Welcome to those of you joining me from Focused on the Magic and
those of you just hopping aboard. I am the Final stop on our
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When I heard that this month’s loop was three hours alone in the parks, I instantly started thinking about all of the things that I would do.  In a lot of ways, it’s kind of ironic that Bruce came up with this, because in three short weeks we will be taking our next  Walt Disney World vacation, and rather then have just a few of us, this trip will encompass twelve people, four of which are children (in the literal sense, not in the “kid at heart” sense) — and three of them have never been to Disney World before!!!
If I were to be given a three hour block of time all to myself, the first thing I would inquire about was what time of the day this block was for.  Timing is crucial to me, if it’s during the heat of a summer day, for example, the things I do during this time would be significantly different then if it was the three extra hours you get during Extra Magic Hours.  For the purposes of my daydream, my block of time will encompass just that — extra magic hours at the Magic Kingdom!
One of the things that I am really interested in doing during our next vacation is improving my photographs of some of the incredible night-time scenes that can be found at Walt Disney World.  As a result, I’m planning on bringing my tripod, which is something I have never done before on a Disney vacation, and I want to see about getting some incredible photographs of Main Street, U.S.A. under the lights, Cinderella Castle during Wishes, the new Fantasyland areas, especially the newly opened Dumbo attraction, and other shots.  The last time I experienced late extra magic hours was in 2010, when we were blessed with the Mickey and Minnie sighting on Dumbo.  That was a truly magical experience, as you can see, and one that I would love to see again.  Here is a picture that I took to commemorate that event.

My Dreams of Disney
Mickey and Minnie on Dumbo!
Of course, not all of my three hours will be spent taking pictures!  I’m a photography nut, but I’m not nuts (although perhaps you should ask my wife for verification!)  There are a ton of my favorite attractions to experience during this time.  Some of my favorites that I’ve just got to do at night — because they are incredible night rides — include Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, it’s a small world, and Peter Pan’s Flight.
After riding all those rides, the one thing left to do in my three hour tour, so to speak, is to visit the popcorn vender, pick up a wonderful popcorn, a refreshing Diet Coke, and relax on a park bench, taking in all of the sights and sounds of the happy guests walking down Main Street, U.S.A.

My Dreams of Disney
The pudgy guy with the yellow shirt is the creator of My Dreams of Disney!
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Mike Ellis ()

Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!

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10 Responses to “Magical Blogorail Red: Three Hours Alone in the Parks!”

  1. I think you need to do several three-hour blocks to accomplish all your tasks (oh well, just suffer through the extra time!). I'm looking forward to reading about a 12-person trip. We might have a 10+ person trip in December so any stories about your vacation will be helpful.

  2. Yikes, the most we've had in our group was 7. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your trip and seeing your night time shots. What a great shot of Mickey and Minnie! I love roaming around the parks during EMH, especially solo!

  3. I'll put out a trip report about our experiences when I get back, Bruce! Thanks for commenting, it will be a fun time!

  4. Thanks, Deb! That moment was one that I'll always remember, it was so cool to just see the magic come alive that night!

  5. What a wonderful shot of Mickey & Minnie!! Good luck on your trip, I can't wait to hear all about it. Thanks for including Peter Pan's Flight on your list, if I could only ride one thing at WDW for the rest of my life it's the one I would choose.