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VIDEO: Making 24 Memories in 24 Hours at Magic Kingdom Park

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

Twenty-four hours, 24 memories. When Disney Parks announced they would open Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland park at Disneyland Resort, I knew I had to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. What an absolutely incredible day, filled with memories I’ll never forget. Here’s a look at my One More Disney Day.

Nate Defeats Emperor Zurg at Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park Minnie, Mickey and Nate get into the spirit by wearing pajamas. Now it’s off to the Flying Carpets of Aladdin.
Nate in front of the Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction Nate and friends in front of the Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction Having a Dole Whip with friends. What is your favorite frozen treat? Nate is trying them all!
Betsy and Nate Enjoying One More Disney Day Nate Shows Off His Pirates League Makeover with Some Fellow Cast Members Nate Gets His Caffeine Fix for One More Disney Day Nate Tries to Pull the Sword from the Stone in Fantasyland
The Finished Pirates League Makeover Nate Finds a Fellow Scalawag During One More Disney Day Nate Rides Splash Mountain with a Fellow Cast Member for One More Disney Day Nate experiences Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room with a pal.
Disney Parks Blog Author Nate Rasmussen Shares a Tasty Treat with a Friend Disney Parks Blog Author Nate Rasmussen Enjoys a Turkey Leg at One More Disney Day Nate Participates in one of the Many Parades During on More Disney Day Nate and Friends Save the Kingdom in the new Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game
Disney Parks Blog Author Nate Rasmussen Enjoying One More Disney Day Disney Parks Blog Author Nate Rasmussen Enjoying One More Disney Day Disney Parks Blog Author Nate Rasmussen Relaxes During One More Disney Day Disney Parks Blog Author Nate Rasmussen and Friends During One More Disney Day


  • This video was hilarious, I love your song on the teacups. Was the sleep deprivation/over-caffeination hitting you at that point? It made me smile, thanks.

  • Dave: it is a YouTube video…I was able to watch just fine on my iPad from here…try googling it and watch it via YouTube…

  • I think I could do 24 hours of Disney Desserts. There are so many unbelievable treats around the parks.

    A great job on a very looooooong day!

  • Chicken and waffles I believe are at Sleepy Hollow refreshments in Liberty Square.

    Great video, by the way!

  • I was there and it was amazing! Hoping that Disney does this in 2016!

  • We were there! We went to the tomorrowland dessert fireworks on the 29th! the desserts were amazing! how did we miss seeing you there? What an unbelievable day at MK!!!!!

    • I was there, and the desserts were amazing. I’m not sure how you didn’t see us – we were filming right by the desserts!

  • Would love to be able to watch on my iPad but the video won’t play because you only made it available for pc.

  • Can the disney parks blog do a recap of the day for the both parks and release the numbers for the day? I was at the DL and belive me I had so much fun and I will return the next time the parks does a specil event like this or in 4 years when on Monday Febuary 29, 2016 the 2nd Just One More Disney Day.

  • We were in the MK on leaping day too, we had to leave at 1.30 AM cause baby was sleeping and we were too tired to stay, but it was GREAT, as everthing Disney mades 🙂 Since we were coming from Italy it was awesome to be part of such a unique event!

  • I hope that this happens again in 2016.

  • Awesome video! One question – where did you find chicken and waffles? Sounds awesome!

    • Hey, Mark. You can find them at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square.

  • My sister and I were at MK, WDW too! We started going to WDW for the first anniversary in October of 1972 so we couldn’t pass up the chance to be a little part of Disney history by being there for 24 hours! Dinner at 230am at the Plaza was unique, riding space mountain at 345am and haunted mansion at 4am was fun…and we certainly weren’t alone! Had a great time!

    • It was a lot of fun, I agree!

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