Called "Disneyland After Dark" in Anaheim, the event kicks off January 18. Tickets will go on sale to Annual Passholders on Nov. 30 and then, if any tickets remain, to the general public on Dec. 7. Disney has not yet confirmed the price for the event, nor its starting time. The event will run until 1am but Disneyland has not yet released its hours of operation for January, so we don't yet know the official closing time for the park on the 18th.
Nor has Disney announced any additional dates for the event. Disney After Hours at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom will run for three hours each on nine evenings between January 19 and March 8 next year, with a $119 ticket price.
The After Hours event basically works like a hard-ticket Extra Magic Hours, when the park stays open exclusively to ticket holders rather than Disney hotel guests. At Disney World, the event has included free ice cream, popcorn, and drinks. At Disneyland, the event will include free unlimited Photopass downloads for pictures taken by Disney photographers during the evening.
With Disney selling more and more tickets to its original after-hours, hard-ticket events — the Halloween and Christmas parties — I have been hearing from some fans that they now consider the Disney World After Hours events to be a better deal, as they attract far fewer guests to clog ride queues, allowing people the easy, walk-on access to otherwise-crowded attractions that once was a big draw for the party events.
The first Disneyland After Dark event will be themed as a "Throwback Nite," honoring the 1950s and 60s-era at the park, with bands and dancing. The park will hand out vintage-style park maps and fire off a showing of the Fantasy in The Sky fireworks for event guests.
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