Exciting news for those of you heading over to Disneyland (California) for the One More Disney Day on 29th February 2012, the 1st 2,000 people through the gates at 6am will receive FREE Limited Edition Mouse Ears to commemorate the occasion.

If you were thinking turning up at 5am (1 hour prior to the gates opening) was going to be early enough Disney have said guests can start queuing at 10pm February 28th! So expect many die hard Disney fans to be camping out and large crowds there from the start!

Here are the rules that Disney have set in place regarding this promotion (From Disney Parks Blog):

Here are some things you should know if you are planning to join us when Disneyland park opens at 6 a.m. on February 29:

  • Guests may begin lining up no earlier than 10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28.
  • Guests planning to line up before Disneyland park opens must park in the Pumbaa Parking Lot on Disney Way between 10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28 and 6 a.m. on February 29. Please note that the Pumbaa Lot will not begin to offer shuttle service to the East Esplanade until 6 a.m. on February 29. Click here for a map of Disneyland Resort parking areas.
  • Restrooms will be available for guests who line up before Disneyland park opens.
  • A special ticket booth will be available prior to Disneyland park opening for guests needing to purchase park admission for February 29. Valid park admission is required in order to enter Disneyland park and to receive the commemorative ear hat.
  • Commemorative ear hats will be distributed, while supplies last, to guests who enter through the designated turnstiles beginning at 6 a.m. on February 29, when Disneyland park officially opens. Limit one ear hat per person, and you must be present at the time of distribution.
  • Please remember that being in line and entering the park does not guarantee that you will receive a commemorative ear hat. Ear hats are limited to a supply of 2,000 for guests who enter through the designated turnstiles when Disneyland park opens at 6 a.m. on February 29.
  • Be sure to check the list of items that are not permitted inside Disneyland park as you plan what you will bring with you that day. Admission to the park is subject to capacity restrictions.

This day is set to be as busy if not busier then Christmas Day which is usually the peak day at the Disney Parks, I expect the parks will reach capacity quickly and wait times will sore at the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom. So if you are on holiday during this time and getting on rides is a priority I would avoid these parks for the 24 hour run, on the other hand if you are happy to spend the day soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying all the extra entertainment on offer then you will have a great time.

By Adam

Adam has been a fan of Disney since he was small. He runs the Disneybrit Podcast. He is also the author of several Disney books.

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