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One More Disney Day special entertainment schedule revealed for 24-hour theme park day at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

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For the first time ever, Disney will be leaving its Magic Kingdom and Disneyland parks open for a full 24 hours simultaneously between both parks on Feb. 29, 2012, in honor of the additional day in this Leap Year. During the day, both parks will more or less operate a normal schedule, with parades, fireworks, character meet-and-greets, and plenty of attractions to enjoy. But a few extra special entertainment bonuses are being offered during the wee hours of the morning for those still awake enough to enjoy them.

At Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, guests will have a chance to see the following extra entertainment:

  • Disney’s Dance the Night Away Party at Cinderella Castle, from 1 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
  • Main Street Electrical Parade, at 10 p.m. and midnight
  • “The Magic, The Memories and You!” at 7:45 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. (March 1)
  • Frontierland Hoedown at 2:45 a.m., 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.
  • The late-night / early-morning Hub dance party is the most unique entertainment offering of the night and will surely fill the park with loud music helping guests to stay excited after spending so many hours in the park.

    Characters that will be meeting guests during those early morning hours are scheduled to include Phineas and Ferb in Tomorrowland, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Fantasyland, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Town Square, who will be dressed in their PJs.

    At Disneyland park in California, commemorative ear hats will be given out for the first 2,000 guests entering the park at 6 a.m., special food will be available throughout the evening and morning, and bonus entertainment includes:

  • Dance party featuring KIIS DJs at Tomorrowland Terrace from 8:30 p.m. – 4 a.m.
  • Mickey’s Soundsational Parade at 10 p.m.
  • Billy Hill & the Hillbillies at The Golden Horseshoe from 11:15 p.m. – 4:45 a.m.
  • “Fantasmic!” at 1 a.m.
  • Characters appearing at Disneyland include Mickey Mouse and friends in pajamas at Carnation Plaza Gardens, (after Mickey makes his cross-country voyage, of course), Darth Vader and Stormtroopers in Tomorrowland, and Country Bears in Frontierland.

    Both parks will open at 6 a.m. and remain open until 6 a.m. the following day, respectively for each time zone, making it the longest consecutive period in Disney history that they have entertained guests throughout the full day within the United States. Not all attractions will be open at all times, but guests will always be able to find something to eat, ride, and enjoy throughout the special One More Disney Day for 2012.

    15 Comments

    1. andy

      They get stormtroopers and vader????

    2. I’m going to have to counter your claim that it is the longest period in Disney history with consecutive entertainment with Paris and Tokyo being open making a disney park somewhere open always.

      1. Ricky Brigante

        Always a stickler for details. I just qualified that statement to be “within the United States.”

    3. Nick

      I could’ve sworn Disneyland stayed open like 36 hours when Star Tours in the 80’s. Thought I read that somewhere.

      1. Nick

        *when Star Tours opened in the 80’s

      2. Ricky Brigante

        True, Disneyland itself has been open for more than 24 hours before, but never simultaneously with Walt Disney World / Magic Kingdom doing the same thing.

        1. Nick

          Oh ok! Now I see what youre saying! Thanks :).

    4. JoJo

      Walt Disney World’s bonus entertainment is WAY better than Disneyland’s..
      Bummer …
      BRING BACK THE ELECTRICAL PARADE TO CALIFORNIA WHERE IT BELONGS!!!

      1. Avery

        You can have it. As long as we get SpectroMagic back…

        1. Jordan

          Amen.

    5. Nick

      Will be heading to Magic Kingdom straight after school on Wednesday! So excited! I’m going to be “sick” on Thursday 😉

    6. Liz T.

      Will the parks be admitting people for the full 24 hours? For example, can I get into the parks if I arrived at 3:30am (March 1)?

      1. Ricky Brigante

        Yes, as long as it doesn’t reach capacity – which it likely won’t.

        1. Liz T.

          Awesome – thanks!

    7. mamakitty

      Putting on my pj’s soon and on my way to the Magic Kingdom, heard some of the wait times were 2 hours. Also was told it took 45 minutes to get anywhere after the 8pm fireworks. But I called and the ticket windows are scheduled to be open til 6am. I can’t even imagine the parking! Also was told the park isn’t closing soon due to reaching capacity.

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