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Disneyland After Dark 90s Nite - Thoughts and Opinions
DisneyDan  Friday, January 4, 2019 11:19:43 AM
Hello everyone,

Today I wanted to share with you all my personal thoughts on the upcoming 90s Nite at Disneyland park at the Disneyland Resort in California.

Since Disney announced the night, and subsequently put tickets on sale - which have since sold out - there has been much speculation online about what to expect from the event. I see a lot of people posting on social media about all sorts of crazy characters that they some how expect to appear, but honestly, I think we need to just be a little realistic. I, and I am sure many of you, would rather be surprised than disappointed.

First of all, I want to make it clear that while this is an opinion piece, I am not deliberately trying to be negative - I want to be objective and point out some key factors involved here.

First of all, this event is a four hour event that cost $99 per person. That's about what the Halloween parties cost. It should be repeated again that this is a four hour event, from 9pm until 1am.

For $99 it isn't going to be all out extravagance. You have to figure that some of that money will not go towards characters. Disney has said there will be merchandise and food offerings, as well as special fireworks and themed backdrops. There will also be a collectable Indiana Jones card, a free guidemap, a free fanny pack, and a free Disney Afternoon map. These things cost money to produce, and whilst merch and food items will be at an extra cost to guests, there is no guarantee to Disney anyone will buy them - the initial outlay for these items has to come from somewhere. They won't purely rely on sheer hope that someone will buy them. So, already we have money out of our ticket price for specially produced fireworks, the free items, food offerings and merch items.

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[UPDATED!] NEWS - Disney After Hours event details released!
DisneyDan  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:58:18 AM
Hello everyone,

For a few days rumours of a new special event have been floating around the internet of a special event coming to the Magic Kingdom during April and May. Today, the special events page on the official Walt Disney World website has details of the event, while the Disney Parks Blog has yet to announce it (at time of writing at least).

The event will be held from 10pm until 1am on April 28th and May 5th, and from 11pm until 2am on April 14th and 21st, and May 8th, 12th and 19th, 2016.

Tickets for the events are priced at $149 per person, including children, plus tax.

The website page gives little away, except that the event will keep open some of the most popular attractions in the park, such as the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Big Thunder Mountain.

As character fans we were hoping that this might be a special character event, but unfortunately all the page says is "Disney Princess Greetings at Princess Fairytale Hall" and "most popular attractions and Character Greetings". That point is interesting though because recently there have been a lot of sighting of the Disney Princes around the parks with the princesses (such as the Snow Prince at Epcot last week, and Prince Charming at Magic Kingdom the other day), which leads me to believe that perhaps they may appear at the event. That is my own speculation though, and you should not count on that for your planning purposes.

UPDATE March 23: The Disney Parks Blog today said the following (I quote):

This event will enable participants to enjoy more exclusive time in Magic Kingdom – with quicker than typical access to popular attractions like Space Mountain and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and character greetings like the ones in Town Square and Princess Fairytale Hall.

This very much makes it sound like that the character offerings will be the regular greetings, and nothing special.

Ticket numbers are very limited apparently, and you have to call Disney rather than book online.

If any more information is released, I'll be sure to update this blog post.

Have a great day everyone,


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