Disneyland will officially kick off the summer season with another 24-hour party on Friday. Luckily it seems like Disney is taking the lessons learned from the wildly-popular 24-hour events from the last two years and is working hard to ensure the third outing will be the smoothest yet. From carpooling incentives to lots of entertainment and food offerings in both parks for guests, this year’s 24-hour event could the best yet for guests. Disney has released its various schedules, menu offerings, and planning information in advance via a series of posts on the official Disney Parks Blog. We’ve gone through and compiled all of the must-have information into one handy guide here for your planning convenience. We’ll update this post if any new information comes available before Friday’s all-nighter. Are you ready to Rock Your Disney Side (whatever that means)? Then let’s get started!

Images in today’s guide are copyright Disney unless otherwise noted.

Guide to Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour Party

    Below is all the info you need to plan your visit to this year’s 24-hour party, including tips on early arrival, special entertainment, and more.

    Theme Park Hours
    Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be open for 24 hours May 23-24, 6 a.m. – 6 a.m.

    Tickets and Annual Passports
    Regular park admission used on May 23 is valid for the entire 24-hour event — (6 a.m. on May 23 through 6 a.m. on May 24). SoCal Select Annual Passports are not valid for admission. All other levels of Annual Passport are valid. For more information on ticket prices, see our post on Disneyland’s recent ticket price increases.

    Disney Bounding and Costumes:
    Disney is allowing costumes to be worn by guests of all ages, but your vision cannot be obstructed and your eyes must be visible at all times. Costume Guidelines and Prohibited Items

    Early Arrival:
    Lining Up:Guests can begin lining up no sooner than 12 a.m. midnight on May 23 in the Disneyland Resort transportation plaza in the East Esplanade.

    Camping Out: Guests lining up can bring folding chairs, sleeping bags, tents, and personal items with them but these items must be returned to their cars or hotel rooms before 3 a.m. Guests will be allowed to leave and return to the line to go to the restroom or retrieve items from their cars, hotels, or lockers.

    Moving In: At 3 a.m., all guests in line will be moved through Security checkpoints to the Disneyland Resort Esplanade. The first 2,000 guests in line will receive commemorative Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour event lanyards.

    Security: Disneyland Security and the Anaheim Police Department will be present throughout the evening. No smoking, fighting, or loud music is allowed.

    Disney released a video with a tips and info on waiting in line for the 24-hour party.

    Early Morning Parking:
    Guests arriving by car prior to 5 a.m. will be directed to park at the Simba Parking Lot.

    Disney is trying to reduce the strain on its parking infrastructure by offering special perks to guests carpooling to the Resort with four or more people:

    • All guests and Annual Passholders without prepaid parking will receive parking at the discounted rate of $8.
    • Annual Passholders with prepaid parking will receive one voucher per vehicle for free a popcorn scoop and a bottled beverage.
    • All guests and Annual Passholders without prepaid parking will receive parking at the discounted rate of $8.
    • All Annual Passholders and their passengers can also receive a special Toy Story commuter button, while supplies last.

    24-Hour Live Streams from the Park

    This year Disney is offering live video streams from the parks for the entire 24-hour event. We’ve embedded them below so you can watch all day and night from home or work! Video streams do not include sound.

    Disneyland — Main Street, U.S.A.

    Disneyland — Rivers of America

    Disney California Adventure — Cars Land

    Disney California Adventure — Paradise Pier

    Rock Your Disney Side Dining

    A large variety of specialty dishes, entrees, desserts and special treats are being offered at restaurants and snack locations throughout both theme parks. Below is a complete guide to what you’ll find during the event.

    Disneyland Park
    Table-Service Dining

    • [b]Carnation Cafe[/b], Main Street, U.S.A.
      Fried Sampler Plate with crispy fried zucchini, crunchy onion rings, and fried pickles. Reservations recommended.
    • [b]Blue Bayou[/b], New Orleans Square
      Pan-seared New York pepper steak topped with asparagus, poached egg, lump crab meat, Cabernet and Béarnaise sauces with potato galette. Reservations recommended.
    • [b]Café Orleans[/b], New Orleans SquareBreakfast
      Bananas Foster Brioche French Toast topped with caramelized bananas and caramel sauce and bacon on the side. Mickey-shaped mushroom-and-asparagus frittata. Slow-braised short ribs with ñora pepper sauce. Reservations recommended.

    Quick-Service Dining

    • [B]Plaza Inn[/B], Main Street, U.S.A.
      Fried chicken and Mickey Mouse waffles.
    • [B]Jolly Holiday Bakery Café[/B], Main Street, U.S.A.
      Super Sub Sammie with salami, cappicola, prosciutto topped with kicky arugula salad, whole-grain mustard and citrus aioli on a French roll.
    • [B]Rancho del Zocalo[/B], Frontierland
      Street Taco Trio with beef, chicken or carnitas on corn tortillas with cilantro and onion and topped with salsa casera or salsa verde.
      Fried sopes (fried masa cakes) with refried beans, beef, chicken or carnitas, shredded cabbage, cotija cheese and drizzled with salsa casera or salsa verde. Pozole, a mild chile and pork stew with hominy, garnished with shredded cabbage, julienned radishes and oregano.
    • [B]French Market Restaurant:[/B], New Orleans Square
      Shrimp Po’ Boy with crispy popcorn shrimp, mayo, sliced tomato and shredded lettuce with oil and vinegar, served on a toasted potato roll with house-made potato chips and fresh fruit.
    • [B]Village Haus Restaurant[/B], Fantasyland
      “Pastram’boli” Flatbread: Cheesy roasted garlic flatbread with beef pastrami, caramelized onions and pickles and topped with a Dijon mustard sauce.
      Apple berry flatbread: Poached apples on sweet cream cheese topped with fresh berries and mint.
    • [B]Hungry Bear Restaurant:[/B], Critter Country
      Sweet and Spicy Hot Dog on a jalapeño cheddar roll with honey mustard and sautéed onions and peppers.
    • [B]Harbour Galley:[/B], New Orleans Square
      Turkey Tortilla Soup with roasted corn and black beans, garnished with sour cream, pico de gallo and fried tortilla strips.
    • [B]Tomorrowland Terrace[/B], TomorrowlandBreakfast
      Breakfast Burrito with eggs, chorizo, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, queso fresco and black beans in a flour tortilla with fresh fruit.

    Desserts, Treats, and Snacks

    • [B]Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor[/B], Main Street, U.S.A.
      Black and White Ice Cream Sandwich with hand-scooped vanilla ice cream between chocolate chip cookies with a white and dark chocolate drizzle and mini chocolate chips.
    • Candy Palace, Main Street, U.S.A.
      Rock Your Disney Side – Heroes and Villains cupcakes.
      Maleficent-themed treats: candy apple, krispy treat, cake pop.
    • [B]Stage Door Café[/B], Frontierland
      Funnel cake fun with red velvet funnel cake with cream cheese frosting.
      Raspberry and mango funnel cake a la mode.
      Blueberry kiwi funnel cake a la mode.
    • [B]Bengal Barbecue[/B], Adventureland
      Sweet skewers – brownies and crispy cereal squares.
    • [B]Mint Julep Bar[/B], New Orleans Square
      Super Power Punch with sprite, a shot of cotton candy and Dessert Pear gourmet syrup.
    • Disney California Adventure Park

      Table-Service Dining

      • Wine Country Trattoria, Golden Vine Winery
        Surf & Turf featuring roasted lobster tail and grilled sirloin with mac ‘n cheese croquet and a lemon beurre blanc and blue cheese demi-glace. Reservations recommended.
      • World of Color Breakfast Dining Package at Wine Country Trattoria, Golden Vine Winery
        Available from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., enjoy a special late-night breakfast with reserved viewing for 3 a.m. showing of World of Color. Reservations recommended. Breakfast options include four choices that come with a selection of assorted pastries:
        All-American bacon and eggs, Bananas Foster French toast, Hot oatmeal and fresh fruit, or Steak and eggs
        Childrens menu includes pastry assortment plus the all-American breakfast, child’s portion of Bananas Foster French toast, or a breakfast slider.
      • World of Color Breakfast Dining Package at Ariel’s Grotto, Paradise Pier
        Available from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., enjoy the regular Ariel’s Grotto breakfast menu with reserved viewing for 3 a.m. showing of World of Color. Reservations not accepted; walk-up only.

      Quick-Service Dining

      • Award Wieners, Hollywood Land
        Raven’s Feast hot dog with barbecued pulled pork and seasoned red cabbage slaw on a garlic-chive brioche bun.
        Dragon Storm with lemonade and grape syrup topped with Sprite and a green glow cube or Maleficent stir stick.
      • Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta, Paradise Pier
        Mac & Cheese Flatbread with sun-dried tomato sauce, crispy bacon, mozzarella, and basil pesto.
      • [B]Paradise Garden Grill[/B], Paradise Pier
        Mediterranean Angus Beef Pita Wrap – beef drizzled with feta pepperoncini hummus. Comes with Greek salad in a warm pita. Tabouleh on the side.
      • Cucina Cucamonga, Pacific Wharf
        Chicken Mole Plate with grilled half chicken topped with a spicy, smoky mole negro and served with rice, beans and a side of tortillas.
      • Flo’s V8 Cafe, Cars Land
        Beef and Cheddar Sandwich. Breakfast menu available during regular breakfast hours and again from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.
      • Lucky Fortune Cookery, Pacific Wharf
        Steamed Chicken and Veggie Dumpling Bowl with rice and rice wine vinegar dipping sauce.
      • Pacific Wharf Cafe, Pacific Wharf
        Green Chile Corn Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.
      • Taste Pilot’s Grill, Condor Flats
        Sweet and Spicy Chicken Sliders – one with teriyaki glaze, the other with Cajun seasoning and spicy Buffalo sauce. Served with combo of fries and onion rings.

      Desserts, Treats, and Snacks

      • Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream, Buena Vista Street
        S’mores Bar dipped ice cream treat.
      • Trolley Treats, Buena Vista Street
        Rock Your Disney Side – Heroes and Villains cupcakes
        Maleficent-themed treats: candy apple, krispy treat, cake pop.
      • [B]Mad T Party:[/B], Hollywood Land
        Rum cocktails – Hurricane and Mai Tai.
      • [B]Boudin Bread Cart[/B], Pacific Wharf
        Captain American Shield-shaped sourdough bread.

      Special Event Entertainment

      A wide variety of special entertainment is planned for this year’s event including offerings big and small in both theme parks. New this year is live entertainment in the Main Entrance Esplanade leading up to the event as well as live artists creating sand sculptures and chalk art.

      Kick-Off Entertainment

      • Disney Side DJ, Main Entrance Esplanade
        Live DJ. 4 a.m. – 6 a.m., May 23
      • Character Appearances, Main Entrance Esplanade
        Visits from favorite Disney chracters. 4 a.m. – 6 a.m., May 23
      • Rock Your Disney Side Fireworks Kick-Off, Main Entrance Esplanade
        Special fireworks countdown and opening moment. 6 a.m., May 23

      Live Artists

      • Olaf Sand Sculpture, Main Entrance Esplanade
        Eight-foot tall, hand-crafted Olaf Sand Sculpture will welcome the summer season at Disneyland. On display throughout event.
      • Show Your Disney Sidewalk, Main Entrance Esplanade
        Artist Noah will chalk art measuring showing Mickey Mouse enjoying a summer day on the beach at Paradise Pier. Work will be donated to Autism Speaks for auction.

      Disneyland Park

      • Sleeping Beauty Castle DJ Dance Party, Central Plaza, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
        Dance party with live DJ in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
      • Royal Swing Ball, Fantasy Faire, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
        Swing dancing late into the night at the Royal Theater in Fantasy Faire.
      • Mickey’s Soundsational Parade:, Parade Route, 6:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
        Special evening parade performances.
      • Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Party:, Tomorrowland, 12 midnight – 5 a.m.
        Dance party with live DJ.
      • Avengers Super Hero Movie Marathon:, Tomorrowland, All day and night.
        Movie marathon in Magic Eye Theater featuring “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

    Disney California Adventure Park

    • World of Color, Paradise Park, 9:45 p.m. and 3 a.m.
    • Pacific Wharf Dance Party, Pacific Wharf, 10:30 p.m. – 5 a.m.
    • Paradise Garden Bandstand, Paradise Pier, 11:55 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
      Live bands throughout the day and night.
    • Mad T Party, Hollywood Land, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.
      Special extended hours for nighttime dance party with live music and DJ.
    • “Frozen” Sing-Along Screenings, Hollywood Land, Starting at 11:30 a.m.
      Special sing-along screenings of the hit animated film at Muppets Theater

    Special Event Merchandise

    A selection of special merchandise for the event will be offered at stores throughout both parks. All items available at the following locations unless otherwise noted: Emporium, Disney Showcase, Pioneer Mercantile, Star Trader, Elias and Co.

    • Classic Embroidered Ear Hat
      Mickey ear hat embroidered with Rock Your Disney Side event logo. Also available at Main Street Mad Hatter, Newsstand.
    • Heroes & Villains — Rock Your Disney Side T-Shirt
      T-shirt with glow-in-the-dark art featuring Mickey and Maleficent. Also available as long-sleeved fleece.
    • Limited Edition Pin
      Trading pin with Heroes and Villains artwork. Also available at Trolley Treats.
    • Heroes and Villains Glow Baton
      Special color-changing glow baton. Available at glow carts during the event.
    • Special Artist Sketches
      Special commemorative Hero and Villain artist sketches. Available at Disneyana, Off the Page, WonderGround Gallery.

Alright, the wraps up this special mini edition of Dateline Disneyland. What are you most excited about for this year’s 24-hour event? Let us know in the comments section below!

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