Discover Magic at a Disney After Hours Event. Magic Kingdom, at the Walt Disney World Resort, is hosting this hard ticketed event during select nights through September. Here is a Review of our experience from the July 14th evening of fun.
We began our evening at the Transportation and Ticket Center. A Cast Member handed us our event tickets and the Disney After Hours brochure. The monorail provided us the transportation needed on our journey to Discover Magic.
Upon our arrival at the Magic Kingdom, we were greeted by a Cast Member who welcomed us to the Disney After Hours Event.
As we entered the park, dusk was upon us. We ventured around the Magic Kingdom to Discover Magic in the form of some lovely scenery. Belle and Beast’s Castle was aglow, atop its mountain of rocks, in the dimming light.
Once Upon A Time, our first attempt to Discover Magic took place in the form of making a wish upon a Princesses castle. The beautiful Castle, pictured above, belongs to none other than Cinderella and her Prince Charming. The colors and pictures projected onto the Castle were nothing short of magnificent!
Our second attempt to Discover Magic took place aboard a crafty corny joke boat. The Skipper, and two Chip and Company representatives, boarded the vessel to cruise through a curious jungle. Luckily, after journeying for “Niles and Niles,” witnessing the “backside of water” and meeting Trader Sam we arrived back to where it all began.
Official wait times were actually walk-right-on-times! There were literally no lines for any rides. We experienced almost every single ride offered at the Magic Kingdom in about 2.5 hours.
In fact, the only lines we experienced were the lines for the snack carts.
Snacks from the snack carts were complimentary all evening long.
After contemplating for 13 minutes, and agreeing we were NOT going to pick up any hitch-hiking ghosts, we approached the Haunted Mansion. Even in our attempts to Discover Magic, prior to entering this building the hair on the back of our necks began to tingle. We turned and were startled to discover Madame Leota staring at us “from regions beyond.”
After a Doom Buggy tour of the Haunted Mansion, we moved around the park to experience a multitude of additional experiences.
We enjoyed the opportunity to Discover Magic in the form of some fabulous photo-ops.
We realized that our time to Discover Magic was coming to a close. We meandered through the park to take notice of the sheer beauty of the Magic Kingdom Park at Night. Three hours flew by and we had such a fabulous time. We will back to experience the Character Meets on our next adventure to Discover Magic.
Prior to exiting the park, we took a moment to stop and say “Thank you” to Walt Disney and the infamous Mouse who started it all.
You can see our Live Video of The Kiss Goodnight here:
We wish to extend a special “Thank you” to the folks of the Disney Company and Walt Disney World for providing us the opportunity to Discover Magic. The Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom provides an incredible opportunity to enjoy the park at a more relaxed pace. If your plans can fit in this event, you will find the price to be worth the benefits incurred by this experience.
Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park is a hard ticketed event that will run you $119 for advance purchase per person age 3 and up, $124 the day of the event or $89 for Annual Passholders. The dates currently available are as follows: July 21 & 28 and August 4 & 11, from 10:00 pm-1:00 am. August 30 & September 20 from 9:00 pm-12:00 am.
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