Them: "Did you really spend 24 hours in Disney?"
Me: "Absolutely! We stayed in the Magic Kingdom for 24 hours straight!"
Them: "What did you do? Didn't you get sick of it?"
Me: "Are you kidding?! I loved it... and we did everything!"
My fellow Disney Fans will completely appreciate how awesome a 24-hour event like this is. And for those of you who have not gotten to experience such an event, I documented the highlights from our day to share with you!
So first, a little history. Two years back, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts offered "One More Disney" day as a campaign over Leap Day. It was (to my knowledge) the first 24-hour event. I watched people's videos and read blogs about it, wishing to be a part of the magic. The next year, they kicked off the "Monstrous Summer" season with another 24-hour event. This time, it was on my birthday (May 24)! Alas, it was not to be for me. So this year, at the announcement of the "Rock Your Disney Side" 24-hour event, scheduled for May 23, my awesome hubby booked us a trip so we could at last be part of the fun.
Now, the stuff you really want to read:
Our morning started very early. Not runDisney early, but we were up by 4:00 am to get ready for the day. We wanted to make sure we caught rope drop, so we were on the first bus out of Saratoga Springs at 5:15am; this meant getting to the bus stop a bit before 5 in case there was a line. There really weren't too many at our particular location (the first of 5 stops), but it was great to check out everyone's costumes and chat about the day to come.
We pulled into the Magic Kingdom at 5:43 (7 minutes before rope drop), and since we do not carry bags, we were able to snag a spot in front of Main Street Station to catch the pre-show. It was very similar to the normal opening ceremony, but made several references to the Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event. My video turned out choppy, but here are a couple of pics from the morning:
|Haha I rode it on May 23!!|
|From the queue|
|Up the first hill!|
|I just made you hungry, huh?|
|I got to see Anna & Elsa!|
|So so CUTE!|
|Maleficent = AMAZING|
|Please note, we definitely did not look this awake when we left!|