Dustin and I found out about the 24 hours of Disney, which was on Feb. 29th where the park (Disneyland & Magic Kingdom) would be open from 6am to 6am Mar. 1st. We knew we had to make a trip down to Disneyland and partake in the event!
Originally, we wanted to see if we could do the entire 24 hours at Disneyland... but due our schedule, it wasn't possible. So we settled for about 12 hours of Disney instead. When we first arrived at the park, it didn't seem very busy. The park started to get crowded around 11pm/midnight. Then it was pretty busy from midnight to about 3am. We met up with our friends and roamed around the park, got on a few rides, etc.
|At about midnight, the wait for Space Mtn was at an hour|
|One of the special menu items at the French Market. I got the chicken gumbo|
|Specially made caramel apple for the event|
|These hoodies (and shirts) were sold out by 3am|
Disney had special events planned like character meet & greets, special menu items like brownie skewers & rice krispy skewers, lobster bisque, corn dog w/ chili, and more. They had a dance party in Tomorrowland, and of course, event merchandise. I really enjoyed the meet and greet because even though the line was long, everyone was having fun and really enjoying themselves. Even the characters were having fun, they kept us laughing the entire time we were waiting.
|Our epic picture with Vader & storm troopers|
Dustin and I were so tired by the time 4am rolled around that we said goodbye to our friends and headed home. If we had more energy (and didn't have to work the next day) we would have stayed till 6am. Our friends who stayed till 6am had a blast! We didn't get on too many rides and only did minimal pin trading, but we had so much fun!
|Only got 2 pins this time around.|
Want to see what the park looked like during the event? Check out my video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeyYHcZlGec&list=UUIN32XcyDJ5cEMu4HGdeNyQ&index=1&feature=plcp