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The Disney theme parks in the U.S. will be open 24 hours straight on May 24th to celebrate the start of the Memorial Day weekend. The Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in California will be open from 6a.m. on May 24th to 6a.m.  May 25th.This is similar to what Disney did to celebrate leap year in 2012.

All the rides at both parks will run for the 24-hour period and Disney characters will be roaming the park as they always do.  Disney’s new movie Monsters' University will come out on the first day of summer June 21.