Anaheim, Calif. and Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – Disney Parks guests made the most of February 29 when Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California celebrated Leap Year by keeping a theme park on each coast open for 24 hours of nonstop memory-making fun.
For the first time ever, both the Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland Park were open for 24 hours straight as part of a bi-coastal salute called “One More Disney Day.” From 6 a.m., February 29 to 6 a.m., March 1, 2012, local time, guests filled the extra day of leap year with a marathon of Disney magic and fun.
At Disneyland, the celebration included complimentary “One More Disney Day” buttons for all guests and limited-edition “One More Disney Day” mouse ears for the first 2,000 guests to enter the park. Overnight, guests enjoyed character appearances (with some characters in pajamas), special food offerings and a viewing of Fantasmic!, the water show at Rivers of America.
As part of the celebration, for 60 days straight – from Jan. 1, 2012 to Feb. 29, 2012 – a daily winner was chosen in the “Disney Parks One More Disney Day Sweepstakes” to receive a Disney Parks vacation. One entrant each day won a vacation for four to make memories at either Disneyland Resort in California or Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Beginning in 2011, Disney Parks encouraged families to “Let the Memories Begin,” with guests celebrating their only-at-Disney memories by sharing their vacation stories, photos and videos online at DisneyParks.com/memories.
About Disneyland Resort: Located on approximately 500 acres in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure park – plus the Downtown Disney District comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s three hotels are the 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the 969-room Disneyland Hotel and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. With 22,000 cast members, the Disneyland Resort is Orange County’s largest employer and generates $4.7 billion annually for the Southern California economy. The Resort has welcomed more than 600 million guests since opening on July 17, 1955. For detailed information about the Disneyland Resort, please visit Disneyland.com.
News Release – One More Disney Day