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One More Disney Day

Disneyland and Disney World Leap Year 2012 Event

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One More Disney Day

Ahoy mateys! The Pirates of the Caribbean will be pillaging and plundering round the clock on leap day 2012 as part of the One More Disney Day event.

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The US Disney parks will make the most of leap year by opening both Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Florida for 24 hours on Wednesday, February 29, the "extra day" in 2012. As part of what the Mouse is calling its "One More Disney Day" event, the parks will open at 6:00 a.m. that Wednesday and remain open straight through to 6:00 a.m on Thursday, March 1.

Along with the unique opportunity to visit the Haunted Mansion at 3:15 a.m. (assuming that the attraction will be open; at the time this was written, Disney had not revealed the details about what rides and shows would be in operation during the wee hours), the resorts will also be giving away 60 trips to its US resorts and throwing in a free night (one more Disney day, get it?) for vacationers that book a hotel and park ticket package for three nights or more.

The sweepstakes kicks off on January 1, 2012 and continues through leap day, February 29. One winner will be chosen each day to receive a 5-day vacation for four people at his choice of either Disneyland or Disney World. The prize includes airfare, hotel, park tickets, spending money, and other goodies.

The buy-three, get-one-free vacation deal is good for both Disneyland And Disney World. The packages must be booked by January 31, and the stays must be scheduled for the relatively short window between February 26 and March 10 (which, of course, includes leap day and the chance to visit the parks for their 24-hour marathons). The Disneyland deal includes bonus Fastpasses that will allow holders immediate access to Fastpass-enabled attractions. To learn more about this and other Disney parks offers, visit the Orlando Vacation Deals and the California Vacation Deals pages.

Disney is presenting its One More Day promotion as part of the Let the Memories Begin event. Started in 2011, the Memories event includes nightly shows at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom that feature guests' images. It will continue throughout 2012.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort


It will be too early to book a room at the Art of Animation for the end of February, since Disney's latest Value Resort won't open until May. Catch a sneak peek of the hotel in my photo preview of Disney's Art of Animation Resort.
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