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Disney Parks releases details on 24-hour party to ‘Rock Your Disney Side’

Disney Parks kicks off its “Rock Your Disney Side” summer on May 23-24 with summer season with a 24-hour party at three of its domestic theme parks.
Disney Parks kicks off its “Rock Your Disney Side” summer on May 23-24 with summer season with a 24-hour party at three of its domestic theme parks.
Mattt Stroshane. Photo courtesy of Disney, used with permission.

Disney Parks will jump into their busy summer season with a 24-hour party at three of its domestic theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in California, and Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. On May 16, Disney Parks released details about its “All-Nighter” parties that invite guests to “Rock Your Disney Side” all night long.

The 24-hour Disney All-Nighter parties kick off Memorial Day Weekend. The events run from 6 a.m. Friday, May 23 to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, local time. Guest who attend one of these events, which are subject to capacity restrictions and require valid admission, will enjoy special character appearances and entertainment.

Guest are invited to participate in the party for “Rock Your Disney Side,” which is Disney’s 2014 promotion, by dressing in costume. Disney Parks suggests going as a favorite hero or villain, and reminds guests that costumes are subject to Disney guidelines for family-friendly attire and safety.

“It’s Good to be Bad” at the Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World’s site for the 24-hour East Coast party, puts Disney Villains in the spotlight. In addition to classic and frequently seen baddies like Maleficent Cruella De Vil, the park welcomes more elusive characters including the Big Bad Wolf, Stromboli from “Pinocchio,” and Bowler Hat Guy from “Meet the Robinsons.” These Disney Villains will appear at various park locations and participate in the “It’s Good to Be Bad” procession to take place before Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade.

Magic Kingdom will help guests keep their energy up with dance parties to take place around Cinderella Castle and in Frontierland. And at Tomorrowland’s Rockettower Plaza Stage, the All-Nighter will offer special screenings of Pixar’s “The Incredibles” to follow the “#IncrediblesSuperDanceParty” experience, which is one of the park’s nightly summer entertainment offerings.

Disneyland Resort dances all night long

Both West Coast theme parks remain open for the Disneyland All-Nighter. In addition to providing live entertainment and fireworks, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park dance-till-dawn parties where guests don’t need to run home when the clock strikes midnight.

The celebratory atmosphere starts in the Esplanade that welcomes guests to the park entrances. There, Olaf, the summer-loving snowman from “Frozen,” gets to enjoy the beach. Sort of. He’s represented as a larger-than-life sand sculpture for the 24-hour party. Disneyland Resort’s party also promises to be a blast right from the start, a somewhat literal assertion. Fireworks and live entertainment will entertain guests as the parks open at 6 a.m.

Inside Disneyland Park, the All-Nighter offers an after-midnight performance of “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, just one of the many special things that happen at the witching hour. The park offers two showings of Fantasmic and a “Magical” fireworks spectacular.

Speaking of witches and other Disney Villains, the All-Nighter promises an evil, overnight occupation of Fantasy Faire’s Royal Hall for the 24-hour party. Guests in a Marvel mood can watch the “Avengers Super Hero Movie Marathon” will run throughout the day and overnight in Tomorrowland’s Magic Eye Theater.

At Disney California Adventure, the All-Nighter offers a 3 a.m. performance of the parks nighttime spectacular World of Color. The park will also offer extra performances of “Aladdin – A Stage Musical” and “Disney Junior – Live on Stage.” Muppets Theater will show sing-along screenings of “Frozen,” while A Bug’s Life Theater” has a sneak peek of the upcoming “Maleficient.”

Disney guests who must move to the music can get their groove on at both Disneyland Resort theme parks. Disneyland will have a live band at Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Club, a DJ at Sleeping Beauty Castle Forecourt Dance Club, and a Royal Swing Ball at Fantasy Faire. At the same time, Disney California Adventure Park boasts all all-night “Mad T Party,” the park’s popular band, and dancing in Pacific Wharf and Paradise Garden.

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