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Are you ready for a Monstrous Summer at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom and Disneyland? The Magic Kingdom, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks will open on 6 a.m. Friday, May 24 and stay open until 6 a.m. Saturday, May 25. Anyone going to go for 24 hours?
The event is of course tied in to celebrate the impending much anticipated release of Disney Pixar Monsters University on June 21st.
There will be special Monsters University themed events, special characters and parades. In Disney World Magic Kingdom this will include characters in their pajamas in Town Square, and late night dance parties in and around the courtyard of Cinderella Castle. Mike and Sulley from Monsters University will be the Grand Marshals of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” parade and make special appearances in Tomorrowland.
In Disneyland the Monsters University characters will appear with Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland. There will be a late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s ToonTown. Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre will host a Royal Dance Hall party. Hop on over to Disney California Adventure park to watch the Monsters University float in the Pixar Parade.
It will be interesting to see how the parks manage the crowds this time. When Disneyland opened for 24 hours last Leap Year it was so popular they actually had to stop issuing tickets for hours. Reports were of some guests standing in line for hours and chaos in the parks with huge lines for rides and food. The surrounding freeways were jammed as people tried to even reach the parks.
I am sure that Disney have learned from this experience but it isn’t clear at this moment what they are doing to accommodate the possible huge increase in visitors.
There will of course be special merchandise available with limited editions available. Will you be going to the 24 hour opening at Disneyland or Magic Kingdom?