Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Replaces ‘The Kiss Goodnight’ with an Uncostumed DJ?!

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Disney fans on Twitter are reporting that despite some nighttime spectaculars returning to the Parks, Magic Kingdom’s Kiss Goodnight closing announcements have yet to return.

But surely Disney wouldn’t just say goodbye to Magic Kingdom guests without a little bit of extra magic before they leave, would they? Mickey Mouse waving goodbye or… something?

Oh, my sweet summer child… this is the Chapek Era. Now Disney kisses you goodnight with… some rando DJ playing pop music like “Party in the U.S.A.”

According to WDW News Today, the DJ also reads announcements off a piece of paper, and was atop the Main Street Train Station at least two nights this week.

To compare and contrast what Disney Guests could expect at Park close before…

Now, could the problem with The Kiss Goodnight stem from the announcement, which begins with the well-known “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls…” line, or is it simply another budget cut?

(For those who aren’t aware, Disney has dropped gendered language from its fireworks preshow announcement for ‘inclusion’ reasons.)

It’s possible that the Kiss Goodnight could return in some form with rerecorded dialog.

Or that Disney could just keep Chapek-ing out on us.


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