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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 email@example.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.Tweet
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