Disney 100 DCA
  • On Mar 21, 2023
    Jennifer from CA 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 are visiting the park on dates that have a special ticketed event in the evening (throwback night!) We are not planning on participating, do we need to leave the park at a certain time or are we able to continue our day just outside of the event areas?

    Hey there, Jennifer. Greetings and welcome to planDisney. We're so glad you stopped by to ask us your question. I have visited the Disneyland Resort on many different occasions when special ticketed events are taking place (both as a guest attending and not attending the event) and I'm happy to share my experience.

    Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. on their scheduled days (April 18 and April 20) and Disneyland Park is scheduled to close at 8:00 p.m. on both of these nights. Early mix-in starts at 6:00 p.m. where Guests attending this special event are able to enter 3 hours before the party begins. As it gets closer to park closing, you will begin to see areas of the park begin to be roped off and Cast Members will be checking to see if you have a ticket to attend the party. You will still be able to enjoy the park until the official close time, however, if you do not have a ticket for the event, you will be asked to exit the park once the shindig has officially started.

    If you're feeling like a night owl and not ready to call it an evening, no need to worry. If you have a Park Hopper ticket, you can easily hop on over to Disney California Adventure Park to finish and enjoy the rest of your evening in the park across the esplanade. You can even catch the later showtime of World of Color - ONE. If you don't have a Park Hopper ticket, you can also find entertainment, shopping and dining in Downtown Disney District.

    Jennifer, I hope this has been helpful. Please come back to visit us with any other questions you might have. Your visit will be here before you know it and there's so much to explore at the Disneyland Resort. Make sure to check out the Disney100 Celebration guide for special festive and celebratory offerings. 

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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Oregon

Hey everyone! I'm Michelle, a Disney loving adult from the Pacific Northwest. I'm a wife and dog mom who loves to travel. Whether I'm adventuring solo, teaming up with my pals and family or making sure my husband is getting the most of his visit with accessibility; I'm here to answer your questions and share that magical feeling you'll get when visiting the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Michelle

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