Feed: Actual Travel News
Posted on: Sunday, April 28, 2013 22:38
Author: Actual Travel News
Subject: Disney Parks Debut 24-Hour ?Monstrous Summer? Memorial Day Weekend
Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will kick off what it is dubbing a "Monstrous Summer" by keeping three theme parks open for 24 hours nonstop on Memorial Day Weekend. The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in California will stay open from 6 a.m., May 24 to 6 a.m., May 25. The weekend will take its inspiration from the upcoming Disney Pixar comedy adventure Monsters University.
"This summer, Disney Parks are bursting with a monstrous lineup of new thrills, shows and happenings," said Walt Disney World President George 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."
Monster stars Mike and Sulley (the big blue monster and the yellow eyeball) will host the All-Nighter. 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. Guests also will find extra entertainment throughout the day and night, including characters in their pajamas in Town Square during the late night and early morning, and late-night dance parties in and around the courtyard of Cinderella Castle.
In California, both parks will feature special entertainment, including a Monster's University, TLT Monstrous Dance Club and Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland, and late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland. The new Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre at Disneyland will become a Royal Dance Hall late at night with a live band and dancing. Disney California Adventure guests will find Monstrous photo opportunities with new Monsters University "Dorms" in Hollywood Land and a new Monsters University float leading the Pixar Play Parade.
All three parks will feature limited-edition specialty merchandise and food and beverage offerings plus other surprises throughout the entire day.