Popular Disney Park Event Finally Making a Comeback!

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A beloved Disneyland event is making a comeback!

Disneyland is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Disneyland Guests head there to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Disneyland Resort has two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Guests heading to Disneyland Park can stroll down Main Street, U.S.A and spot Sleeping Beauty Castle. They can enjoy attractions such as Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, “it’s a small world, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and many more attractions.

Next door at Disney California Adventure Park, Guests can enjoy different lands such as Radiator Springs, Pixar Pier, Avengers Campus, and many more. Disney California Adventure Park includes attractions such as Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, Jessie’s Critter Carousel, Incredicoaster, Radiator Springs Racers, Soarin’ Around the World, Guardians of the Galaxy– Mission BREAKOUT, and many more attractions.

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Disneyland holds several different events each year, called Disneyland After Dark. Guests can enjoy Sweetheart Nite, Star Wars Nite, Throwback nite, and many more events to get Guests coming to beat the crowds. Just announced, Disneyland After Dark Throwback Nite will be held on April 18 and April 20, 2023. General admission tickets are $129.00 per person.

Disneyland After Dark Throwback Nite gives Guests a chance to “step back in time to the 50s and 60s to get a taste of Disneyland Park’s classic past.” Dress in your most dapper attire and commemorate the evening with live music and entertainment, specialty photo ops, and visits with some classic Disney Characters from the era.

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Reporter Scott Gustin tweeted details about what will be seen at Throwback nite.

Disneyland After Dark Throwback Nite will include character appearances by Mother and Father from Carousel of Progress and the Tomorrowland Space Couple. Photo opportunities include the Skyway and Mighty Microscope. The night ends with Fantasy in the Sky fireworks.


This event will have character appearances, several photo opportunities, and at the end of the night,Disneyland Guests will be able to watch a spectacular firework show called Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks.

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Event Highlights

Here are a view highlights Guests can look forward to seeing at Throwback Nite.

  • Early Admission
    Enjoy admission to Disneyland Park beginning at 6:00 p.m., no theme park reservation is 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 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.
  • Inspired Attire
    Event-themed attire is encouraged, so feel free to don your favorite flashback fashion from when Disneyland Park first opened in 1955.

Will you be attending this Disneyland event?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.