• On Aug 2, 2018
    James from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Sept 20th we will be in Magic Kingdom and look forward to the Kiss Goodnight at the end. Just found out park closes at 9pm and Disney After Hours is from 9-12. What can we expect for the Kiss Goodnight on this day and needing to be out by 9pm?

    Hi James, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Your September Walt Disney World vacation will be here before you know it, and I love that you’re at the stage of planning those special moments for your time in The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    The Kiss Goodnight is indeed a truly magical way to end a day in Magic Kingdom Park; I cry every time I see those twinkling lights on Cinderella Castle and hear the beautiful narrative. The park is so still and peaceful, and the magic in the air is palpable. It’s a special moment that many Guests don’t experience.

    Because there is Disney After Hours on September 20th, the Kiss Goodnight will not happen with the end of regular park hours at 9:00 p.m. because the park has not closed. The Kiss Goodnight usually happens 30 minutes after the park closes for the day, as the last Guests wander through Magic Kingdom Park on their way out, and then sometimes an hour after that, depending on the night. 

    My best advice for you is to check with a Cast Member when you enter the park that day. They should know the times for that day and might have advice for you since seeing this magical moment is important to you. You might also want to consider visiting Magic Kingdom Park on another night if your plans are flexible.

    Another thing to know is that each park has its own nighttime magic. From the twinkling fireflies in the Tree of Life Awakening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to the glittering sidewalks around Epcot’s Spaceship Earth to the gorgeous neon in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, each of the theme parks has its own beauty and energy at night. I hope you have a chance to experience the magic of each one on your upcoming vacation, James.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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