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Leap Year: Disneyland's 24-hour Feb. 29 event draws thousands

February 29, 2012 | 11:14 am

Thousands waited at the gates of Disneyland to celebrate the extra day of Leap Year on Wednesday, Feb. 29, when the park planned to stay open for 24 hours for the first time to celebrate the quadrennial event.

Both the Anaheim park and the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Florida are offering "One More Disney Day" for visitors to spend on rides and hang out with Mickey Mouse from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Disney handed out commemorative mouse-ear hats to the first 2,000 visitors when the gates opened, and park officials said there were hundreds more waiting at that hour who didn't get a hat.

Adding to the buzz is park visitors saying on Twitter that they saw the ABC sitcom "Modern Family" filming there Wednesday.

 

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