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On the Road with Mickey #72 – Nighttime things to do at Disney

May 31, 2021
Nighttime things to do at DisneySeason 2, Episode 22 – Nighttime things to do at Disney

Nighttime things to do at Disney

Hey everyone, I’m Mike, she’s Sophie, and that’s Brenda, and we’re On the Road with Mickey! This is Season 2, Episode 22 for May 31, 2021, and our feature topic today is Nighttime things to do at Disney. Today we are taking a look at the things at Disney that we love to experience at night, whether it be attractions, different areas of the resort, or just about anything! So, grab a drink, relax, and join us as we talk about all the things that we came up with! Here’s our rundown of what we talked about:

  • Cheddar from the Big Cheese
    • Brenda: Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club Resort has reopened! It opened on May 18, and is serving breakfast from 7:30 – 11:30AM, and dinner from 5:00 – 9:00PM. Currently, there are no characters, but hopefully that will change soon. For now, at least the price has been modified to reflect the lack of characters — it is now priced at $25 per adult, $14 per child (plus tax and gratuity) while it was previously priced at around $42 per adult, and $27 per child pre-pandemic.
    • Sophie: May 20, 1996 — over five years before I was born! — Disney’s Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course opened! This year marks the 25th anniversary of it opening!
    • Mike: June 15, 2021: Disneyland opens up to Guests from outside of California!

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  • Feature Topic: Nighttime things to do at Disney
    • Brenda’s choices:
      • RIDES: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Slinky Dog Dash, Expedition Everest, Dumbo, Nighttime viewing of Kilimanjaro Safaris, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (and the queue is fantastic at night), TTA PeopleMover, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel 
      • ACTIVITIES: Many years ago, my family started enjoying what we called our “monorail mania meal.” We would start at the Grand Floridian for drinks, then hop the monorail to eat at the Contempo Café at the Contemporary and then monorail to the Polynesian to enjoy dessert (bet you can’t guess which one hahahahaha). During our meal we would enjoy seeing the Electric Water Pageant. 
      • PARK OFFERINGS: Closing down the Magic Kingdom, enjoying the beautiful Pandora – World of Avatar which is so gorgeous at night; Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios which is super cool at night; and, of course, the World Showcase is very romantic at night.
      • RESORT FUN: Nighttime swimming at your resort.

    • Sophie’s choices:
      • The Not-so-Scary Halloween Party and the Very Merry Christmas Party
      • Disney Springs
      • Pool Time and Late-night Resort Attractions

    • Mike’s choices:
      • Jellyrolls Boardwalk
      • World Showcase
      • Block Party
      • Fireworks
      • Extra Magic Hours
      • Night vision goggles at AKL
      • A special night…

    • Listener Responses
      • Tony says to rent a pontoon boat for Magic Kingdom Fireworks or Epcot show
      • Deb says “Sitting on the beach at the Poly watching the Electric Parade on the Water, Fireworks when they have them and of course seeing the monorail make the rounds.”
      • Di says “Campfire with Chip and Dale!”

  • This Day in Disney History for May 31

  • Disney Who’s Who Character:
    • Jaq from Cinderella

  • Walt Disney Quote
    • This quote is from a March, 1941 issue of Ladies Home Journal in an article entitled, “Mr. and Mrs. Disney.” The article stated, “When Disney was eight his parents moved to Kansas City. Around this time he developed another talent, the ability to act, which has turned out much better than his drawing. In 1913 Kansas City was a hive of Chaplin-impersonation contests. Walt said, ‘I’d get in line with half a dozen guys. I’d ad lib and play with my cane and gloves. Sometimes I’d win $5, sometimes $2.50, sometimes just get carfare. I made the wig out of old hemp used to stuff pipes; it stunk of creosote. Later I got wise to crepe hair.’ According to Alva Johnston, a student of the period, Disney was the second-best Chaplin in Kansas City.” ~ Walt Disney

  • Listener Picture Submissions
    • We have photo and video submissions this week from the following listeners:
      • Sheila
      • Megan
      • Deb

  • Coming Next Week: Surprise topic!
  • Sponsorship

As always, thank you for listening. We are having a lot of fun talking Disney, and I’m glad you are enjoying it as well! Remember, you can reach us in many ways — by email to info@ontheroadwithmickey.com. You can also talk to us on our Facebook Page, On the Road with Mickey or in our On the Road with Mickey Group. Feel free to join us! Have a great week, and we’ll be back to talk with you again next week!