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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > Summer Preview 2013: Edition One

Summer Preview 2013

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Summer's always a time for big fun, but the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts have recently announced some really big summer fun.  From 24 hour parties on both coasts, to new interactive games, to new Meet & Greets; the house of mouse has been busy making big announcements for the summer season.  In this special edition, we roll-out the news reel and cover all the great reasons to spend your summer at a Disney park. Hang on to them sunhats and sunglasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the internet!

<<A Monstrous Start to Summer …>>

The Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort have announced a "Monstrous" start to Summer 2013 by keeping three theme parks open for 24 hours non-stop on Memorial Day Weekend. The Magic Kingdom park, Disneyland park, and Disney’s California Adventure park will stay open from 6 a.m. on May 24th till 6 a.m. on May 25th, 2013 (local time). This three theme park “all-nighter” is to celebrate the release of the Disney-Pixar film Monsters University. In honor of the film, the Magic Kingdom will feature Mike and Sulley making appearances in Tomorrowland and be they featured as the Grand Marshals of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” day parade. Guests also be able join a Character Pajama Party in Town Square during the wee hours and show off their monstrous dance moves during late-night dance parties at Cinderella Castle. At Disneyland, Guests can party hardy in the “TLT Monstrous Dance Club” in Tomorrowland, join a Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s Toontown, or boogie down at the “Royal Dance Hall” in Fantasyland. All three parks will feature special merchandise, food, and beverage offerings to commemorate the event. In addition to this line-up, Guests should keep their eye (or eyes) peeled other surprises throughout the entire day.

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<<… More Monstrous Fun>>

If you can’t be there for the big kick-off to Summer with everyone’s favorite monster duo; don’t worry, Mike and Sully will be sticking around all summer with field trips to parks on both coasts. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Mike and Sully will be meeting and greeting Guests daily at the new Monsters University Student Union located in the Backlot section of the park. To make way for the changes, the current Meet & Greet location at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be closed for refurbishment from May 14 - May 23, 2013. At the Magic Kingdom, the whole monster crew has been studying hard to bring new jokes and routines to the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor in honor of their alma mater. Over at Disney’s California Adventure, Mike & Sully will be meeting Guests outside the Monsters University dorms located in the Hollywood Land section of the park. Also at Disney’s California Adventure, "MU" spirit will be abound as Mike & Sully will lead performances of the Pixar Play Parade. All of this monstrous fun beings May 24th.

>> Details & Discussion Here


<<Even More Fun in the Summer Sun>>

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are serving up even more summer fun this year. Here’s a look at some of the other new attractions you can experience on a summer vacation:

~ At Disneyland, be amazed by the new Mickey and the Magical Map stage show in Fantasyland.

~ At The Magic Kingdom, have a swashbuckling good time with the “A Pirate's Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas” interactive game in Adventureland.

~ At Disney's Animal Kingdom, have a blast earning your badges with the “Wilderness Explorers” interactive game all around the park.

<<Looking Down the Holiday Road>>

If a summer trip to Walt Disney World isn’t in the cards this year; you’ll still have a great reason to look forward to a summer vacation in 2014. The Magic Kingdom park will debut the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade in Spring 2014. The all new daytime parade will feature new innovative parade floats and an original soundtrack celebrating the beloved stories that are told in the park’s Fantasyland. The parade will feature the stories of The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Tangled, Brave and more.

>> Details & Discussion Here


<< Conclusion >>

This ends our look forward to summer fun at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts.  We hope this edition has given you some great reasons to plan a summer trip.  We'll be back in a few weeks with more great tips, news and deals. See ya real soon!

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