Leap day celebrated on and off-campus

Every four years, an extra day is added to the calendar at the end of February considering that year, making it a “leap” year.

In order to commemorate this occasion, Associated Students of California Baptist University set up “Superhero Night.” This event consisted of a costume contest with prizes, theater food and “Captain America” on the big screen in Stamps Courtyard on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Some students in attendance came dressed up like their favorite superheroes, while others created their very own.

Each “superhero” was given the chance to introduce themselves, or were introduced by Candace Bell, ASCBU vice president for communications, and win over the panel of ASCBU executives, who judged them.

First prize was awarded to Giordan Diaz-Peacock, who dressed up as Underdog and received a $30 gift card for Wanda’s Cafe.

Diaz-Peacock referred to Underdog as his inspiration when he was a child.

“Underdog is a hero that spoke to me, because I had childhood issues and didn’t have many friends growing up,” Diaz-Peacock said.

ASCBU also provided popcorn and soda floats for students to enjoy on the front lawn while watching “Captain America” on the big screen.

“We wanted to do a movie night and from movie options we decided to pick Captain America, because it’s a recent movie that students enjoy,” Hannah DeFord, ASCBU director of office affairs, said.

However, CBU was not the only one celebrating leap year.

Disneyland was open 24-hours, from Wednesday at 6 a.m. until Thursday at 6 a.m. The park experienced a high volume of guests as visitors squeezed their way into the “Happiest Place on Earth.”

As crowds entered Disneyland, park officials had to temporarily stop selling tickets by 9:30 p.m. due to dense capacity, but as 2 a.m. rolled around, gates were reopened for late arrivals.

Those outside the park were crammed in a “bumper-to-bumper” traffic that started at Disneyland and ended a few miles away.

According to sophomore Kelsey Knight, it took some over her friends two hours to park their car.

Even though Disneyland tried to accommodate guests with planned events, some visitors waited in lines for hours to go on rides due to extended wait times.

Lines for the restrooms could be considered as long as the wait time to go on some of the rides.

“As packed as it was, that night was worth having that much fun because it was one of those things that you could do once every four years,” Knight said.

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