Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite is just around the corner! This is a brand-new event that will take place on Tuesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 20. I will be headed to the event on the first night, Tuesday, April 18, so be sure to follow along in our stories for all the Throwback content!
The event and foodie guides were JUST released, and we are so excited about what’s in store! To start off, here are some of the event highlights we have to look forward to:
View the event guide before you arrive to learn more about the entertainment, dining, and shopping offerings on hand during this fun-filled flashback event.
- Early Admission
Enjoy admission to Disneyland Park beginning at 6:00 PM, no theme park reservation required.
- Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks
Gaze upon a fireworks spectacular that first illuminated the night sky in 1958!
- Character Experiences
Cross paths with some classic personalities.
- Vintage Music and Dancing
Soak up lively entertainment taking place throughout the park.
- Strike a Pose
Have Disney PhotoPass photographers capture shots—and incredible memories—in front of backdrops from this bygone era.
- After-Hours Access to Attractions
Ride iconic mainstays like Peter Pan’s Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise and more!
- Exquisite Eats
Purchase some sips and snacks that were a hit in the park’s early days—take a sneak peek at the food and beverage guide below to learn more.
- Event Keepsakes
Receive a commemorative credential and guide map as well as unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos taken during the party. (Credentials and maps are limited to one per ticketed person.) Scan the QR code on your event wristband into the Disneyland app to access Disney PhotoPass digital photos captured during the event. Photos can be downloaded from your Disney account as often as desired, up to 45 days after initial capture.
- Inspired Attire
Event-themed attire is encouraged, so feel free to don your favorite flashback fashion from when Disneyland Park first opened in 1955.
As always, Disney will also be working their foodie magic and bringing some exclusive and tasty eats and treats to this event. You will be able to find many tasty, themed food and treats all over the parks. Blue Bayou will even be open and will be serving up some specialty appetizer items and drinks (I do have a reservation for Blue Bayou, so you will definitely want to stay tuned for that content!).
I have now been to two Disney After Dark events (you can read both of my reviews on Star Wars Nite and Princes Nite). These events are really unique and exciting as you can try exclusive and specialty food and treats and do meet and greets with characters you normally wouldn’t see year-round in the parks. My biggest piece of advice for these events is to plan ahead/have a game plan; lines for meet and greets can get long! Pick 1-2 characters to take pictures with as there’s no way you will be able to take pictures with them all, unfortunately since the event is only a few hours long; try to mobile order ahead, earlier in the day, and also try to eat before or right when the event starts (some locations start serving the food 30 minutes prior to the official start time); take a look at the event guide so you know what’s being offered and where you can find things. With these events, it’s just best to plan ahead as much as you can!
Again, I will be headed to the event on the first night, Tuesday, April 18, so be sure to follow along in our stories for all the Throwback Nite content!
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