Rock Your Disney Side May 23-24 as the Magic Kingdom Stays Open 24 Hours

Disney Parks will kick off the summer travel season with a 24-hour, coast-to-coast celebration that invites guests to “Rock Your Disney Side” starting with the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

Magic Kingdom FireworksThe park will be open from 6am Friday, May 23, to 6am Saturday, May 24, 2014, and will include special character appearances and events.

A cast of Disney Villains will have a special place in the Magic Kingdom 24-hour celebration, including Maleficent, Cruella De Vil and such rarely spotted miscreants as the Big Bad Wolf, Stromboli from “Pinocchio,” and Bowler Hat Guy from “Meet the Robinsons.” They will appear in locations throughout the park and also join in the “It’s Good to Be Bad” cavalcade preceding Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade.

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All-Night Extravaganza Party Returns to Magic Kingdom Memorial Day Weekend 2014

One of the most popular Walt Disney World events of 2013 was when the Magic Kingdom stayed open for 24 hours, and Disney Parks has announced they will be doing it again this Memorial Day Weekend.

They made the announcement via a tweet that really did contain 140 characters…Disney characters, that is.

Disney Character Hashtag

Billed as the “Rock Your Disney Side Party,” both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Resort in California will be open from 6am on Friday, May 23 to 6am on Saturday, May 24 (local park time).

Guests attending are encouraged to “show their Disney side” by dressing for event as their favorite Disney hero or villain. The celebration on both coasts will also showcase the good vs. evil of classic Disney stories, including character meet-and-greets throughout the parks, special entertainment, event merchandise and special food and beverage offerings.

Last year’s event drew a lot of people to the parks, so be prepared for the crowds if you go.

Are you looking forward to attending? If so, will you dress up and what character will you embody?

As a bonus, here is a video of the Disney characters gathering for the announcement, courtesy of Disney Parks:

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to Stay Open for 24 Hours

2012 is a leap year, meaning we get one extra day on the calendar. This year that extra day is going to be when a special promotion takes place at Walt Disney World.

On February 29, 2012 – for the first time ever – WDW will keep the Magic Kingdom park open a full 24 hours. From 6am on Feb 29 through 6am on March 1, guests will be able to enjoy playing in the Magic Kingdom non-stop.

To make things even better, this is not a special ticket event. Any regular Disney admission from single park tickets to annual passes will get you in for this.

I’m already making plans to be out there for the overnight. Anybody else planning on taking advantage of this special promotion?

[Image courtesy of Walt Disney World]

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