It’s May 24th + the day of the All-Nighter Party happening at Disney theme parks on both coasts!
To those of you down there, I salute you. I’m really not so sure I would be able to pull off 24 hours in a Disney theme park. (I told Melissa from Mouse on the Mind, I might prefer to spend 24 hours in a swimming pool and she thinks I wouldn’t might make it out of that situation with any skin left. What do you think?)
I’ll be curious to hear how the event goes this time around in the parks, while I am enjoying a lovely Friday at home, getting an adequate amount of sleep.
This exercise in Extra Extra Extra Magic Hours reminds me of our March trip, where we utilized Early Magic Hours as best we could. (In case you didn’t know, EMH set for a different park each day and you must be a resort guest to check into the park early.) It was kind of crazy to wake up earlier than I do for work, and ride along on a Disney bus without even a cup of coffee. (This would not happen anywhere else.) This was also our first day sleeping off our all-nighter road trip but we just had to make use of our time in the parks!
Even though I complained and hated waking up at the crack of dawn, it was so worth it since the crowds were out of control in the afternoons. But if you look at my pictures, it’s almost like we spent the night in the park because the sun wasn’t out when we arrived and all the nighttime lights are still on. (It’s also pretty empty.)
Hot tip: GREAT TIME to get pictures with some characters if any of them have set their alarms. Marie was already looking her best, and because I know how much the Disney Hipsters and Sarah from Running at Disney love her… we had to say hello!
This is never an easy shot to get once the crowds pack into the park…
Good news, people! There were no lines for the chocolate croissants at Gaston’s Tavern either…
This was kind of like the dream version of the All-Nighter because a) I got my beauty rest and b) there were absolutely no crowds for a few hours. (I regretted my tweet about being the only people in the park that day because it all went downhill from there… remember the tornado warning?)
Maybe this is the closest I’ll get to hanging out in the parks from pre-dawn to nighttime. (We returned after our Artist Point meal for the extra night hours.) But I’m totally okay with that. Less money spent on caffeine and sugar? Score! A little more sweet dreams? Never a bad thing.
Hope all of you braving the parks today have a blast! I can’t wait to follow along!