The Kiss Goodnight at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park is something many guests miss because they don’t even know it exists. However, it is one of the greatest happenings in the Magic Kingdom…..yet most guests miss out on it. The Kiss Goodnight is 2-mintues in length, and is Disney’s way of saying “good night” to guests who are leaving Magic Kingdom.
The Kiss Goodnight occurs about every 30-minutes after the Magic Kingdom closes. So essentially you could see it multiple times on your way out of the park. It starts with Cinderella’s Castle twinkling. And then, the music to “When You Wish Upon a Star” starts playing as the castle lights up and twinkles. As guests are leaving Magic Kingdom Park, a narrator comes over the loud speaker and says, “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, on behalf of everyone here at the Magic Kingdom, we thank you for joining us today for a magic gathering of family, friends, fun, and fantasy. We hope your magical journey with us has created wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
Walt Disney said that the Magic Kingdom is a world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, magic and make believe are reborn, and fairy tales come true. The Magic Kingdom is a place for the young and the young at heart. A special place where when you wish upon a star, your dreams can come true. Until we see you again, have a safe trip home. Thank you, and goodnight.”
It’s a final presentation that takes place at Cinderella’s castle and includes music, color-changing lights illuminating the castle, a 3 minute narration and even a wish goodnight from Mickey Mouse! It’s simply one last piece of the magic to experience and enjoy before heading back to your resort for a good night’s sleep. On most nights it will run every 30 minutes for an hour or so after closing. It’s not listed in the Times Guide, but most Cast Members will be able to tell you the next Presentation time.
On your next visit to Magic Kingdom, don’t hurry out of the park at closing! Be sure to stay around for an hour or so, to fully enjoy the Kiss Goodnight! It makes an amazing end to your Disney day!
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