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Disneyland and Disney California Adventure To Open 24 Hours

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Disneyland Resort to open theme parks again for 24 hours for Monstrous Summer All-Nighter


Disneyland, Disney California Adventure as well as Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will once again be open for 24-hours. On Friday, May 24 at 6am thru Saturday, May 25 at 6am being called “Monstrous Summer All-Nighter.” The theme will highlight the upcoming release of the Disney Pixar animated film Monsters University which opens in theaters on June 21.

The event will kickoff Disney Parks summer promotion in conjunction with the limited time magic program that is currently under way at the parks. The original 24-hour event that occurred last year on February 29 for leap day was an event that was to say the least madness. Traffic around the Disneyland Resort was at a stand still and the 5 freeway was backed up to the 91 freeway from people trying to get off at Disneyland Drive to enter the parking structure.

People had started camping out the night before to be the first people to get in the park that morning for the first hours of the 24-hour event at the park. The lines to get into the parks during the day was manageable but in the late afternoon evening it become a madhouse with lines to enter the park that ended at California Adventure. Another line formed on the outside of security check point to just get in line to get in. Inside the park that evening was crowded and actually reached capacity with long lines on many of the the attractions at the park.

They are opening the second park in order to prevent the overcrowding issues that occurred last year for the leap day event.

Some of the special events for the Day will be :

  • In Florida, Magic Kingdom Park will feature a “Monsters University” theme where Mike and Sulley will be the Grand Marshals of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” day parade and make appearances in Tomorrowland. There will be extra entertainment throughout the day and night, including characters in their pajamas in Town Square during the late night and early morning, and late-night dance parties in and around the courtyard of Cinderella Castle.
  • In California, you’ll be able to party the night away at both parks with special entertainment including: a “Monsters University” “TLT Monstrous” Dance Club and Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland and late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s ToonTown at Disneyland park. The new Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre at Disneyland park will become a Royal Dance Hall late at night with a live band and dancing; and guests of Disney California Adventure park will find Monstrous photo opportunities with new “Monsters University” “Dorms” in Hollywood Land and a new “Monsters University” float leading the Pixar Play Parade.

Tonight, the huge sphere of Spaceship Earth was transformed from Disney Parks icon to Disney●Pixar “Eye-con” for the announcement.

Disneyland Resort Monstrous Summer:

Disney’s Monstrous Summer Announcement Behind the Scenes:

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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