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On Friday, May 23, 2014, the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World will be open for 24 hours, starting at 6am to 6am on Saturday, May 24th. This year's theme is "Rock Your Disney Side Party" where guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Disney hero or villain. Also, the celebration will feature a cavalcade of events showcasing the good vs. evil Disney classic stories including character meet and greets, special entertainment, food offerings and merchandise. As we get closer to this event, more info will be announced. For the full post from the Disney Parks Blog, click here.
Entertainment Schedule Disneyland Park: -"Magical" Fireworks- 9:25pm -Fantasmic!- 9pm and 10:30pm -Mickey's Soundsational Parade- 6:30pm and 12:30am -DJ at Sleeping Beauty Castle- 9:45ish- 5am -Avengers Super Hero Movie Marathon (presenting Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America)- The Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland - Royal Swing Ball in the Royal Theater at Fantasy Faire- 10pm-2am - Rock Your Disney Side Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace- nighttime to 5am - Villains take over Royal Hall (Fantasyland) 11pm-5am
Disney California Adventure Park: - World of Color- 9:45pm and 3am - Mad T Party- 9pm-5am - The Wharf Dance Party- 10:30pm-5am - Live music at the Paradise Garden Bandstand- 11:55am-2:30am - "Frozen" Sing-a-long screenings at the Muppets Theater, starting at 11:30am - Extra performances of "Disney Junior- Live on Stage!" at 9:30am and "Aladdin" at 7:55pm
To see the full Entertainment schedule, click here.
Attractions: the following attractions will be open throughout the entire 24 hour day unless noted.
Disneyland Park: - Astro Orbitor - Autopia (closes at 4am) - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (closes at 4am) - Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (closes at 5am) - "Captain EO"- Avengers Super Hero Movie Marathon starts at 9:15am - Casey Jr. Circus Train - Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes (11am-5pm) - Disneyland Monorail (closes for fireworks) - Disneyland Opera House (1pm-10pm) - Dumbo the Flying Elephant - Gadget's Go Coaster (open 7am-8:30pm, 12am-3am) - Haunted Mansion - Horse-Drawn Cars (6am-4pm) - Indiana Jones Adventure - Innoventions (10am-2am) - "it's a small world) - Jungle Cruise (closes at 4am) - King Arthur Carrousel - Mad Tea Party - Main Street Cinema - Main Street Vehicles (closes at 4pm) - Mark Twain Riverboat (9am-5:45pm, 12:30am-6am) - Matterhorn Bobsleds (closes at 3am) - Mr. Toad's Wild Ride - Peter Pan's Flight - Pinocchio's Daring Journey (closes at 3am) - Pirates of the Caribbean (closes at 5am) - Rafts to Tom Sawyer's Island (9am-5pm) - Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin (7am-8:30pm, 12am-3am) - Sailing Ship Columbia (11am-4pm) - Sleeping Beauty Walkthrough - Snow White's Scary Adventures - Space Mountain - Splash Mountain (closes at 3am) - Star Tours - Storybook Land Canal Boats (closes an hour before each parade) - Tarzan's Treehouse - Winnie the Pooh - The Enchanted Tiki Room
Disney California Adventure Park - Animation Academy - The Bakery Tour (10am-11pm) - California Screamin' (8am-4am, closes about an hour before World of Color) - Flik's Flyers (closed 2am-4am) - Francis' Ladybug Boogie (closes at 4am) - Goofy's Sky School (8am-6am) - Heimlich's Chew Chew Train (closed 12am-2am) - Jumpin' Jellyfish - King Triton's Carousel (closes for World of Color) - The Little Mermaid (closed from 1am-4am) - Luigi's Flying Tires - Mater's Junkyard Jamboree - Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue - Muppet Vision 3D- showings of "Frozen" sing-a-long starting at 11:30am - Radiator Springs Racers (8am-4am) - Red Car Trolley - Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (closes at 9pm) - Silly Symphony Swings - Soarin' over California (opens at 6:30am) - Toy Story Midway Mania - Tuck and Roll's Drive'Em Buggies - The Twlight Zone Tower of Terror (opens at 8am)
Special Food Offerings! Here are some of the special food offerings throughout the entire day.
Disneyland Park - Carnation Cafe- Fried Sampler with fried zucchini, onion rings, and fried pickles - Blue Bayou- Pan-seared New York pepper steak - Cafe Orleans- Bananas Foster French Toast, Braised Short Ribs with Mickey-shaped mushroom and asparagus frittata - Plaza Inn- Fried Chicken and Waffles - Jolly Holiday- Super Sub Sammie with salami, capricola and prosciutto - Gibson Girl Ice Cream- Black and White Ice Cream Sandwich - Rancho del Zocalo- Beef/Chicken/Carnitas sopes, Pozole Stew, Beef/Chicken/Carnitas Street Tacos (starting at 11pm) - French Market- Shrimp Po'Boy (starting at 11pm) - Village Haus- "Pastram'boli"' Flatbread (only available from 11am-9pm), Apple Berry Flatbread (9pm-3am) - Tomorrowland Terrace- Breakfast Burrito with eggs and chorizo (11pm-6am) - Hungry Bear- Sweet and Spicy Hot Dog - Harbour Galley- Turkey Tortilla Soup - Stage Door Cafe- Red Velvet Funnel Cake (11am-11pm), Mango and Raspberry Funnel Cake a la mode (11pm-5am) - Bengal BBQ- Brownie and Crispy Cereal Square Skewers - Mint Julep Bar- Super Power Punch
Disney California Adventure Park - World of Color Breakfast Dining Packages at Ariel's Grotto (only available for 3am showing) (requires walk-up reservations, seatings start at 11:30pm) - Wine Country Trattoria- Surf and Turf - Lucky Fortune Cookery- Steamed Chicken and Dumpling Bowl - Award Wieners- Raven's Feast Hot Dog - Taste Pilot's Grill- Sweet and Spicy Chicken Sliders - Cocina Cucamonga- Chicken Mole Plate - Pacific Wharf Cafe- Green Chile Corn Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, Captain America shield bread - Flo's V8 Cafe- Been and Cheddar Sandwich; Breakfast menu during breakfast hours from 11pm-6am - Paradise Garden Grill- Mediterranean Angus Beef Pita Wrap - Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta- Mac and Cheese Flatbread - Clarabelle's Ice Cream- S'mores bar dipped in chocolate with marshmallow fluff drizzle and graham cracker crumbs - Cozy Cone Motel (Cone 4 only)- Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist, Cinnamon Twist, Chocolate Twist and Frozen Lemonade
To see the full details, click here. (Table service restaurant reservations are highly recommended, so call Disney Dining today to reserve!)
Merchandise: Special merchandise will be available for this event, including a special Ear Hat, t-shirts, a limited release pin and more! The locations that will be carrying these items are Main Street Emporium, Disney Showcase, Pioneer Mercantile, Star Trader, Main Street Mad Hatter (ear hat only), Newsstand (ear hat only), Elias & Co., Trolley Treats, and World of Disney.
Also, the Disney Parks online store will offer the t-shirts for seven days starting May 23 at this link. All merchandise is limited, while supplies last.
Parking: As @DLKenCA posted, there are incentives with cars with four or more passengers who are parking at a Disneyland Resort parking: - All guests and Annual Passholders without pre-paid parking will recieve a discounted parking rate of $8. - Annual Passholders with pre-paid parking will recieve one voucher for one free popcorn and one bottled beverage, which can be redeemed at any Disneyland/DCA outdoor vending cart. (At least one passenger in the vehicle must be a valid AP holder with pre-paid parking). - All Annual Passholders and their passengers can also recieve a special Toy Story commuter button. (At least one passenger in the vehicle must be a valid AP Holder). Buttons are limited supply.
To read more about the special parking incentives, click here.
Kick Off Special Activites Here's more information about the big kick-off in the Disneyland Esplanade early Friday morning. In addition to receiving a special commemorative "Rock Your Disney Side" lanyard (available to the first 2,000 guests in line), those there for the 6am opening moment on Friday morning can check out these special activities.
Starting at 4am, a DJ will play music with special appearances by some familiar Disney friends, all leading up to the opening of both parks at 6am.
In addition, a special, hand-crafted Olaf Sand Sculpture will stand in the esplanade. When completed, it will have taken more than 40 hours to create with 9 tons of sand. Also, Show Your Disney Sidewalk program at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Instagram, featured artists Noah.
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CROWD PREDICTION: Back to short hours this week, and based on our Historical Crowd Index, we see mid-70s with crowds decreasing through the end of the month. There is also a chance of rain toward the end of the week which could throw a wrench in things. Friday and Sunday's have been the busiest days, but rain on Friday could cause the crowds to be significantly less. Have a great weekend! - Admin Apr 21, 2015 11:28AM