Disneyland announced late last week that the California-based theme park will host its first-ever Pride Nites as part of the park’s “After Dark” series in June.
The LGBTQIA+ event — dubbed “Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite” — will be the first of its kind to be held in the self-described “happiest place on earth” and will extend for two nights, June 13th and June 15th.
“The first-ever Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite is coming to @Disneyland during Pride Month in June,” Disney tweeted from the brand account. “This separately ticketed event celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and allies will have themed entertainment, Disney characters, specialty menu items & more.”
The first-ever Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite is coming to @Disneyland during Pride Month in June! This separately ticketed event celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community & allies will have themed entertainment, Disney characters, specialty menu items & more: https://t.co/Y6vOJ3QXms pic.twitter.com/j97sB1kHod
— Disney (@Disney) April 17, 2023
A report from ABC News laid out some of the entertainment attendees could expect to take part in during those events, including but not limited to “Pride Night Cavalcade, an Ohana Dance Party in Tomorrowland featuring Stitch, a Pride Night Dance Club at the Rivers of America and a country line dancing event at the Golden Horseshoe.”
The event is also expected to feature a number of favorite Disney characters, who will be available throughout the events to take photos with guests.
The evenings are scheduled to begin with a pre-event mixer party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by the main event from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — during which time patrons will also be able to enjoy the park’s other rides and attractions.
The news comes as Disney continues to battle Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — who has vowed to ensure that the increasingly-woke corporation abide by the same rules and regulations as other businesses in his state after years of self-governance and autonomy.
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