Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will kick off a Monstrous Summer by keeping three theme parks open for 24 hours nonstop on Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of the family travel season.
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, 2013, local time* marking the beginning of a summer of fun inspired by the upcoming Disney•Pixar comedy adventure Monsters University.
Monstrous Summer All-Nighter Schedule
May 24 - 25, 6am to 6am
The Resort monorail and Express monorail will be operating for much of the 24 hour period, beginning operations from approximately 5:15am. The Resort beam will be closing from approximately 2:30am to 4:30am on Saturday. The Express beam will be closing from approximately 7am to 9am on Saturday morning. During the monorail closures, bus and water transportation will remain available.
Welcome Show - 5:50am
Main Street Trolley Show - 6:45am, 7:40am, 8:35am, 9:25am
Up All Night Dance Party at the hub - 2am to 5:45am
Monsters Movie Night in Tomorrowland - 11pm to 5am
Monsters Dance Party in Tomorrowland - 4pm to 9pm
Monsters pre-parade -12:15pm, 2:45pm
Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade - 12:30pm, 3pm
Main Street Electrical Parade - 9pm and 1am
Celebrate the Magic - 9:45pm, 11pm, 12:00am
Wishes - 10pm
Meet and Greets
Mike and Sulley: Intermittent from 11pm to 5am
Captain Jack Sparrow
Tinker Bell's Magical Nook
Town Square Theater
Mickey and Minnie in PJs at Townsquare Theater 11pm to 6am
Open 24 hours
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Town Square Theater
Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Swiss Family Treehouse
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Tinker Bell's Magical Nook
The Hall of Presidents
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Country Bear Jamboree
Casey Jr. Splash n Soak Station
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Stitch's Great Escape!
Monsters Inc Laugh Floor
Tomorrowland Transit Authority
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Open 24 hours but with intermittent closures
Pirates of the Caribbean (closed 5am to 6am)
The Haunted Mansion (closed 5am to 6am)
Splash Mountain (closed 4am to 6am)
"it's a small world" (closed 4am to 6am)
Dumbo (closed 2:30am to 4am)
Mad Tea Party (closed to midnight to 3am)
Peter Pan's Flight (closed 2am to 4am)
The Barnstormer (closed 11pm to 2:30am)
Under the Sea-Journey of The Little Mermaid (closed 5am to 6am)
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin (closed 1:30am to 4am)
Space Mountain (closed 4am to 6am)
Open 24 hours
Plaza Ice Cream
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Sunshine Tree Terrace
Liberty Square Market
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies - The Lunching Pad
Casey’s Corner (Saturday only)
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (Saturday only)
"Eye Scream" sundae
Monster Cupcakes and Cookies
Monster Energy Drinks
Monstrous Summer Announcement
The oversized fun of a 24-hour Disney park “All-Nighter” called for an equally epic announcement, and the huge sphere of Spaceship Earth was transformed from Disney Parks icon to Disney?Pixar “Eye-con,” becoming a 180-foot-tall, fully animated Mike Wazowski, the loveable green-bodied, one-eyed monster who joins best pal James P. Sullivan (“Sulley”) in the prequel to Monsters, Inc., this summer as college students with hopes of becoming Scarers.
Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis joined Mike to share the news of the first-ever, three-park All-Nighter.
“This summer, Disney Parks are bursting with a monstrous lineup of new thrills, shows and happenings,” said 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.”
Mike and Sulley will take a break from collegiate life and their Scare studies at Monsters University to host the All-Nighter, dropping in to scare up some school spirit. Guests will scream and giggle with delight at the lineup of thrills and entertainment that promises to make this a day and night to be remembered for a lifetime.
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 – complete with pomp and circumstance – and make appearances in Tomorrowland. 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, guests can party the night away at both parks with special entertainment, including a Monsters 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, and guests of Disney California Adventure 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.
The All-Nighter is just the beginning of the fun. In California, vacationers at “The Happiest Place on Earth” will see how Disneyland Resort “Just Got Happier” with great new attractions such as the “Mickey and the Magical Map” stage show. It is also the first summer for guests to experience the new Fantasy Faire with Disney Princesses at Disneyland, and they continue to enjoy the exciting new offerings of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure.
Walt Disney World Monstrous Summer includes new offerings and popular favorites in all four parks. This is the first summer for New Fantasyland, which has received rave reviews from guests since its December grand opening as the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. Guests also will find new, engaging offerings for the entire family throughout the Walt Disney World Resort this summer such as an interactive “Pirates Adventure” game at Magic Kingdom, the newly re-imagined Test Track at Epcot, the new Disney Junior show, featuring Sofia The First and Doc McStuffins, as new additions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, plus Wilderness Explorers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that will bring families together in exciting new ways.