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Disneyland to stay open 24 hours for Leap Year

An entrance to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. is seen in this file photo.

January 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Disneyland will celebrate the 2012 Leap Year by staying open for 24 hours straight.

The special event, which will be mirrored by Disney World in Florida, is the first of its kind.

Disneyland will open at 6 a.m. on February 29 and stay open for visitors until 6 a.m. March 1.

The Leap Year special was announced on Saturday night's New Year's Eve broadcast with Dick Clark.

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