Disney Sunday: Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Open 24 hours on May 24th!

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Credit: Disney Parks

It’s been a great weekend. The weather was perfect, and there were so many fun events taking place. I hope you had a great time, enjoying the weekend with your families.

I think if you read this blog on a semi-regular basis, that you know my family loves Disneyland. We have been annual passholders for many years, and love to make it out, whenever we have the opportunity. If you are a fan of the Disneyland Resort, you want to mark your calendar for May 24th.

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, have decided to kick off the Memorial Weekend with a bang, by keeping both parks open for 24 hours! This will be the start of a Monstrous Summer, and the 24 hour party, looks to be a blast! The parks will stay open from 6 a.m., May 24 to 6 a.m., May 25, 2013,

According to the Disney Parks Blog you will be able to, “party the night away at both parks with special entertainment including: a “Monsters University” “TLT Monstrous” Dance Club and Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland and late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s ToonTown at Disneyland park. The new Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre at Disneyland park will become a Royal Dance Hall late at night with a live band and dancing; and guests of Disney California Adventure park will find Monstrous photo opportunities with new “Monsters University” “Dorms” in Hollywood Land and a new “Monsters University” float leading the Pixar Play Parade.”

It looks like it’s going to be a blast and I’m saving the date and plan on taking the family! I think my kiddos will be all over the pajama party!

Disney Sunday: Fantasty Faire Preview at Disneyland for Annual Passholders


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This year the Disneyland Resort wants you to make special memories with your families. They have been offering benefits for annual passholders, such as early entrance into the parks and other special events, like extended hours in Cars Land, during February. Disney is back at it once again and they have a special sneak peek, for annual passholders. Fantasy Faire, a fascinating new world within Fantasyland, will open March 12, 2013, however if you have a Disneyland Resort annual pass, you can preview it for yourself, before it opens to the general public.

With Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic, you can experience Fantasy Faire, before the general public can experience it. You can preview Fantasy Faire on either March  7th, 8th or 9th. Here is what you have to do.

  • At 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event, Annual Passholders can begin registering inside the entrance to Frontierland, next to Westward Ho, inside  Disneyland Park.
  • All participating Guests (ages 3 and older) must be valid Annual Passholders on the day of the event.
  • Registration must be completed in person at the entrance to Frontierland on the day of the event only; no phone reservations or other registration will be accepted.
  • It is recommended that all members of your party register together.
  • Once an Annual Passholder has presented a valid Annual Passport and event availability has been confirmed, the Annual Passholder will be registered for the event and will receive a color-coded event wristband for the assigned entry time period.
  • Event wristbands are required for admission to the event and are only valid for a specified time during that day’s event

Space is limited, so you definitely want to get there early! I really want to take my daughter and we will definitely be making it out to the park this week. I hope you can all make it because it sounds like a lot of fun! We can’t wait!

For additional info head here.

Disney Sunday: Additional Hours in Disney California Adventure Park on Thursday Nights


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I shared earlier last month, that it pays to be a Disney Annual Passholders, with early admission on select weekends this year. Here is another perk, just for passholders that you do not want to miss out on!

On Thursday nights throughout February 2013, Annual Passholders have the opportunity to stay late in Disney California Adventure Park.The park will stay open for an additional 2 hours after regular closing for Passholders to explore most attractions, stores and dining locations in Disney California Adventure Park.

Dates for Annual Passholder Extended Hours

  • Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Thursday, February 28, 201


Check-in begins at 12:00 noon on the day of the event only, and must be completed in person.Wristbands are required for access to attractions during Annual Passholder Extended Hours.Wristbands are valid only for that day’s event and are subject to availability. Passholders with wristbands may enter the event until thirty (30) minutes prior to the end of the event.

Wristband Distribution

  • From 12:00 noon to the start of the event:
    Wristbands will be distributed inside the Main Entrance of Disney California Adventure Park to the right of the turnstiles.
  • Once the event has begun:
    Wristbands will be distributed at the Main Entrance turnstiles to Disney California Adventure Park.

For additional info head here. Have fun!