Have You Heard About the Kiss Goodnight at the Magic Kingdom?
The month of love is here! To celebrate February and the swift approach of Valentine’s Day, we here at MickeyBlog thought we’d put you in the mood by sharing some of our favorite Disney moments that really pull at those heartstrings. We’ll start with one of our favorite ways to end our Disney days- a very special nightly treat at the Magic Kingdom called the ” Kiss Goodnight.”
You may have heard Disney regulars talking about this magical happening with fond affection without really knowing what it is. We are excited to share this extra little bit of pixie dust with you!
The “Kiss Goodnight” is a special moment that happens a half an hour after the park closes. As guests start to empty out of the park, go against the grain and stay nearby Cinderella Castle to catch this nightly sign-off.
You’ll know the “Kiss Goodnight” has started as “Wish Upon a Star” starts playing over the loudspeaker. During this time Cinderella Castle comes to life in a glittering display of lights in beautiful blue and purple hues. The light shows lasts 2-3 minutes. Consider it the Castle’s way of saying “Nighty Night.”
This special send-off also includes a short message played over the loudspeakers. It goes like this:
“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.”
Mickey Mouse closes out the evening by saying “So long everybody. See ya real soon!” just as “When You Wish Upon a Star” comes to its dramatic conclusion.
Though on the surface, the “Kiss Goodnight” may seem so simple, ask any Disney regular to list some of their favorite Disney moments and this one usually makes the cut. Here at MickeyBlog, we consider it the icing on the cake of your magical visit! But don’t take our word for it! Check it out next time you’re at the Magic Kingdom.
The “Kiss Goodnight” takes place every evening 30 minutes after close. However, it typically does not occur during special evening events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
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