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I have heard about the "Kiss Goodnight" at MK. Is this done every night, or only those nights when there are not special parties at MK? Also, what time is it? Are buses to the resorts still running when it ends or do we need to find alternativ
- Asked by Dina from NJ on 4/14/2008
There’s nothing like a wonderful goodnight kiss, especially while staring at Cinderella’s Castle.
At park’s closing, the Kiss Goodnight is performed with the castle changing brilliant colors. You’ll hear “we hope that your magical journey with us has created wonderful memories that will last a lifetime”. There is a quote from Walt Disney and a “so long” from Mickey Mouse. When “When You Wish Upon A Star” begins to play, that’s when my tears start to fall. As all of this is happening, the Castle is changing colors. I love the purple/pink hue. Finally it ends with the castle going to a brilliant white and then lastly all blue. It’s breath-taking.
Buses will still be running if you stay for this ceremony. There is no need to rush out of the park when the attractions close down as the stores will continue to be open too. I have seen this performed right at closing as well as a half hour after official park closing. Some evenings, it is performed multiple times.
If the park is open for Extra Magic Hours (EMH), it seems to occur only at the end of the EMH evening. For example on April 13 the park closes at 3 a.m. to EMH guests. The Goodnight Kiss is scheduled for every half hour from 3:00-4:30 a.m. This current schedule shows it scheduled on 4 evenings between April 13-19.
Sometimes the first showing is right at park closing times and on other evenings the first showing is 30 minutes after the official park closing. It is not being performed on April 16 which is the evening of a Pirate and Princess Party. It seems that when the park needs to be cleared out quickly such as for party evenings that the Goodnight Kiss is not scheduled.
If you search for “steve soares” you’ll come across his wonderful guide to WDW Entertainment. He includes these non-published Goodnight Kiss times. Check it out for the week of your visit.
Enjoy your Magic Kingdom smooch!