Once again, I find myself in a state of blog neglect.
The last time I neglected my blog was due to Hurricane Irma. This time it is due to my brand new, and already over, addiction to Olympics curling. I found myself watching a curling match every afternoon. I am drawn in by the strategy and drama. Yes, there was drama in curling. But, I digress. When not watching curling I have been pretty busy.
We took advantage of the Disney After Hours event in January. This is a separately ticketed event at the Magic Kingdom. The night we were there the event ran from 8pm – 11pm. I have read that admission is limited to 1,500 or so people. I have no idea if that is accurate. But, imagine that – only 1,500 people in the park. There are little to no lines for any of the rides. It is ideal. Plus, as a bonus soda and water as free as well as ice cream treats and popcorn.
We arrived in the park at 7pm and did some window shopping on Main Street while getting ourselves to the hub to see the newish fireworks program Happily Ever After. This is an amazing show with a cool mix of projection on the castle of scenes from movies mixed with music and fireworks.
After the show we were left in the park alone with about 1,497 of our friends. In 2 ½ hours we were able to ride:
- Space Mountain
- Astro Obiter
- Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- The Haunted Mansion
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
We were also able to get photos together at the castle with little to no other people in the background.
This is the third year we have attended one of these Disney After Hours events. We have gone once just the two of us, and twice with our daughter. This has always been a fun, traffic-free night in the park for us.
We are already looking forward to next year!