Disneyland was open for 24 hours straight, from 6am to 6am. We didn’t even attempt to go all 24 hours, though there were many that did! We were most interested in the late night events. We let Guinevere nap late, and she woke up around 6pm. We were in the park by around 7pm. We went to DCA first for dinner and shared the exclusive macaroni & cheese pizza at Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta.
After that we crossed over to Disneyland.
I had read that there would be Storm Troopers in Tomorrowland but I didn’t see any, so Jerrod took Guinevere on Autopia.
By the time we were done with that, it was almost time for the fireworks. After the fireworks we rode the Astro Orbiter. When we got to the Stage Door Cafe to have some exclusive Monte Cristo Bites, the 10:30 showing of Fantasmic started. We were able to mostly watch the whole show.
Guinevere said she wanted to go on the Winnie the Pooh ride, so we headed to Critter Country. I changed her into her pajamas at the Hungry Bear restrooms, but when we got to the Winnie the Pooh ride she said she didn’t want to ride it.
That was okay, we just headed back to Fantasyland and one of our most anticipated late night events, a 12:30am Soundsational Parade! Guinevere was happy to wait for the parade, and was so excited when it started.
It was the most exciting Disneyland parade I’ve ever seen! I doubt there was anyone that wasn’t a huge fan, and it felt like a midnight premiere. The crowd was especially excited and responsive, and the performers really rose to the occasion.
By the time the parade was finished it was after 1am. Another late night event we wanted to experience was a pajama party in Toon Town after midnight. I’ve rarely seen so many people entering Toon Town! We gave Guinevere the choice of who to see first, and she chose Mickey Mouse.
After greeting Mickey in his pajamas, Guinevere and Jerrod were getting tired and didn’t want to wait for more characters, so we started walking out. Guinevere fell asleep on the way to the car. We left at about 2am.
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We were at WDW in Florida for it with my sister in law and her family. Altogether, we had 6 kids ranging in age from 13 to 2. I ended up going back to the room with the younger children at 11. A bunch of them stayed at the park until 3 in the morning. They were there a 11. I just had no desire to stay overnight.