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  • On Jan 22, 2023
    Maria from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    On 3/14/23, MK closes at 9. Will we be able to linger to see Kiss Goodnight? It's my birthday and 1st time doing so in the parks- just hoping to finally catch it

    Happy unbirthday, Maria, although the real deal is coming up soon! My family often plans our visits to Walt Disney World Resort around birthdays because it is truly the most magical way to celebrate. 

    The Kiss Goodnight is a real treat, Maria, with Cinderella Castle gleaming in the quiet night with her lights twinkling. It's an enchanting way to end a day at Magic Kingdom Park, and it's the perfect time to snap some photos on a nearly-empty Main Street, USA. 

    I have an early birthday surprise for you, Maria! I spoke to a helpful Cast Member, and he told me that the show is currently running on nights when there are no after-hours events scheduled. I checked the calendar, and March 14 is listed as a regular park day at this time, so you should be able to see the day-ending show of your dreams.

    The Kiss Goodnight usually happens about 30 minutes after the listed time for park closing. Keep an eye on the park schedule because hours are always subject to change, but if you're lucky, the show will begin around 9:30 PM. It only lasts a few minutes, and if you're planning to use any complimentary transportation back to a Disney Resort Hotel, don't forget they'll typically stop running an hour or so after the park closes.

    Maria, I have another fun tip you might want to check out for your birthday celebration. Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square will personalize celebration buttons for a small charge. Stop by anytime to place your order, and you'll get a text when your button is ready. I think these make a fabulous keepsake. There's nothing like having Cast Members and other guests wish you a happy birthday throughout the parks. It makes me feel like a princess!

    I know you're going to have a spectacular birthday, Maria! Stop by planDisney if you have any other questions.

    Magic awaits,

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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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