Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks to open 24 hours on May 24 to celebrate summer

The entrance to Disneyland.
The entrance to Disneyland.
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Disney will celebrate the start of the summer season by keeping Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks open for 24 hours straight on May 24.

The announcement was made Thursday night in Orlando by Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis.

The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida, along with the parks in Anaheim, will stay open from 6 a.m. on May 24 to 6 a.m. May 25.

Disney did something similar in 2012 to celebrate leap year.

“This summer, Disney Parks are bursting with a monstrous lineup of new thrills, shows and happenings,” Kalogridis said. “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 our Disney Parks Monstrous Summer.”