Disney parks to stay open 24 hours on May 24

Published On: Apr 26 2013 06:28:07 AM EDT
Updated On: Apr 26 2013 05:42:31 PM EDT

Disney will celebrate the start of the summer season by keeping three theme parks open for 24 hours straight on May 24.


Disney World announced Thursday night that it's going to keep three of its theme parks open for 24 hours on May 24 to kick off Memorial Day weekend.

To kickoff a monstrous summer, Spaceship Earth at Epcot was turned into Mike Wizowski, the green, one-eyed monster from Monster's Inc.

Magic Kingdom will be open all night with rides available for guests and pop-in visits from characters from the movie.

Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis said Disneyland and Disney Adventure Park in California will also stay open from 6 a.m. on May 24 to 6 a.m. on May 25.

Spaceship Earth was also a buildup to the new Disney Pixar movie, Monstrous University, which comes out June 21.

Disney did something similar in 2012 to celebrate leap year.


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