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  • On May 2, 2024
    Kerri from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have tickets for Disneyland on June 18th. It is important for us to see the fireworks. We were unaware of the special event planned. Will regular ticket holders be forced out of the park prior to the firework show at the end of the night?

    Hi there, Kerri! 

    Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for coming by to ask us your question. I’m happy to hear you have a visit to the Disneyland Resort on your summertime schedule. There will be so much extra magic to enjoy in both theme parks, especially with Pixar Fest bringing tons of limited-time food, beverage, and entertainment offerings during your trip!

    Yes, due to Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite, which is a separately ticketed event, Disneyland Park will close early to the general public on June 18 and June 20, 2024. Any Guests who do not have a ticket for the event will be kindly asked to exit the park starting at 8:00 p.m. A special fireworks show, Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite Fireworks – WELCOME!, is expected to occur (weather and other factors permitting) at 9:30 p.m.

    I know that having to leave the park earlier than you planned might be less-than-magical news, but I do have a couple of suggestions for you, Kerri. If you have the Park Hopper option added to your theme park tickets, you are welcome to head over to Disney California Adventure Park, which should remain open until its regularly-scheduled closing time of 10:00 p.m. There, you could enjoy a viewing of World of Color – ONE. This is a spectacular and dazzling nighttime show, and it’s a must-do if this will be your first visit to the Disneyland Resort! Some of my family’s favorite moments from the show incorporate characters from Moana, Star Wars, The Avengers, and more. 

    If you don’t plan to park hop, viewing the fireworks from outside the parks is still an option, although you won’t be able to see the lower fireworks or light projections that may be a part of the show. You should still be able to view the fireworks that are higher in the sky and even enjoy the accompanying music and dialogue from the Esplanade between the entrances to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. If for some reason viewing isn’t available to you from the Esplanade that evening, glimpses of the pyrotechnics can also be seen from the Downtown Disney District.

    I hope this information is helpful, Kerri, and that your family’s vacation is filled with many pixie-dusted moments! Please write back with more questions as your planning continues.

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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