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.”
Yep. We saw this on stream last night, and I didn’t like it at all. Most people in the chat didn’t like it either. New Year’s Eve is the one night this is appropriate and expected.
— ResortTV1 (@ResortTV1) August 23, 2021
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.)
Disney removes ”Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls” from Happily Ever After pre show announcement.
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls FOREVER! pic.twitter.com/joWLcYBgMf
— Showcase of Wishes (@ShowcaseWishes) June 30, 2021
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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