On January 1 the Walt Disney Company announced that on February 29, 2012 the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland at the Anaheim Resort will be open for 24 hours for what they are saying as nonstop memory-making fun, “One More Disney Day”. It is the first time in the two theme parks history that the park will remain open for a continuos day.
Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts said, “â€œWeâ€™re honored that so many guests have shared their Disney memories with us as part of â€˜Let the Memories Beginâ€™, and Iâ€™m pleased to announce that the campaign will continue throughout 2012,â€ Staggs said. â€œTo celebrate, for the first time ever, the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Parks will remain open for 24 hours on Leap Day, so that our guests can take advantage of every minute of their extra day to make memories with friends and family.â€
The company is also having a contest for free stay at either park during this week to be apart of the festivities. If you log on to www.onemoredisneyday.com were one entrant each day will win a vacation at either Walt Disney World or the Disneyland Resort to celebrate the February 29 extra day. The last time Disneyland was open around the clock was in 1987 for the opening of the original Star Tours attraction in which Disneyland was open to the public for 60-hours straight.