LIVE coverage of 'One More Disney Day' - 24 hours in the Magic Kingdom

Feb 29, 2012 in "One More Disney Day"

Welcome to WDWMAGIC's coverage of Walt Disney World's "One More Disney Day" at the Magic Kingdom.  We'll be keeping you updated LIVE from the Magic Kingdom throughout the 24 hours, so keep checking back on this page for the latest.

Check out our "One More Disney Day" at-a-glance guide for the full run-down of all the entertainment, attraction openings (and closings), transportation schedules, dining hours, and special merchandise.

Mar 01, 2012 - 06:39am
Well that just about concludes our 24 hour coverage of 'One More Disney Day'.  We really hope you have enjoyed our coverage as much as we have enjoyed putting it all together. 

Mar 01, 2012 - 06:34am
That is a wrap on 24 hours in the Magic Kingdom - 6am at the Main Street Station.

Mar 01, 2012 - 06:30am
Princess goodbye from above the Train Station arch

Mar 01, 2012 - 06:15am
Cinderella Castle at 5am

Mar 01, 2012 - 05:30am
The Magic, Memories and You! should be starting any time now.

Mar 01, 2012 - 05:05am
As we move into the final hour of 'One More Disney Day', we can look forward to the days final performance of 'The Magic, Memories and You!' at 05:30am.

Mar 01, 2012 - 04:50am
Fantasyland at 04:15am

Mar 01, 2012 - 04:35am
4am at Pirates of the Caribbean

Mar 01, 2012 - 04:20am
Crews are still at work on Fantasyland construction!

Mar 01, 2012 - 04:15am
More treats


Mar 01, 2012 - 04:06am
Woody and Jessie meet and greet in Frontierland

Mar 01, 2012 - 04:00am
Special Edition chocolate cake pop treat

Mar 01, 2012 - 03:48am
Country Bears meet and greet with Big Al

Mar 01, 2012 - 03:40am
Country Bear Wendell walk about

Mar 01, 2012 - 03:30am
Breakfast is now available at The Lunching Pad, Main Street Bakery, Sleep Hollow, Westward Ho and Cosmic Ray's.

Mar 01, 2012 - 03:30am
Frontierland Hoe Down

Mar 01, 2012 - 03:24am
3am at the Hall of Presidents

Mar 01, 2012 - 03:20am
Duffy meet and greet

Mar 01, 2012 - 02:50am
Chip and Dale are meeting in the Tour Guide Garden, Duffy is outside Crystal Palace, Phineas and Ferb are at the Tomorrowland stage.

Mar 01, 2012 - 02:29am
80 minute wait for Mickey and Minnie at 2am

Mar 01, 2012 - 02:26am
Flynn back with Rapunzel at the Tangled Meet and Greet

Mar 01, 2012 - 02:23am
Phineas and Ferb Meet and Greet in Tomorrowland

Mar 01, 2012 - 02:21am
2am in Tomorrowland

Mar 01, 2012 - 02:14am
70min wait to meet PJ Mickey and Minnie in Town Square Theater

Mar 01, 2012 - 01:55am
The DJ at 'The Castle Hub Dance Party'

Mar 01, 2012 - 01:51am
A very rare Meet and Greet with Snow White and all Seven Dwarf's in Fantasyland

Mar 01, 2012 - 01:45am
The Castle Hub Dance Party with Goofy and Pluto

Mar 01, 2012 - 01:42am
The Castle Hub Dance Party gets underway

Mar 01, 2012 - 01:32am
1am at Cinderella Castle

Mar 01, 2012 - 01:27am
After a delayed start, the Castle Hub Dance Party has just started.

Mar 01, 2012 - 01:00am
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin is set to close at 1:30am, reopening a little later at 4am.  Also, Snow White's Scary Adventures is due to close at 1am reopening at 2:30am.

Mar 01, 2012 - 00:30am
1am sees the start of the Castle Hub Dance Party all the way thru to 5:30am!

Mar 01, 2012 - 00:28am
The restaurants that remain open are very busy indeed, Pecos Bill has around a 20min wait.

Mar 01, 2012 - 00:22am
Magic Kingdom Wait Time Update: Space Mountain: 45mins, Haunted Mansion: 25mins, Jungle Cruise: 30mins, Peter Pan's Flight: 35mins, Pirates of the Caribbean: 20mins, Splash Mountain: 15mins, It's a Small World: 15mins, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 20mins, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin: 20mins.

Mar 01, 2012 - 00:18am
The Main Street Electrical Parade

Mar 01, 2012 - 00:14am
Midnight with the Main Street Electrical Parade.

Mar 01, 2012 - Midnight - 00:00am
The Main Street Electrical Parade is about to start!

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:30pm
30 minutes to go for today's final Main Street Electrical Parade.

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:00pm
11pm on Main Street U.S.A.

Feb 29, 2012 - 10:55pm
For those of Welsh origin, Happy Saint David's Day!

Feb 29, 2012 - 10:49pm
Today's final showing of 'The Magic, Memories and You!' is due to start over at the Castle at 11pm.  If you miss this show, not to worry you can watch the one at 5:30am!  At 5:30am there are going to be a lot of memories to share!

Feb 29, 2012 - 10:43pm
10pm at the City Hall

Feb 29, 2012 - 10:38pm
Main Street Electrical Parade

Feb 29, 2012 - 10:29pm
We found a great place for dinner, but on closer inspection our seats were already taken - A Ghostly Ball at the Haunted Mansion.

Feb 29, 2012 - 9:55pm
The Main Street Electrical Parade is going to start in 5 minutes! 

Feb 29, 2012 - 9:50pm
Partners statue

Feb 29, 2012 - 9:30pm
'The Magic, The Memories, and You!' finale

9pm brings up 9 more hours to go with a second performance of 'The Magic, The Memories, and You!'.

Feb 29, 2012 - 9:24pm
The Main Street Electrical parade is set to pass thru the Magic Kingdom at 10pm.  If you don't get a chance to see the parade then, the parade is back at 12am.

Leap Year Trivia:
This leap day marks the first time ever that both Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom here in Florida are staying open for a full 24 hours!

Feb 29, 2012 - 9:00pm
Last chance to see Mickey Mouse at the Town Square Theater, set to close at 10pm.

Feb 29, 2012 - 8:55pm
Magic Kingdom Wait Time Update: Space Mountain: 60mins, Peter Pan's Flight: 65mins, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin: 30mins, Haunted Mansion: 25mins, Splash Mountain: 20mins, Pirates of the Caribbean: 10mins, Jungle Cruise: 25mins, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 30mins, Stitch's Great Escape: 10mins, It's a Small World: 15mins.

Feb 29, 2012 - 8:50pm
Crowds are really picking up with Main Street being in complete gridlock after 'Wishes'.  The Magic Kingdom is using the Main Street bypass to exit guests backstage behind Main Street.

Feb 29, 2012 - 8:36pm
'Wishes' lighting up the sky at 8pm

Feb 29, 2012 - 8:35pm
The Magic, The Memories, and You!

Leap Year Trivia:
The odds of being born in a leap year are 1 in 1,461.

Feb 29, 2012 - 8:13pm
We are hearing reports that the Emporium has new supplies of T-Shirts including smaller sizes.

Feb 29, 2012 - 7:58pm
'Wishes' is about to start!  Get ready to make a wish!

Feb 29, 2012 - 7:40pm
Whilst we eagerly await 'Wishes', lets share some interesting facts about the show:  Wishes replaced Fantasy in the Sky which had been running since 1971!  Wishes was officiallly opened on October 9th 2003.  During the 12 minute spectacular, 683 individual pieces of pyrotechnics are launched high above Magic Kingdom!  The firework display was designed by Eric Tucker, whose award-winning pyrotechnic displays include 'IlluminNations: Reflections of Earth" over at Epcot.

Feb 29, 2012 - 7:36pm
'Wishes' starts tonight at 8pm, and crowds are already getting into position.

Feb 29, 2012 - 7:20pm
Today's final 'Dream Along with Mickey' stage show is starting at Cinderella's Castle Forecourt Stage.

Feb 29, 2012 - 7:17pm
'The Magic, Memories and You!' is set to start at 7:45pm, with further shows at 9pm, 11pm and a special show at 5:30am Thursday morning!

Feb 29, 2012 - 7:10pm
Castle pyro over Liberty Square

Feb 29, 2012 - 7:00pm
No better place than the Haunted Mansion to mark the 13th hour of 'One More Disney Day' !

Feb 29, 2012 - 6:55pm
Weather Update for tonight: Partly cloudy with areas of patchy fog.  Temperatures dropping to 66 degrees.

Leap Year Trivia:
Many folk tales revolve around Leap Year, one such story tells of how in the 5th Century St Bridget complained to St Patrick that women have to wait too long for their suitors to propose.  St Patrick therefore gave her a day in february for ladies to propose.

Feb 29, 2012 - 6:20pm
The Sun is starting to set over Pirates of the Caribbean

Feb 29, 2012 - 6:16pm
6pm at the Jungle Cruise

Feb 29, 2012 - 6:01pm
Partners, Walt and Mickey

Feb 29, 2012 - 5:55pm
Magic Kingdom Wait Time Update: Space Mountain: 25mins, Pirates of the Caribbean: 10mins, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin: 30mins, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 30mins, Haunted Mansion: 35mins, Peter Pan's Flight: 35mins, Splash Mountain: 60mins, Jungle Cruise: 35mins.

Feb 29, 2012 - 5:45pm
Prince Eric's Castle in the new Fantasyland is topped off just in time for 'One More Disney Day'

Feb 29, 2012 - 5:37pm
Chip and Dale bronze sculptures

Feb 29, 2012 - 5:30pm
It's the final celebration of 'Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It! Street Party' at 5:40pm for Wednesday.

Leap Year Trivia:
The rules for deciding if a year is a leap year is not straightforward.  Each fourth year is normally a leap year, however a year which is divisible by 100, but is not divisible by 400 is not a leap year!

Feb 29, 2012 - 5:17pm
5pm at Pirates of the Caribbean

Feb 29, 2012 - 4:30pm
4pm at Splash Mountain

Feb 29, 2012 - 4:25pm
Fancy a walk into Tomorrowland?

Feb 29, 2012 - 4:07pm
Weather Update for tonight:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing around early evening.  Temperatures dropping to the mid 70's.

Feb 29, 2012 - 4:00pm
'Dream Along with Mickey' is due to start at 4:15pm.

Feb 29, 2012 - 3:54pm
'Celebrate a Dream Come True' Parade

Feb 29, 2012 - 3:51pm
3pm at Cinderella Castle

Feb 29, 2012 - 3:42pm
The Main Street Fire Dept...

... pulls away a little too fast!

Feb 29, 2012 - 3:23pm
Magic Kingdom Wait Time Update: Pirates of the Caribbean: 10mins, Stich's Great Escape: 10mins, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin: 20mins, Haunted Mansion: 20mins, It's a Small World: 25mins, Jungle Cruise: 30mins, Splash Mountain: 35mins, Space Mountain: 45mins.

Feb 29, 2012 - 3:00pm
Don't miss 'Celebrate a Dream Come True'.  The parade is about to start!

Feb 29, 2012 - 2:50pm
The one that got away!

Feb 29, 2012 - 2:40pm
2pm at Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

Feb 29, 2012 - 2:22pm
The 'Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade' is set to start at 3pm, so nows a good time to find a great viewing location.

Feb 29, 2012 - 2:15pm
'Dream Along with Mickey' is just about to start over at the Castle.

Feb 29, 2012 - 2:12pm
The Main Street Philharmonic in Liberty Square

Feb 29, 2012 - 2:00pm
A picture perfect Cinderella Castle

Feb 29, 2012 - 1:52pm
Fantasyland construction never stops, not even on 'One More Disney Day'.

Feb 29, 2012 - 1:45pm
Mickey and the gang in 'Dream Along with Mickey'

Feb 29, 2012 - 1:35pm
1pm at Space Mountain

Feb 29, 2012 - 12:49pm
Dream Along with Mickey is scheduled to start at 1:15pm at the Castle Stage. 

Feb 29, 2012 - 12:40pm
Disney Topiary looking better than ever

Leap Year Trivia:
According to age-old tradition, when rules of courtship were very strict, women could only propose marriage on Feb 29th.

Feb 29, 2012 - 12:15pm
A quarter way through this Magical Day!  Midday at Peter Pan's Flight.

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:59am
Blink and you will miss it! - Monorail Red zooms by the Magic Kingdom

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:55am
Last chance to see the Main Street Trolley Show at 12:00pm.

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:40am
What is left of the T-Shirts, mainly large sizes.

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:35am
Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:34am
Town Square at 11:15am

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:30am
The Main Street Station in full bloom on 'One More Disney Day'

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:27am
The Frontierland Hoedown is due to get underway at 11:40am.

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:23am
11am at the City Hall

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:15am
The Main Street Trolley Show

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:10am
Casey's Corner, Columbia Harbour House, Cosmic Ray's, Pecos Bill, Pinocchio Village Haus, Tortuga Tavern and The Plaza Restuarant are now all open.

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:00am
See the Mad Hatter, Genie, Lumiere and Sebastian pop out of huge boxes by the Castle!

Feb 29, 2012 - 10:53am
Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It! Street Party is due to start at 11am.

Leap Year Trivia:
Someone who is born on February 29 is called a 'Leapling' or a 'Leaper'. 

Feb 29, 2012 - 10:41am
Its lovely weather here at the Magic Kingdom!

Feb 29, 2012 - 10:19am
Magic Kingdom Wait Time Update:  Haunted Mansion: 15mins, Space Mountain: 10mins, Pirates of the Caribbean: 10mins, Splash Mountain: 10mins, Jungle Cruise: 15mins, Peter Pan's Flight: 50mins, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin: 10mins, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 20mins.

Feb 29, 2012 - 10:11am
10am at The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Feb 29, 2012 - 09:50am
The Dapper Dans are in good voice

Feb 29, 2012 - 09:44am
9am on Main Street U.S.A.

Leap Year Trivia:
Why do we have a leap year? In a nutshell, the Earth does not take precisely 365 days to orbit the Sun, in fact its closer to 365.2 days, which is roughly 365 days and 6 hours. Therefore every 4 years we have an extra day. This extra day is added to our calandar to keep everything in sync, including the weather. Without the leap year we would eventually start to see Summer in January!

Feb 29, 2012 - 09:25am
Princess and the Frog Meet and Greet is all set to go at 09:30am.  Pooh Meet and Greet starts at 10:15am.

Feb 29, 2012 - 08:50am
Tangled Play and Greet is ready to open at 9:15am.  Also, Woody and Jessie Meet and Greet at 9:30am.

Feb 29, 2012 - 08:38am
Whats the best thing on the menu?  The cinnamon roll of course!  This could take a while, catch up with you in a moment...

Feb 29, 2012 - 08:38am
The Main Street Bakery - the place to go for breakfast at the Magic Kingdom

Feb 29, 2012 - 08:35am
8am at the Main Street Station

Feb 29, 2012 - 07:49am
Weather forecast for today: Partly Cloudy with mixed sunshine, with a high of 87 degrees, with a low of 66 degrees.  There is a 20% chance of rain, and a short spell of thunderstorms is possible.

Feb 29, 2012 - 07:27am
Cast Members are handing out One More Disney Day buttons, hurry they are going fast.

Feb 29, 2012 - 07:25am
A view of a deserted Frontierland

Feb 29, 2012 - 07:24am
Its not everyday that you see Main Street looking like this!

Feb 29, 2012 - 07:22am
1 hour down, 23 to go!

Feb 29, 2012 - 07:19am
Daylight creeping through the fog

Feb 29, 2012 - 07:15am
An early morning on Main Street U.S.A.

Feb 29, 2012 - 07:07am
Maximum wait time right now is 10 minutes, most rides are pretty much walk on.

Feb 29, 2012 - 06:45am
The Main Street Trolley Show starts on Main Street in 30 minutes, 07:15am.

Feb 29, 2012 - 06:42am
Merchandise is flying out the door, queues 50 people deep at all the emporium registers.  Size small and medium are close to sold out right now.

Feb 29, 2012 - 06:37am
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom seems very popular right now, queue out of the door!

Feb 29, 2012 - 06:34am
Live picture of Main Street

Feb 29, 2012 - 06:31am
One More Disney Day banner at the station

Feb 29, 2012 - 06:26am
Pictures from the Welcome Show earlier

Feb 29, 2012 - 06:22am
Mickey Mouse with TV segments

Feb 29, 2012 - 06:15am
Guests queuing at the turnstiles before the park opened

Feb 29, 2012 - 06:15am
The official times guide is available for viewing here.

Feb 29, 2012 - 06:00am
"One More Disney Day" begins with the opening of the Magic Kingdom.

Feb 29, 2012 - 05:57am
The Welcome show looks like its starting!

Feb 29, 2012 - 05:53am
The Welcome show to begin in 5 minutes has just been announced!

Feb 29, 2012 - 05:47am
The area from the turnstiles to the station is completely full with queues of about 20 guests at each turnstile.

Feb 29, 2012 - 05:45am
At the Entrance to the Magic Kingdom, TV stations are lined up in front of the station doing segments with Mickey and Minnie.

Feb 29, 2012 - 05:30am
Welcome to our 24 hour coverage of Walt Disney World's "One More Disney Day".  With just 30 minutes before the Magic Kingdom opens, we hope you can join us here at WDWMAGIC and enjoy with us this very special day!

Article Posted: Feb 29, 2012 / 5:30am EST