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Re-discover After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park

After hours Magic Kingdom Disney

Disney World after hours has returned for this year until March 2017! Be part of the limited number of guests allowed to stay in the Magic Kingdom park up to 3 hours after the park closes. During 7 selected nights from January to March 2017 you can purchase an after hours ticket giving you access to 25 popular attractions as well as Character Greetings!
Peter Pan’s flight, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, Disney Princess Greetings and many more attractions await you during those evenings at Magical Kingdom park.

Don’t wait to purchase your tickets as only a limited number of attendees are allowed for each selected after hours nights! With each admission you can enjoy the best of Disney World Magic Kingdom park almost to yourself!

  • Enjoy 25 of your favorite attractions with almost no wait as this event is only opened to a small number of guests.
  • You can enter the park as early as 7:00p.m to witness the “Wishes” fireworks spectacular at the Cinderella Castle.
  • You can enjoy complimentary ice-cream, popcorn and selected beverages during your after hours experience.
  • You can also purchase select menu items at different locations in the park as well as at the Main Street Bakery.

This is the chance to experience the Magic Kingdom park like never before and make this holiday truly special for you and your whole family!

The nights selected for this fantastic opportunity are: January – 20 & 27; February – 2; 9 & 16; March – 2 &9. The tickets are available to purchase directly on the Walt Disney World Resort official website for USD 119.

If you are planning to go with small children, you can rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rental and keep it for the whole duration of your stay, including during your after hours experience at Disney!

Fireworks Make Wishes Come True at Disney

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The Wishes Nighttime Spectacular at Disney Magic Kingdom is all about making wishes come true!

Come and marvel at the spectacle while the most famous and beloved Disney characters invite you to sing and wish upon a star.
Jimmy Cricket, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Ariel, Peter Pan and many more invite you along to the magnificent Cinderella Castle at 8:00pm for the biggest, most magical fireworks show of all!! You will hear each of them make a wish under the stars: Cinderella wishes to go to the ball, Pinocchio wishes to become a real boy, Ariel wishes to have real legs… You will sing along the most famous Disney songs and you will too be able to wish upon the starts. Will your wish become true? There is only one way to find out!

This is an incredible show about wishes coming true, it is sang and narrated by your favorite characters and boasts spectacular, bright lights upon the Cinderella Castle.  Don’t miss out on Tinker Bell’s flight above the castle and over the park during this breath taking musical as the most extravagant fireworks illuminate the sky at the end of the night. The whole park vibrates with the rumbling thunder of the fireworks, as blazing rockets race and explode into the sky in a multitude of sparkles and glowing colors.

No matter how many times you have seen this show, the magic of it makes it a worthwhile emotional experience for the whole family every single time. Be sure to prepare tissues as it will certainly bring you tears of joy and love, and will leave you with the best kiss goodnight Disney Resort could offer you during your holiday.

It is a free activity that lasts 12 minutes. You can stand in the Cinderella forecourt or surrounded bridges for the best view of the show.

The Big Thunder Mountain Has Re-opened

The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Magic Kingdom Disney

The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has finally re-opened on November 19, 2016 after 4 months of refurbishment!
The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad underwent a major refurbishment last summer 2016 for the first time since 2012. It has now re-opened and is ready to welcome you and your family for a fun ride back in time of gold mining!

This adventurous ride gets its storyline from back in the 1850s were gold was discovered in the American Southwest. In the space of one night a small mining town became a thriving centre for the gold mining industry. A very long line of mine trains was created in order to transport the gold extracted from the Thunder Mountain. Hop on the train and let it take you back in time for an unforgettable adventure! Ride along the 200 foot mountain to the gold mining company where legends of ghosts and supernatural events have been revived by Disney World in the Magic Kingdom.

All refurbished and almost brand new, you can now enjoy the spectacular new lightings effects on the mountain and geysers, a smoother ride as new track sections were installed during the refurbishment, and a fresh splash of paint has given the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad a new fresher look, ready for excitement and adventure.

This ride has been designed for the thrill of the whole family to make sure children and grown-ups have the time of their life!!

Thunder Mountain reopens this November!

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Thunder Mountain is scheduled to reopen November 19, 2016.

Here are 3 interesting facts about Thunder Mountain:

  1. The original opening date of Thunder Mountain was November 15, 1980.
  2. Many people believe it is made of rocks, but it is actually a giant steel construction (6,500 tons, to be exact).
  3. The mining equipment that is used as props is real antique equipment that was used in working mines!

And 3 extra fun facts about Magic Kingdom you probably haven’t heard before:

  1. Magic Kingdom (107 acres) is bigger than the original Disneyland in California (85 acres).
  2. In Magic Kingdom you will find more than one thousand animated Disney characters!
  3. The Cinderella Castle is made of… fiberglass.