My husband just gave me the OK to schedule an earlier flight on the Monday of my solo/friends trip in November. I had originally planned to leave mid-day on Monday, so I could get the boys off to school before starting my vacation, but he's blocked off the whole week at work, and is looking forward to working from home and being the go-to parent for the week. (I know. He's awesome.)
My original flight was scheduled to arrive at 7:30 pm on Monday. I was just planning to check in, eat something and go to bed, so I could start having fun bright and early Tuesday morning. I have a pre-RD CP breakfast scheduled for Tuesday morning, and will spend Tuesday in MK on my own, but only until late afternoon.
If I take an early flight on Monday, it looks like I could arrive at the airport at 3:40. I'm guessing I could be checked into POFQ and at MK between 6:00 and 6:30 pm. It's low-season, so the parks close pretty early, but MK will be open until 9 pm. Is 3 hours at night in MK worth doing? I'd have to get up really early to do the early flight, so I'm not sure if it's worth trying. It sounds very tempting though. This would be my only chance for nighttime touring in MK because the other evenings of my trip will involve meals with friends at DTD (Tues) and Epcot (Wed, Thurs.)
How would you spend the hours of 6-9 pm in the Magic Kingdom? Is nighttime MK worth the extra effort? Lure me over to the Night Side.