Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland (California)
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 113

What are the best rides to ride after dark?

This trip my boys will all be 3 years older than our last, and I think (and hope) they'll have the stamina to last all day in the parks. Last visit we left by about 6-7pm each day.

So, since we'll be spending more time in the parks when it's dark (depending on closing time while we're there), what rides are best in the dark? I'm guessing RSR & Screamin' are great in the dark. Any others?


Mom to 3 boys

Had an amazing 4 days at the DLR April 2013!

DL Oct 1982, WDW Dec 1993- Jan 94 (Christmas trip), DLR Dec 2009 (another Christmas trip), DLR April 2013
tbgmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
RSWA2's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 353

Screaming closes before the first WoC show and reopens if the show (or last show) ends before the park closes. So check the hours before thinking you can ride Screaming at night.

-RSR is awesome at night because of all the lights.

-BTMR feels faster at night and is a funner ride.

-Matterhorn is better at night.

-I've heard that Jungle Cruise has a different feeling.

-Storybook Canals feel more magical at night.

-TOT is neat at night when the doors open.
RSWA2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
DIS Veteran
elaw's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,856

Originally Posted by RSWA2 View Post

-RSR is awesome at night because of all the lights.
My personal favorite
elaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
Patrick in Oregon
If you're going to be a goofball, you have to own it right?
Patrick in Oregon's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 438

I agree with BTMRR as my favorite at night. This is usually our last ride at closing time.

Then I like Storybook Canals and Jungle Cruise.
Flickr | Twitter | Instagram
Patrick in Oregon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:41 PM   #5
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 46

Grizzly River Run is great at night!
jcatron243 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:42 PM   #6
DIS Veteran
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,063

One that I discovered during our last trip was Goofy's sky school during WoC. We happened to catch it during finale, and it's kind of nice to get a different perspective.
mysteriouspnai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #7
Ew maybe the dolls dance all night. *shudder*
... and she shall be called Epic Emily (per Crush)
EmmersIsTheMommy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,819

We LOVE Jungle Cruise at night. BTMRR is great too.

This year we plan to try Storybook boats and after this thread RSR!

Also, I ADORE bugs land at night. It's so cute. You can hear crickets and stuff. I think it's adorable
EmmersIsTheMommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #8
Expert Disneyland Snowball Maker
I've been wearing my LGMH for several years now
PinkBudgie's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: N.California
Posts: 6,853

Big Thunder is our favorite too! It is way better at night and we've even noticed that some of the things you see are different at night than in the day.
PinkBudgie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #9
Fullfilling my bucket list, one vacation at a time....
dizneekrazee's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 2,576

We also love BTMMR at night. DS13 loves Jungle Cruise at night. I prefer Storybook land at dusk rather than night. Matterhorn is better at night too. I really want to ride RSR at night, we happened upon dusk with our FPs.
DBF & I DS15 DS10 DS8

DLR-Many times!!WDWTBD DCLWonder 10/15
Walt Disney Family Museum 3/12Club 33 8/12, 5/13, 8/13Pixar Animation Studios 1/13Aulani 4/13Walt's Apartment 5/13Dream Suite 9/14
dizneekrazee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 07:57 PM   #10
Uncle had an "in" with Walt
I love those rainy days with the decreased crowds
blackjackdelta's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So. Eastern Washington
Posts: 8,450

Big thunder ours also, and during the fireworks its spectacular.

blackjackdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 08:09 PM   #11
Disneyland Lover
lana772's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Modesto, Ca
Posts: 2,861

Last trip we rode GRR at night. I thought it would be a freezing disaster, because it was a high of about 50° that day. BUT the DDs talked me into it. It was amazing! Totally different experience. We had never noticed all the sounds before. It was really like being on a river.
I should add that the fact we were staying at the GCH in a room 5 mins from the ride did help out. A definite must do if you are staying close or it's a warm night.

lana772 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 08:17 PM   #12
DIS Veteran
Midnightred's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Far West Texas
Posts: 712

The Teacups are supposed to be pretty at night with all of the lanterns lit up.

Midnightred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #13
DIS Veteran
PoohsFan1's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Illinois...Way too far away from the Mouse
Posts: 15,431

This is such a great thread. I'm excited to try these rides out at night. We have ridden Jungle Cruise at night (at WDW) and love it, we won't ride it unless it is dark or near dark. Unfortunately we won't be able to ride BTMRR since it will be closed during our trip .
PoohsFan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 10:53 PM   #14
DIS Veteran
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,063

Unfortunately BTMRR will be closed during OP's trip too, so I didn't want to say anything about it, but it's the best ride ever during fireworks
mysteriouspnai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #15
Avid "Disneyac" in my spare time
jodistrock's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Butler, Indiana
Posts: 39

So sad

I am so sad that BTMRR is going to be closed during our DLR visit
WDW 197?/2001/2002/POR 2007/VWL 2009/2010/2011/2012/BWV 2014,/Swan & GF 2015
DLR VGC 2013
jodistrock is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.