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'One More Disney Day' special events schedule for Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park

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Published: February 28, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Tomorrow's the "One More Disney Day," the special 24-hour Leap Day celebration at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park, kicking off at 6am local time on each coast.

Cindy's castle at WDW

I'm planning to make the drive down from Pasadena early tomorrow to get to Disneyland before the 6am opening. We'll see how many people have camped out overnight for their chance to get one of those 2,000 special pairs of Mickey ears Disney's giving out in Anaheim. (Then you can check eBay later in the day to see how many show up there!)

If you're planning to take part, in Florida or California, please email your pictures or observations to me at themeparkinsider@gmail.com and I'll include them in our round-up of the day here on Theme Park Insider. I'd love to hear your reactions to the event! You can follow me on Twitter (@themepark) as I make my way through Disneyland tomorrow, too. I'll be using the #Disney24 hashtag. Place your bets now on how long I last.

Here is the schedule of events at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom:

6am - Magic Kingdom opens.

1:15pm - Dream-Along With Mickey show at Castle Forecourt

2:15pm - Dream-Along With Mickey

3pm - Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade

4:15pm - Dream-Along With Mickey

5:15pm - Dream-Along With Mickey

6:30pm - Dream-Along With Mickey

7:20pm - Dream-Along With Mickey

7:45pm - Magic, Memories and You

Overnight (no specific times yet) - Character meet-and-greets, including Mickey and Minnie in pajamas in Town Square, Phineas and Ferb in Tomorrowland and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Fantasyland.

8pm - Wishes Fireworks

9pm - Magic, Memories and You

10pm - Main Street Electrical Parade

11pm - Magic, Memories and You

12am - Main Street Electrical Parade

1am – 5:30am - Disney's Dance the Night Away Party at Cinderella Castle

2:45am - Frontierland Hoedown

3:30am - Frontierland Hoedown

4:30am - Frontierland Hoedown

5:30am - Magic, Memories and You

6am - Park closes.

Here's the schedule of special events at Disneyland:

10pm Tuesday - Lineup starts for 6am park admission

6am - Disneyland opens. Special event commemorative mouse ears for first 2,000 guests. Free commemorative button to unspecified number of guests. ("While supplies last" is all Disney's said.)

10am - California Adventure opens next door.

7pm - Mickey's Soundsational Parade

7:45pm - Magic, Memories and You at It's a Small World plaza

8pm - California Adventure closes.

Overnight (no specific times yet) - Character meet-and-greets, including Mickey and Minnie in pajamas at Carnation Plaza Gardens, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers in Tomorrowland and the Country Bears in Frontierland.

8:30pm - 4am - Dance party at Tomorrowland Terrace, with DJs from LA's KIIS-FM.

10pm - Mickey's Soundsational Parade

10pm - Lineup starts at Big Thunder Ranch for 11:45 pm "Midnight snack," with free food and reserved seat at 1am showing of Fantasmic. Capacity is just 200 guests.

11pm - 5am - Special late-night menus at many restaurants, such as the special breakfast menu at Cafe Orleans, with three-cheese Monte Cristo French toast, Bananas Foster French toast, Creole eggs benedict and crab quiche.

11:15pm – 4:45am - Billy Hill & the Hillbillies at The Golden Horseshoe

1am - Fantasmic!

6am Thursday - Park closes.

Readers' Opinions

From steve lee on February 28, 2012 at 7:24 PM
I just want to wish you good luck. We're all counting on you.
From Amanda Jenkins on February 28, 2012 at 8:23 PM
I would so love to be there for this. Those who are blessed to be able to attend, have a wonderful time and please share stories.
From Dominick D on February 28, 2012 at 8:24 PM
I wish I could go, because I have no plans for Leap Day. Maybe I can use Weird Al's advice and watch TV all day.
From Robert Niles on February 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Steve, I totally heard Leslie Nielsen's voice when I read your comment. I am now resolved not to order the fish tomorrow. ;^)
From Zena Sharpe on February 29, 2012 at 2:52 AM
wow - dream Disney day!!!! Wish I was there instead of sat at my desk working :-(
Have fun everyone and good look to all Cast Members. You all deserve a well earnt break after your shifts today!
From Zena Sharpe on February 29, 2012 at 2:54 AM
Just read Robs comment (lmao). I can hear the same voice too now you mention it..... and don't call me Shirley!
From Joseph Catlett on February 29, 2012 at 6:28 AM
Excuse me stewardess, I speak jive.
From Brandon Mendoza on February 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Have fun everyone that goes! I'm not a fan of huge crowds so I didn't even think about going.
From Mike Gallagher on February 29, 2012 at 1:50 PM
Good move, Robert...but, and you may have already found the answer to this question: Will they have lasagna?

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