Disney to keep 3 parks open 24 hours on May 24

Monsters Inc. character Mike Wazowski projected on Spaceship Earth at Epcot. (Disney)

Monsters Inc. character Mike Wazowski projected on Spaceship Earth at Epcot. (Disney)

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ORLANDO – Disney will celebrate the start of a “monstrous” summer season by keeping three theme parks open for 24 hours straight on May 24.

Disney announced the “All-Nighter” during a media event in Orlando on Thursday night.

Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis joined Mike to share the news of the first-ever, three-park All-Nighter.

“This summer, Disney Parks are bursting with a monstrous lineup of new thrills, shows and happenings,” said Kalogridis. “Guests can start Memorial Day Weekend with a 24-hour-marathon of memory-making as three Parks stay open all day and all night to celebrate the bi-coastal kick-off of a Monstrous Summer at Disney Parks.”

The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida, along with Disneyland Park and Disney Adventure Park in California, will stay open from 6 a.m. on May 24 to 6 a.m. May 25.

Disney held a similar 24 hour event in 2012 to celebrate leap year.

In Florida, the Magic Kingdom will feature a Monsters University theme where Mike and Sulley will be the Grand Marshals of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” day parade and make appearances in Tomorrowland.

In California, guests can party the night away at both parks with special entertainment, including a Monsters University “TLT Monstrous” Dance Club and Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland, and late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland.

Disney also announced major upgrades to the Disney Magic, the company’s oldest cruise ship (Read more and view photos).



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