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24 Hours of Fun and Entertainment in Three Disney Parks

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

We’re just one week away from our next Limited Time Magic event, the huge Disney Parks Monstrous Summer All-Nighter on May 24! Pam Brandon and Steven Miller will be along later to share details about some of the great food and merchandise you can expect to find, but first I’d like to tell you more about the special entertainment we have in store.
Mike and Sulley of Disney•Pixar's 'Monsters University' Will Join the Fun at Magic Kingdom Park During Disney Parks' Monstrous Summer All-Nighter
Everything kicks-off with special opening moments in front of the parks, leading up to 6 a.m., and then you’re off and running for 24 hours of fun!* Many of your usual favorite characters and shows will be happening throughout the day, but we also have some extra things planned just for this event.

At Magic Kingdom Park, Mike and Sulley from this summer’s new Disney•Pixar film “Monsters University” will pop in to “scare up” some excitement at the “Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It!” Street Party, and serve as Grand Marshals during a special pre-parade, complete with a cheer squad, flag corps and a marching band playing the MU Fight Song! You can catch this procession just ahead of each of that day’s two performances of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” Parade. In Tomorrowland, the Rockettower Plaza Stage plays host to a “Monster Mania” DJ Dance Party from 4 – 9 p.m. and “Monsters University Movie Night” from 11 p.m. – 5 a.m., featuring back-to-back showings of the original “Monsters, Inc.” and an opportunity to meet Mike and Sulley! Finally, you can dance the night away at Disney’s Up All Night Dance Party at Cinderella Castle, keeping things lively from 2 – 5:45 a.m.

At Disneyland Resort, the fun spreads out across two Disney Parks! Disney California Adventure park is having a Hollywood Viewing Party, screening “Monsters, Inc.” inside Muppets Theater and hosting Mad T Party outside in Hollywood Land. Both start at 9 p.m. and continue through the night. Elsewhere, the “Monsters University” gang will be out and about with the new MU float from the Pixar Play Parade, happy to pose for pictures with you.

Disneyland park celebrates with a Disney Character Pajama Party, starting after midnight in Mickey’s Toontown with classic Disney cartoons, a Mickey Mouse Party Zone with DJ and activities for kids, plus goodies available for purchase, like hot chocolate, milk and cookies and other treats. Over in Tomorrowland, there will be Star Wars characters to meet and the TLT “Monstrous” Dance Club at Tomorrowland Terrace, where you can keep the party going from midnight to 5:30 a.m.

During the All-Nighter, the Royal Theatre at Fantasy Faire hosts a Royal Swing Ball, with a live band from 10 p.m. – 1:40 a.m., and beginning June 15 the “Jump, Jive, Boogie Swing Party” will return to the Royal Theatre for select nights during the summer. Keep an eye on the calendar page on for dates and information.

So whether you’re heading to Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort for the Disney Parks Monstrous Summer All-Nighter, you’re in for a monster-sized good time!

*Hours of operation 6:00 a.m. on 5/24/13 to 6:00 a.m. on 5/25/13; subject to capacity restrictions. Only select attractions, entertainment and services will be available. Valid theme park admission required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.


  • Is there any more information on what to expect at Magic Kingdom?

  • Are the characters at Magic Kingdom also going to be in pajamas?

    • Nicole – The Pajama Party is exclusive to Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland, but you may still find some characters in Town Square at Magic Kingdom wearing their PJs overnight!

  • When will we know what attractions will be open during the event?

  • do we need to be there at 6am to 6 am or can we just go anytime like if i want to go later down to disneyland at 7pm at night and stay until 6 am can i do that

    • Brett – While you are certainly not required to be in the park for the entire 24-hour period and can arrive whenever you like, theme park admission on that day will be subject to capacity restrictions.

  • Grad Night 1983 was the last time I experienced anything like this!! It was AWESOME!! I miss Disneyland the most as I now live in Ohio. Most of my Disney time is now spent in Orlando!

  • So this DOES mean that Mad T Party will be for everyone and not just the grads? YAY! I loved MTP on New Year’s and am sure the atmosphere here will be just as amazing and electric. Plus, getting to see the band so late into the night would be a blast again!

    • Erika – It’s sure to be a splendiferous night of celebratiousness!

  • I hope there is information coming on parking, line-ups in the morning, etc. for Disneyland

    • Gregory – Erin Glover will have all those details for you on Monday, so stay tuned!

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