DISNEY AFTER DARK
Walt Disney World, never one for subtle displays, turns up the “wow” even more when you have kids old enough to stay awake past dinner. There are parades, dance parties, and Fourth of July–worthy fireworks every night. Plus, big kids will get to experience some of their favorite rides in a whole new light.
“In some ways, the parks after dark are better than the parks during the day,” says Jason Cochran, author of Frommer’s Easyguide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando. “It’s cooler, many of the longest lines have died down, and there’s tons of extra entertainment piled on.” Added bonus: With ticket prices hovering around $100 a day, if you stick around for nighttime activities, you can stretch your budget. So choose a park from our list, and get ready to say so long to bedtime. (Hey, it’s a vacation after all.)
The nightly fireworks above Cinderella’s castle are the largest in Disney World.