At 6am today, Walt Disney World welcomed the first guests to the third 24-hour day that will continue through 6am tomorrow.
To kick it off at the Magic Kingdom, Disney heroes and villains including Aurora, Maleficent, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Snow White, and the Evil Queen were joined by Mickey and Minnie Mouse to mark the moment with a fireworks blast above the Main Street Train Station.
Video: Rock Your Disney Side welcome ceremony with Heroes and Villains at Walt Disney World
Three hours later, “Frozen” star Josh Gad helped kick off the event at Disneyland beside an 18,000-pound sand sculpture of Olaf.
Video: Rock Your Disney Side kick-off with Josh Gad at Disneyland
Throughout the day, Disney pirates, princesses, villains and a few rarely seen characters will stay in the parks, adding special entertainment not only at the Magic Kingdom but also Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
For those not able to be in the parks, Disney has set up five webcams streaming live video throughout the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, and Disney California Adventure:
Here’s a look back at last year’s similar Monstrous Summer All-Nighter kick-off moment on May 24, 2013 with Mikey and Sulley:
The 24-hour day concept started back on February 29, 2012 with One More Disney Day:
Check back to Inside the Magic later for more fun from the Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event.