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Leap Year celebration 24-hour funWalt Disney World ® in Orlando and Disneyland in California will have guests “leap”ing for joy this Leap Day when they keep their most popular park open for 24 hours in celebration of Leap Year! Disney’s ® Magic Kingdom ™ will be spreading the magic starting February 29 at 6:00 a.m. and going through 6:00 a.m. on March 1.

Disney’s ® “One More Disney Day” invites Magic Kingdom ™ guests to celebrate the extra day with 24 hours of non-stop Disney magic! Ride your favorite rides like Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain just as the sun rises or take in the beauty of Cinderella Castle as the sun settles behind her. You can even spin your way into March as you ride Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Tea Party ride as the sun comes back up on the 1st.

Disney ® guests will not only be able to experience one more day of Disney magic but they’ll also be able to win one more vacation with a special Disney sweepstakes. For the first time ever, Disney ® is giving away a vacation everyday from now until Leap Day, Feb. 29. A daily winner will be chosen for the “One More Disney ® Day” sweepstakes and will receive a Disney ® Parks vacation! Guests will have the opportunity to win one of 60 5-day/4-night vacation packages for 4 to either Walt Disney World Resort® or Disneyland Resort.

In 2011, Disney began encouraging families to “Let the Memories Begin,” with guests celebrating their Disney moments by sharing their vacation stories, photos and videos online. The success of the “Let the Memories Begin” campaign over the past year has ensured it will continue through 2012.

“We’re honored that so many guests have shared their Disney memories with us as part of ‘Let the Memories Begin’, and I’m pleased to announce that the campaign will continue throughout 2012,” said Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Tom Staggs. “To celebrate, for the first time ever, the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Parks will remain open for 24 hours on Leap Day, so that our guests can take advantage of every minute of their extra day to make memories with friends and family.”

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