I arrived at the TTC about 9:40pm to a light rain that quickly became a heavy downpour with high winds. I decided to duck for cover over by the Ferry landing dock. At the precise moment that Wishes began at 10:00pm it totally quit raining. I headed down to the lower Ferry landing and took a few snap shots of the fireworks with the wind blowing them…
After watching Wishes from the TTC, I decided to hop on the monorail and spend a little time in the Magic Kingdom. The regular close time was 11:00pm with EMH until 1:00am for onsite guests. I am offsite, so I thought I’d do a few things until 11:00 and then just walk around snapping some pictures. There was a posted wait of 5 minutes for the Big Cheese, so I dropped in for a quick visit and do some testing with my new app.
After meeting Mickey, Celebrate the Magic was showing for the second time on the castle. I haven’t seen this version, so I stopped to enjoy it. My favorite scene is when the pirates take over the castle of course!
After watching the show I decided to take a ride on the world famous Jungle Cruise. I was hoping the “Cruise director” might go off script some, but she didn’t. She really had poor comedic timing and blew a few jokes with messed up punch lines too. Oh well, I’m in the Magic Kingdom!
Speaking of Extra Magic Hours, I heard an interesting rumor last night. The CM I spoke with said that once the MyMagic+ stuff is completely integrated, they will cease to offer Extra Magic Hours. The CM said that there will be no way to tell the difference between day guests and resort guests since most people will be wearing the new wristbands. I guess we’ll see how it all pans out in the next year.
I thought this photo was interesting because it was actually taken in pitch black darkness and looks like it was in the late evening around sunset. At this point my camera battery died. I walked around a bit and then headed for my resort. Needed some sleep before heading back to Magic Kingdom this morning.