Best Rides To Experience at Night?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by have2getaway, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:17 PM.

  1. have2getaway

    have2getaway DIS Veteran

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    Sorry if this has already been asked, but I recently heard (I believe I saw clips of it on a podcast) that Big Thunder Mountain railroad is really fun at night. I had no idea there was a difference, but after seeing a video of the nighttime experience, I have to admit, it looked really cool! I have to book fast passes this week for our upcoming January trip and I’m wondering what other rides might be more enjoyable at night?
     
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  2. mrsap

    mrsap Get in losers, we're going Park Hopping!

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    I don’t know why, but BTMRR scares the crap out of me at night!!! My DD makes fun of me, but I felt like my heart was beating out of my chest last time we rode it at night!! Felt more intense! Could have just been me, but definitely try it if you’re into that lol

    Should also mention Mine Train. Try to sit all the way in the back!
     
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  4. TIME4DIZ

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    For much the same reason as discussed regarding BTM railroad, Everest at night is fun.
    Also, the lights on slinky dog dash make it a great nighttime experience.
     
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    We love the Mine Train at night. It's really cool to see Fantasyland all lit up from the ride.
     
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  6. B. Shoe

    B. Shoe I'm Gonna Stand Out, 'Til You Notice Me!

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    We enjoyed Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Slinky Dog Dash in the evening, for all the reasons mentioned above. Being around the Pandora area in Animal Kingdom in the evening is spectacular, also.
     
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  7. Babe the Blue Ox

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    If you can time it right, Splash Mtn during the fireworks is outstanding,

    The lines for the headliners are shorter at night than during the day which I guess makes all rides better at night.
     
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    This might seem silly, but I actually prefer Jngle Cruise at night. It's one of my favorites to do at night!

    Agree with above, Splash Mountain during the fireworks is cool.
     
  9. Happiest.Haunt_999

    Happiest.Haunt_999 An aura of foreboding...

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    BTMRR, Dumbo during fireworks, PeopleMover, HM, teacups.
     
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  10. Alesia

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    Every single outdoor ride is better at night
     
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  11. deedubb

    deedubb Always Grumpy, except when at Disney!

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    ^^This.

    Basically, anything that gives you a view of the park lit up. It even makes some rides tolerable for me if I do it at night, such as Astro Orbiter.
     
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  12. have2getaway

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    I never would have thought of PeopleMover, but it makes complete sense! HM—that’s a good one! I can’t imagine convincing one of my 9 years old to go at night, though.
     
  13. MaxsDad

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    Peoplemover at night is one of my favorites. I especially love riding it on our last night in the park.
     
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    Splash Mountain - the view of the castle is amazing before u drop (according to my husband - I can’t look - I make him take a photo)
     
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    My dad always insists on only riding Jungle Cruise at night. So, for 30 years, I only ever rode it at night. Then, 3 years ago, there was an unusually short line in the afternoon so we went on it during the day out of curiosity. My dad was right! Way better at night. Jungle Cruise only after dark for us.
     
  16. Dawn68PA

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    BTMRR! We happened to be going up the first hill during the fireworks and it was just jaw dropping!
     
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    Earlier this year, I posted the Fireworks Double Dash challenge.

    The goal is to ride both Big Thunder and Splash during a fireworks show.

    It’s worth the effort if you can time it right. The key is starting at Big Thunder and not lining up too early.
     
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    Big Thunder at night during NYE fireworks -- 360° of amazement!
     
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    Big Thunder has always been our favorite at night. At MNSSHP a couple months ago, they shut down the ride during the fireworks, which was new to us because we always head to that ride during fireworks and it has always run straight through. Also, a new favorite is Slinky Dog at night. We rode it once during the afternoon and then again later at night when everything was all lit up and we all agreed it was much "better" at night!
     
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  20. QueenElinor

    QueenElinor It's not my fault they're all redheads.

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    Astro Orbiter. Setting aside special time for that. I can't ride Space or BTMRR but seeing MK at night from way up there is pretty awesome.

    I've not done Jungle Cruise at night so that sounds like another must-do.

    Never really thought too much about this topic, but as I look at our plans I've set up almost all of these other rides for the rest of the family to do both at night and during the day, so it's definitely a good question. Also, Pandora is supposed to be really beautiful at night so I'll be sure to at least walk around there a bit.
     
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  21. DisneyGirlMI

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    BTMRR definitely! Peoplemover is really cool. Astro Orbiter is also really cool.

    And, for something outside the parks, the Monorail is REALLY cool at night. The Epcot rail takes you through the park all lit up. And we saw HEA from it as well.
     
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