Hundreds of fans flocked to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World before the crack of dawn to kick off One More Disney Day. In honor of Leap Year, on Feb. 29, 2012 the park was open for 24 hours along with Disneyland Park in California, a first for Disney Parks.
The celebration started at 5:50 a.m. with an special performance of the daily welcome ceremony at the Main Street Train Station. Guests who registered online ahead of time were given One More Disney Day ear hats (while supplies lasted) and buttons. The buttons were given out all day long.
The middle of the day continued like a normal day at the Magic Kingdom for the most part. But once the clock hit midnight things started to heat up.
Mickey and Minnie came to the Town Square Theater to meet and greet guests in their pajamas before heading to Disneyland in California to meet and greet guests. For most of the night, the lines to see them were very long.
At 1 a.m., three Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It floats rolled in down Main Street U.S.A and parked in the Hub for a “Dance the Night Away” party. The party continued all night. Click Here for a quick video from the party.
At 6 a.m. the Magic Kingdom closed after a straight 24 hours. Many guests waited until exactly 6 a.m. to start heading out of the park. Many guests spent all 24 hours in the park and a few even visited both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland.
Be sure to watch episode 66 of Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show for our video coverage of One More Disney Day.