On Thursday night Disney made a big announcement, one worth staying up for. Disneyland and Disney World will be keeping Disneyland, California Adventure and the Magic Kingdom open for 24 whole hours in what they are calling “a Monstrous 24-Hour All-Nighter.”
From 6:00 am to 6:00 am on May 24th the parks will be entertaining guests during the morning, noon, evening and then in the middle-of-the-night! It will be non-stop action and adventure. And to sweeten the deal, they’ll be having “monstrous” fun all over the parks like meeting Mike and Sulley and pals from Monsters University to riding on a “Monsterail” (a Monsters University themed Monorail at Disney World) to special Monster appearances in the Pixar parades at the parks.
But let’s say you are in the same sad boat as me and won’t be able to jet off to Disneyland or Disney World on May 24th for all the monster mayhem, well, we’ve put together our own list of 7 things to do to celebrate Disney Monstrous All-Nighter in the comfort of your own home!
Monsterous Tips! 1 of 8
Monster Cupcakes! 2 of 8
If you're pulling an all-nighter, you'll need some sugar. How about some Mike themed cupcakes? You can get the recipe for these delicious monsters from Spoonful right here.
Watch Monsters, Inc. 3 of 8
Watch Monsters, Inc.! Monsters University won't be coming to the theaters until June 21st, but you can "cram for the test," by refreshing your memory with this Pixar classic. You can buy the DVD - Blu Ray Edition right here.
Have a Monsters Inspired Meal 4 of 8
Love this adorable - and healthy - Monsters themed Bento Box. You can make your own with tips from Spoonful right here.
Monsters Ping Pong 5 of 8
Inspired by that great collegiate sport of beer pong, play Monsters pong (with something more kid friendly like apple juice rather than brew!
Photo Source: Pixar
Monsters, Inc. Nails! 6 of 8
Pixel's Polish created this AMAZING Monsters Inc., nail job and for me, that would take me ALL night.
Photo Source: Pixel's Polish
Have Your Own Scare Games 7 of 8
The "Scare Games" play a pivotal part in Monsters University, have your own "scare games" at home with a screaming contest, scary face contest and maybe a game of hide and seek.
Photo Source: Pixar
Hit the Books! 8 of 8
One thing they do a lot of in Monsters University? They study. So this is a perfect time to hit the books. You can pre-order the gorgeous "Art of Monsters University," right here.
Disney Parks will be keeping three theme parks open for 24 hours on Memorial Day Weekend to kick off a Monstrous Summer on both coasts! Want more info? Head to Disney Parks for everything you need to know.
Plus find out more about Monsters University here. (opening everywhere June 21st)