Walt Disney World comes alive at night. We’re convinced that the parks were mades to experienced at nighttime, because there’s something entirely magical about the parks when the lights come on, and everything starts twinkling, which is one reason we think the Magic Kingdom is better at night. A…
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Guys – there are plenty of rides at Walt Disney World that we think are seriously underrated, and we think Astro Orbiter is one of them. Why does Dumbo get all the praise, when Astro Orbiter gets the shaft? WE LOVE ASTRO ORBITER! It’s even better at night, when this second story ride has stunning views of Bay Lake and Cinderella’s Castle.
The ‘Wildest Ride in the Wilderness’ becomes a completely different experience when it’s dark outside. The dramatic lighting effects on the mountain make the ride more thrilling and enchanting (and one of our favorites in the parks!) once nighttime falls. This is a not-to-be-missed Disney experience.
For a solid two years, Splash Mountain was my favorite ride. Although I’m incredibly indecisive when it comes to Disney parks (my favorite ride seems to switch from trip to trip!), I still think that Splash Mountain is much better at night, when you can see beautiful views of Cinderella’s Castle, and you drop down a water slide without really being able to see the end.
Tower of Terror is without a doubt the creepiest ride at Walt Disney World, and if you really want to up the spooky factor, taking a ride when it’s dark, will really leave you scared. The Tower of Terror is so intricately themed, that it needs to be experienced like it’s supposed to be: when it’s dark outside.
We love Expedition Everest, especially because very recently, the Animal Kingdom has extended its operating hours, so you can face the Yeti of Everest at night anytime you want. We love the ride during the day, but there’s something exhilarating about hurdling through the mountains and escaping the Yeti in the darkness.
Don’t get me wrong, we will take the over-sized teacups at The Magic Kingdom for a spin anytime of day, but we enjoy our dizzying spin even more at night. We love the lights of Fantasyland, and how uncrowded we usually find this ride at night, as we hate lines! At night, the lanterns are illuminated, and there’s something magical about seeing the lights of Fantasyland twirl behind you as you spin.
Speaking of Dumbo, this ride becomes even more magical when the sun goes down. Dumbo has fantastic lighting, great views, and is an amazing classic Disney ride. We’re fans of anything in Fantasyland, and Dumbo is no exception. Make your next trip to the big top a night-time twirl.