Since there's no Fantasmic, does that mean the Mark Twain is sailing tonight? And does anyone know if its open until park closing?
I'm so used to not being able to ride it at night due to Fantasmic.
I'm not sure if it will be open until closing, but they'll probably keep it running after sunset at 7pm. Just a guess. I've been there before in December on a weekday and it was running after dark. They've got a light that comes on that will allow guests to see a bit of the Indian Village, etc.
Try to shoot for an almost dark time but not quite.. As once its dark, it gets pretty boring since you cant see anything until you come by the lit up show scenes.
Riding the Mark Twain at night is one of the most magical experiences a person can have at Disneyland. You're right. You can't see much. But that only adds to the magic. All you can see is the design of the Mark Twain, the river, and a few trees. You might just as well be in 1800's America. There are no other clues to suggest otherise.