There’s some really cool “non-sanctioned” events that happen at Disneyland on an annual basis and while I’ve not made it out yet for Rock Around the Park, it’s definitely on my to-do list.
This year’s Rock Around the Park is now less than 3 weeks away and takes place around, and inside the Disneyland Resort on Sunday, November 3rd. It’s an all-ages event and even if you don’t participate, it’s a chance to experience some classic cars, amazing music and awesome 50’s-inspired clothing.
I’ve got the full schedule of events below, including info on prize giveaways. Just remember, since Disney isn’t officially sponsoring the event, don’t call Disneyland Guest Services for more information. If you need more details, check out the official RATP website for more details, or to contact the event organizers with your questions.
8:00am – Classic Caravan (hosted by Los Valientes CC). All classic cars and motorcycles that wish to park together will meet at 8:00am and depart promptly at 10:00am to caravan to Disneyland. There will be give-aways and trophies! We will meet in the parking lot behind Carl’s Jr. at 2025 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806 (at the corner of State College Blvd.).
1:00pm – Group Photo. Anyone that wishes to be in the Rock Around The Park™ group photo should meet in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at 1:00pm. The photo will be taken at approximately 1:05pm after which, we will proceed as a group to The Mark Twain Riverboat.
3:00pm – Kiddiebilly Photo. For parents and kids up to age 11. At the Roger Rabbit fountain in Toontown.
4:30pm – Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Frontierland – See where the “billy” in “rockabilly” comes from with Billy Hill and the Hillbillies. Make sure to arrive early to get a decent seat.
7:00pm-7:30pm – Tomorrowland Terrace – Get your 60’s on with Hard Day’s Night: A Tribute to The Beatles.
8:00pm – The Enchanted Tiki Room – Join us where the “birds sing words and the flowers croon”.
11:30pm-1:30am – Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar (at the Disneyland Hotel) – Come unwind after a long day in the park!
All Day – Prizes are given away all day via our Twitter, so follow us and make sure your mobile alerts are turned on!