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dlawallace
03-28-2006, 12:54 PM
I had heard that there are some rides that are really better to do at night when it's dark. Any suggestions. My family and I are going on our first trip to Disney World in April.

Thanks :banana: :woohoo:

Mister Incredible
03-28-2006, 12:57 PM
Although most of the ride is inside, I like going on Splash Mountain in the dark. The brief time you are outside, there is a great view of the castle all lit up!

dps17@case.edu
03-28-2006, 01:03 PM
splash mountain or tower of terror

shasess
03-28-2006, 01:07 PM
I think Test Track is really neat to ride at night. My DD9 really loves it when your car busts through the doors and briefly goes outside. :moped:

latexscooter
03-28-2006, 01:10 PM
Without a doubt Big Thunder Mountain Railrod. We always ride it repeatedly at night. The best time to do this is once Spectro has started. It takes 15 minutes or so for the parade to reach the end of the parade route where BTMRR is but people stand in line and wait anyways. We will ride it over and over until we see the parade coming down the street and then hop off and watch the parade.

RichieGraciemom
03-28-2006, 01:27 PM
I love the jungle cruise at night. puts on a whole new feeling and feels like you are in the jungle.

Minniespal
03-28-2006, 01:38 PM
Disney

Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road, Tower of Terror, Test Track, Primeval Whirl.

Universal/Islands of Adventure/Seaworld

Hulk, Duelling Dragons, Dudley Do-Right, Jaws, Kraken, Journey to Atlantis.

latexscooter
03-28-2006, 01:40 PM
I love the jungle cruise at night. puts on a whole new feeling and feels like you are in the jungle.

Oh, you are so right! I don't even try and ride it during the day anymore.

janice1234
03-28-2006, 01:40 PM
another vote for big thunder mountain, except we like to go on the ride during wishes fireworks, it is so neat zooming around and seeing the fireworks go off.

WeLuvDisney05
03-28-2006, 02:08 PM
Without a doubt Big Thunder Mountain Railrod.

I agree!! On our last trip to Disney, we rode BTMRR at night & the ride seemed so much better than I ever remembered it! In my earlier years, I was always a Space Mountain fan but my night time ride on Thunder Mountain definately changed my mind! Two thumbs up for BTMRR in the dark! :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 Other rides that I have enjoyed at night are: Dumbo (during last years MVMCP I liked watching the castle's lights change from way up high, It was a Beautiful sight!) Also one of my fondest memories at night was at another MVMCP (in 2003, my oldest DD's first trip to Disney): Her & I were on the Grand Prix Racecars....while we were making our way around the track, The fireworks starting going off....The sky was super clear that night & we were driving right into the Biggest, Most Beautiful fireworks ever! I can't even begin to describe Just how Awesome that was! Thanks for asking this question....It has brought back some truly magical moments for me!

~Kristi

Kitka
03-28-2006, 02:18 PM
Tower of Terror, for sure!

momandseandodisney
03-28-2006, 07:04 PM
I like TEST TRACK and BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN at night :thumbsup2

goofyguy1958
03-28-2006, 07:18 PM
Last July we were riding on Splash Mountain and came out in the open to a full moon over the castle just as whishes was getting into full gear: wow, what a view!! :cool1:

byoung
03-28-2006, 07:57 PM
goofyguy1958 Sounds like a great view.

rlovew
03-28-2006, 08:39 PM
Another ride that is great for night views at MK is Astro-orbitors- they too have a great view of the park. I too won't ride the jungle cruise unless it is night or I am with someone new but I still try for the evening.

In AK I can't wait to do Everest at night- that will be awesome but I am not sure when I'll have the chance.

Basically any of your outside rides provide a different view at night, especially when they go up high and you can see the lights all over the park.

MEG&MINNIE
03-28-2006, 08:50 PM
Splash Mountajn at nite is Wonderful! This past trip I snapped a picture of the Castle all lit up as we were atop Splash Mtn.... Awesome ! It's also nice to ride it during the "fireworks"....we rode it about 3x in a row last summer ,no crowds and beautiful fireworks !!! :wizard:

wdwlvr629
03-28-2006, 09:36 PM
Splash Mtn, BTMRR & TT are also 3 of my favorite nighttime rides. Wow, I cannot wait!

metsfan11
03-29-2006, 06:26 PM
Try Test Track. It's dark and unless you have ridden it numerous times you have little idea of where you are going. Its alot of fun! :cool1: :thumbsup2

Carolina Mouse
03-30-2006, 07:47 AM
Here's another vote for Jungle Cruise after dark. If you go after the final parade, the crowds are headed out the front gate, and there is usually NO line to wait in. The humidity is up, so the artifical fog it thicker, the sun is down so the heat is gone. With fewer children on board (due to the hour) the guides seem more relaxed and entertaining. pirate:

digskat
03-30-2006, 08:02 AM
Although most of the ride is inside, I like going on Splash Mountain in the dark. The brief time you are outside, there is a great view of the castle all lit up!
Ditto!

hannah's dad
03-30-2006, 08:42 PM
Big Thunder has a different feel at night, almost like the curves and dips are unexpected. Very cool! Astro-orbiter was also a very good ride at night. We got a great view of the park from up high - especially the castle. All of Tomorrowland was neat to walk through at night.

jaysue
03-30-2006, 08:53 PM
Great Rides at Night:

Epcot:

Test Track
Living with the Land

MGM:

Tower of Terror

MK:

Splash Mountain
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Jungle Cruise
Astro-Orbiter
Dumbo
Haunted Mansion
Swiss Family Robinson Tree

AK:

Triceratops Spin
Expedition Everest
Primeval Whirl
Kali River Rapids

Cheers
jaysue

pepe of ohio
04-01-2006, 10:28 AM
Big Thunder has a different feel at night, almost like the curves and dips are unexpected. Very cool! Astro-orbiter was also a very good ride at night. We got a great view of the park from up high - especially the castle. All of Tomorrowland was neat to walk through at night.

Is completely different at night. Hills seems bigger, ride faster, complete different experience.

makinorlando
04-01-2006, 10:32 AM
I love the jungle cruise at night. puts on a whole new feeling and feels like you are in the jungle.

We have been wanting to do to the JC at night. We just never seem to make it there when we are in the park in the evening! I will have to try BTMR at night too - not my favorite but DD loves it. Maybe if I experience it at night I will enjoy it better.

I live riding around the TTA in the evening (can you tell what kind of rides I like?) also Test Track at night was pretty cool - my first time was at night!

WeLuvDisney05
04-01-2006, 10:51 AM
I will have to try BTMR at night too - not my favorite but DD loves it. Maybe if I experience it at night I will enjoy it better.

I certainly did (enjoy it better!) As others have said it DOES feel like a completely different ride at night!

The first thing I said when I got off BTMR at night was...."Did Disney re-do that ride or something?" :)

~Kristi