Sharing my experience from the first ever Disneyland After Dark: Pride Night at the Disneyland Resort.
I went to the second night of Disneyland After Dark’s first Pride Night event from DLR Magazine! It was a night unlike any other. Pride Night was a celebration of love, diversity and inclusion that will be forever etched in the hearts of those who participated. Disneyland Pride Night had it all… cascading rainbow lights, lively dance music, themed snacks and entertainment, and much more.
Disneyland After Dark: Pride Night
“Disneyland After Dark” is a separately ticketed event that takes place inside Disneyland from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees were able to enter the park during mix-in times beginning at 6 p.m. The event was completely sold out. ticket sales started For a June 2023 date in April 2023, pricing will start at $139 per person. Pride Night guests were given a special commemorative lanyard, a wristband, and a map of the event.
The moment I entered the park, it was abundantly clear that Pride Night was an important occasion. It was one of the most amazing sights to see the classic Disneyland landmarks draped in the colors of the Pride flag. Unlike other Disneyland after dark events, Pride Night had a unique attraction. The lines of characters weren’t too long, and I was able to find almost everything I had planned to watch for the evening, making it a more relaxing and enjoyable experience overall.
In my opinion, four key experiences make Pride Night an unforgettable event – one that, if repeated, should not be missed:
a special fireworks show
Pride Night at Disneyland featured a special fireworks show presented by AT&T. Disneyland created a special welcome fireworks show just for Pride Night! The show included songs such as “Show Yourself”. frozen 2from “reflection” Mulanand “it’s me” the greatest showman, The fireworks could be seen from Sleeping Beauty Castle. Rivers of America, and the mask of “It’s a Small World”. The show was a great way to start the evening and get the guests excited for the rest of the night!
The Pride Night Convoy was an extraordinary celebration of colour, music and love. Exciting performers showcase their talents, dancing down the parade route with Mickey, Minnie and all their friends dressed in their best Pride Night attire.
Clarabelle Cow was a showstopper in the motorcade, leading to thunderous applause as she made her way into the lead of the motorcade. The air resounded with the tunes of the upbeat anthem. The song used in the cavalcade was “Around the World”, the Pride Month theme for Disneyland Paris. Watching the cavalcade was a mesmerizing experience that left me in awe of the incredible dedication that Disney showed to make the event truly spectacular.
Gaurav themed photo opportunity
The photo session at Pride Night was unlike any other, featuring fun and festive themes in each country. My favorite photo opportunity was with the Spill the Tea props near the Mad Hatter’s shop in Fantasyland. Cast members and attendees alike wished each other Pride and every occasion stepped in to help you capture a memorable photo.
Many guests came dressed proudly in the colors of their flag, or they came dressed as their favorite Disney characters. It was really heartening to see people from all walks of life coming together, sharing stories and openly accepting each other’s differences. It was also fun to see classic Disney characters dressed in festive costumes on the Tomorrowland dancefloor, like Lilo from Stitch and Stitch in his iconic Elvis Presley white outfit.
Disneyland turns into a giant dance floor
Speaking of the dance floor, on Pride Night, Disneyland turns into one giant dance floor with DJs and dancing all night long. Everywhere you looked, people were dancing and having a good time. Two of my favorite dance floors were Tomorrowland with Stitch and Golden Horseshoe Country Music Line Dancing.
Disneyland After Dark’s first Pride Night event was a monumental celebration of love, diversity, and inclusion. It not only created magical memories but also marked an important milestone in the ongoing journey towards equality and acceptance.