4.) Splash Mountain-This Magic Kingdom attraction takes place both indoors and outdoors; and when you ride at night, the exterior scenery is all lit up and you get the chance to cruise around Chick-a-Pin Hill under the stars, as well as portions of the park lit up for the night. We have even seen the Main Street Electrical Parade wind through the park as we floated by. The best view has to be right at the top of the big drop where, for a moment, you can see the glowing castle and the park lit up for the night!
3.) Expedition Everest-Animal Kingdom usually closes earlier than the other parks; but if it happens to open after sundown, you should definitely take advantage of it! The park is really cool at night and offers a different experience, but the real draw for us has to be a nighttime ride on Expedition Everest! The darkness only adds to exotic, adventurous atmosphere; and the nighttime view of the park is spectacular! And is it just us, or is the Yeti even scarier at night?
2.) Jungle Cruise-Since this attraction is completely outdoors, riding at night is very different than during the day. Don't worry though, all of the amusing scenery and gags are illuminated, but the dark adds to the sense of adventure and sometimes the Jungle Cruise Skippers are a little more loose with their script. As one skipper said during one our ventures, "Welcome to the Night Cruises!" Another perk of riding after dark? The line is almost always non-existent!
1.) Big Thunder Mountain-It's a family tradition for us to hop aboard the "wildest ride in the wilderness" at night during Wishes! Why? This particular attraction offers some amazing views of the display as you whiz through the canyon and climb the hills! Plus, there are new details to see at night when you ride, and it feels like it goes faster too!