DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT WDW AFTER DARK
Decorating the roof towers of the Haunted Mansion are chess pieces—you’ll notice a couple of pawns, rooks, kings, queens, etc... However, there is no knight chess piece because it is always "night" inside the Haunted Mansion. Let’s discover some more nighttime fun facts!
All Disney Resorts offer poolside movies in the evening. They are usually displayed on a giant inflatable screen, which is located near the pool area. Enjoy a different Disney film each night.
The most difficult part of putting on Epcot’s nightly show, ILLUMINATIONS: Reflections of Earth, is actually getting the globe to the center of World Showcase Lagoon. When it’s transported from backstage through the canal, there are only six inches on each side for the Led-covered orb to pass through, which explains the dark scratch lines on the walls!
Disney pays incredible attention to detail, right down to the sidewalk. On Main Street, the differing colors help to subconsciously guide guests and keep them from tripping at night.
Every single evening, just before the last guests leave Magic Kingdom at closing, some special remarks are made called The Kiss Goodnight. This 2-minute special audio message is played every 30 minutes after park closing, and begins by Cinderella Castle being lit up with twinkling lights, accompanied by the song, “When You Wish Upon a Star.” While this is playing, a narrator greets the guests with a wishful message about making dreams come true.
Did you know about campfires at select Disney Resorts? Have some fun, roast marshmallows, and make s’mores with other Guests. A favorite campfire location is at the Fort Wilderness campgrounds. Here, Chip and Dale will join Guests for a sing-along! The two chipmunks will also come around and take pictures.
If you were to spend one night in each and every Disney Resort Hotel room, it would take you 68 years!
Nature’s very own daily sunsets helped Disney Imagineers in choosing which colors to shine on Spaceship Earth every night at Epcot.
Back when it was still called Disney’s MGM Studios, the original fireworks show, displayed nightly above the Chinese Theatre, was called Sorcery in the Sky.
The Electrical Water Pageant sails between the Magic Kingdom Resorts each night, and offers a fun display of several large ‘screens’ that light up with correlating tunes across the Seven Seas Lagoon. This parade lasts 5-10 minutes in front of each Resort, but takes about 30-45 minutes to complete its full route. Be sure to check with your Resort for the times.