled toward Main Street USA, but there is some extra time.
Photo Opportunities Abound
Have your camera ready! Some of your best souvenir photos can be taken during this time. Unobstructed views and not feeling rushed with people (and strollers!) trying to run you over lead to some great photo shots. You can get pictures of your family without anyone photo-bombing you. It is likely the best opportunity to take pictures of Cinderella Castle.
Late Night Snacks
Casey’s Corner, Main Street Bakery (Starbucks), and Plaza Ice Cream Parlor will usually remain open for a short while after closing. You can get a snack, a decaf latte’, or an ice cream cone to enjoy while you wander the park, take photos, or…
Shop on Main Street USA
Staying in Magic Kingdom after Closing allows extra time to find souvenirs in the shops along Main Street USA. They will almost always stay open for a full hour. Unfortunately, the shops are usually quite busy during this time! It is still nice to extend your day, though.
The Kiss Goodnight
Every night after closing at half hour intervals, Magic Kingdom gives you The Kiss Goodnight. Cinderella Castle twinkles to the music of When You Wish Upon a Star while a narrator wishes you goodnight. This presentation telling what meaning Walt Disney wanted the park to have for guests is a favorite of many of us who know about it.
Be careful not to miss your bus or monorail! Make sure to keep track of time and be sure to know how long the transportation to your resort or to your car will be running. That could lead to a long walk!
I hope you find this helpful and can use this tip about Staying in Magic Kingdom after Closing to extend your fun in the Most Magical Place on Earth.
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