Disneyland turns to Marvel for its next 'After Dark' event

February 12, 2019, 6:09 PM · After selling out its Valentines Day and 1990s-themed after-hours, hard-ticket parties, Disneyland is turning to its most popular movie franchise for its next 'After Dark' event.


And this time, Disney is moving the party across the esplanade to Disney California Adventure, furthering the message that DCA is the theme park home for Marvel in the western half of the United States.

"Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble" will run two nights — April 30 and May 1 — at Disney California Adventure theme park. The mix-in with daytime park guests will start 6pm, then the party officially starts when the park closes at 9. The event will continue until 1am and costs $109 per person.

Tickets go on sale to Disneyland Resort annual passholders next week, on February 19. The sale opens to the public two days later, on February 21. Tickets will be available online or by calling Disney at +1-714-781-4636 in advance of the event. If any tickets remain by the days of the parties, they will be available at Disneyland ticket booths. (Yeah, right.)

Disney relaxes its costume policies for these events, allowing people to dress as their favorite characters, so long as they don't wear masks, full length robes or gowns, and don't carry anything that looks like a weapon. (Kids can wear partial masks so long as their eyes are visible.)

In addition, Disney will drop a bunch of special food and merchandise for the event, which will include themed photo ops, additional character meet and greets, and abundant dance parties. Guests get unlimited Photopass downloads during the event to take full advantage of the photo ops and character greets, as well.

Many park attractions also will be open during the event, but expect the biggest crowds to assemble around the parks Marvel-themed ride: Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!

Disney has announced that it is building a Marvel-themed land on the site of the former A Bug's Land, for an expected 2020 opening. Disney's already got a "Stark Industries" construction wall up at the site, as part of the common storyline that will link all Marvel-themed lands in Disney theme parks around the world.

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