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Disneyland and other parks to stay open for 24 hours on one day in May

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Get ready for ’round-the-clock Disney.

Three Disney theme parks will have extended hours for one day next month, staying open from 6 a.m. Friday, May 24 to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 25. The announcement for the 24-hour “all-night party” came on the official Disney Parks blog last week. Participating parks are Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and Florida’s Disney World.

Dance parties, characters making appearances in pajamas, and new Monsters University-themed additions to parades are among the ways the parks will celebrate the extended hours.

If all this sounds like it has to come with a catch, that’s because it probably does. Go to the parks on May 24, and you may find yourself facing a wildebeest stampede à la Lion King. When Disneyland stayed open for 24 hours for a 2012 Leap Day celebration, the park became so crowded that ticket sales were cut off for a few hours late on the night of February 29, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Popwatchers, would you brave the crowds for a chance to go on the Matterhorn at all hours of the night? Which other parks and attractions do you wish would keep its doors open all night? I have long dreamed of renting out the Winchester Mystery House for a full night of flashlight tag.

Follow Emily on Twitter: @EmilyNRome

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