Just spent the night in the MK (a miserable humid, typical summer night) and got to enjoy the 9-midnight hours for resort guests.
It makes you wonder if someone at Disney who monitors these type of forums finally got it in their heads that many people actually do enjoy staying out late in theme parks, especially in the summertime.
I, personally, find it very interesting that the Orlando Sentinel was looking into writing a story about the old E-Ride Night ripoffs thatDisney ran from 1997-2004 when Disney suddenly decided to stop that program and offer the EMH's at night, something many of us have been pushing for (I wrote about this many, many times on LaughingPlace.com before I was asked not to post because I was too harsh on Disney.)
Anyway, the park was loaded with folks having a good time at night. It was great to do Peter Pan, PhilharMagic, Small World and Haunted Mansion all in the last hour alone.
Reminded me of the old days ... when the MK was open until either midnight or 1 a.m. EVERY night in the summer for EVERY guest with EVERY attraction running.
The only sour note of the whole evening was listening to Michael Bolton, who has the talent of a lima bean, warble 'A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes' over and over again on some huge stage they set up in Town Square. Have no idea what it was being taped for. Knowing Disney, it might be for the Christmas Parade. Anyone know? Any CMs?
And while the park appeared well-kempt, it was after 8 when I arrived and dark. And the area by the Dole Whip stand was filthy (people are such pigs, why walk six feet to a trash can when you can leave your trash on a table, right?) until a manager-type began cleaning the area herself. I also noticed lots of trash (napkins, bottles, brochures) on the walkways to the monorail station.