“Celebrate the Magic” commemorates the start of a Monstrous Summer at Walt Disney World Resort, beginning May 24, at Magic Kingdom. The nighttime spectacular, which uses projections to transform Cinderella Castle into a kaleidoscope of Disney characters and stories, introduces a new summer segment including Lilo and Stitch, Ariel and Sebastian and more. Part of Limited Time Magic, the special show addition will last all summer long.
This morning Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts kicked off a Monstrous Summer by giving guests the chance to spend 24 magical hours inside three Disney theme parks.
From 6 a.m. May 24 to 6 a.m., May 25, 2013, on each coast, guests will experience unprecedented monster madness inside Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort, as well as Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort – heading into Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of the family travel season.
Monsterous Summer Mike Wozowski Disney Splash Mountain
The event features special entertainment, Monsters-themed merchandise and frightening food and boo-verages – one scary good time!
In Florida, the festivities at the Magic Kingdom started at 6 a.m. ET with characters Mike Wazowski and best pal James P. Sullivan (“Sulley”) from the upcoming Disney•Pixar comedy adventure Monsters University joining other beloved Disney characters to help open the park with a Monstrous moment. Mike and Sulley also took their turn as Grand Marshals of the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade.
In California, Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park guests were treated to fireworks and live entertainment signaling the 6 a.m. PT opening. Fans hit up the dance floor at Disneyland Park. Disney California Adventure weighed in with the freshly-built Monsters University “dorms” in Hollywoodland and a new Monsters University-themed float leading the Pixar Play Parade.
How long do you think you would last if you attempted 24 hours at Disney?
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. “The Lone Ranger” releases in U.S. theaters on July 3, 2013.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse welcome Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests to their new exploration headquarters, Adventurers Outpost, on Discovery Island. The all-new indoor retreat is the perfect spot for guests to meet the globetrotting duo as they get ready to set off on their next adventure.