This will be the fourth year for the bi-coastal 24-hour events, which started with "One More Disney Day" on Feb. 29, 2012 — Leap Day. The event moved to the Memorial Day weekend the next year, when it has run since. This year's event will start at 6am on Friday, May 22 and run through the same time on Saturday morning, May 23. The Magic Kingdom will be the only park open for the full 24 hours at the Walt Disney World Resort, while both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be open for the 24 hours in California.
Disneyland already had announced May 22 as the day it would debut its 60th anniversary celebration, including a new nighttime parade, fireworks, and a special edition of World of Color. Will the 24-hour party draw even more people to the parks, or will having the park open for 24 hours better help accommodate the anniversary kick-off crowd with multiple shows throughout the night? That's one big question for fans to debate as the event approaches.
Over at Walt Disney World, there's no anniversary to celebrate, so the resort is promoting the event as the kick-off to the "Coolest Summer Ever," with a return of the Frozen Summer Fun events at Disney's Hollywood Studios and new water-park park-hopping for guests with tickets to Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon.
Check the stories below for our coverage of previous Disney Parks 24-hour parties, as well as our coverage of the plans for Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration.
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