Last week, Disney shared their plans for the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World. The summer celebration will bring about new entertainment at Epcot, new dining options at Downtown Disney/Disney Springs, and yet another 24-hour day at Magic Kingdom. If you’ve been paying attention to Disney World over the past year and a half, it should come as no surprise what “Coolest Summer Ever” refers to. Olaf, everyone’s favorite ubiquitous snowman (take that Frosty), will be the “official host” for the summery festivities.

Everything kicks off with the “Coolest Summer Ever” all-night party at Magic Kingdom, which runs from 6 am – 6 am on May 22-23, the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend. This will be the 4th 24-hour day at Disney World. Like previous years, expect special merchandise, entertainment, and food/beverage to be available that day. Also like previous years, Magic Kingdom will be the only park at Disney World that is open all 24 hours, while both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be burning the midnight oil to kick off the Disneyland 6oth Anniversary. Disneyland will also be debuting a new parade and fireworks that night.

If you’re planning on attending the 24-hour day on either coast, be sure to check out our 24 Hour Disney Day Survival Guide from last year for useful tips on how to marathon through an entire day at a Disney Park.

So, what happens after 6 am on May 23? Disney is touting other special events this summer, such as the return of Frozen Summer Fun to Hollywood Studios and a new “summery twist” on Epcot favorite Voices of Liberty.

Will you be visiting Disney World this summer? Is the 24-hour day on May 22 part of your WDW plan? Let me know in the comments below.

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James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours.
James is a filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles.

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