Three things to do on Leap Day in Disney

One More Day Celebration ©The Walt Disney Company

One More Day Celebration ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide: Three things to do on Leap Day

In case you hadn’t noticed, 2012 is a Leap Year and Disney is celebrating in a big way. Today, for the first time ever, both Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida will be operational for 24 hours. Yep! 24 hours of non-stop Disney fun on both sides of the country!

It’s all been happening since this morning at 6 am and it will be going until 6am tomorrow, March 1 (local time).

If you’ve been wondering what to do with all that time in the Disney World parks, here are three suggestions for you of attractions you may not have otherwise made a point of visiting. But since you have time…

Learn about the evolution of technology brought to life

Carousel of Progress

The whole family will enjoy this charming 21-minute show in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland that takes place in a revolving theater. Learning about the evolution of technology during the 20th Century has never been so much fun! Follow the same Audio-Animatronic family across four generations travel through time from before electricity to present day. Watch as they discover new technology that makes life easier, more convenient and fun though not necessarily less complicated! The theater orbits the stage so everyone gets a new view every couple of minutes. How fitting for a show about innovation!

Practice your (mini) golf swing

Fantasia Mini Golf

Putt your way through Fantasia Gardens (best for beginners!) testing your golf skills with familiar characters from the animated movie, Fantasia, all around. The hippos in tutus and dancing broomsticks, water and music effects make golfing “Fantas”tic! Adjacent to this course is Fantasia Fairways, a regular golf course on a miniature scale. The Hollywood Studios Tower of Terror looms in the background of this Par 61 course. With some Par 3 and Par 4 holes, this course relies more on skill than chance and is better suited for the more serious golfer!

Experience America’s Past

The American Adventure

In the World Showcase at Epcot, Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin host an exciting adventure through American history. You’ll remain seated for this entire 30-minute show that uses Audio-Animatronic figures, moving sets, filmed images on a 72-foot screen, impressive sound and lighting effects to recreate many of America’s most extraordinary people and events.

Tell us…

How are you spending your Leap Day?