What is Bats Day in the Fun Park all About?

"It was once told to me, what started out as a small group of goofy, creepy death rockers going to Disneyland, has grown into its own institution and is just crazy and amazing. At the first official Bats Day, there was only about 80 people. At the second Bats Day, there was just over 200 people. The best thing is that everyone who goes to Bats Day can just leave all their cares and worries at the gate, and just have a fun time. May Bats Day in the Fun Park be around every year."

~Noah K. (Founder/Executive Producer; Bats Day in the Fun Park)

--Taken from the Bats Day in the Fun Park 2001 CD


WHAT IS BATS DAY IN THE FUN PARK?

Bats Day in the Fun Park is NOT a themed dress up day. The Dark Subculture community has a certain style of dress. Most of the people that are in this community wear this style of dress everyday. To learn more about the Dark Subculture AKA Goth please check out the following links: Goth Subculture / Goth Fashion

Bats Day is a convention type event that happens during an entire weekend, once a year. Bats Day attracts people from all dark subculture genres and walks of life, from Deathrock to Goth, Industrial to Steampunk, Rockabilly to Psychobilly, Halloween and anywhere in between, all for the love of Disneyland, to have some spooky fun. The first 2 days of the weekend are reserved for events at the official hotel. Some of the events include a private dinner and a spooky shopping experience with over 60 exhibitors. The last day is spent at Disneyland, CA, for meetings and photo ops.

Please click here to download this info card about Bats Day. Print it out for yourself or give to your friends.

THE ORIGINS:
Bats Day in the Fun Park, which started in August 1999 between the promoters of the goth/industrial & deathrock clubs, Absynthe and Release the Bats, has turned into a 3-day weekend event near Disneyland, Ca.

It is true that Bats Day in the Fun Park was in August. People have always asked why Bats Day was in August. When Bats Day first started, it was just a park meet. The weekend Bats Day would happen was the first weekend of Disneyland’s summer schedule that the lowest annual pass was not blocked.  This was the last weekend that Disneyland would close at 12am.  When Disneyland was not on its summer schedule the park would close between 8pm and 9pm.  

Then in 2008 Bats Day had its 10th anniversary event, the “Year of a Million Screams.” We decided to change things up and do something special. We moved the event to the month of November.  This way the attendees who have come to the event get to see the Haunted Mansion as Haunted Mansion Holiday.  Also Disneyland stays open much later on Sunday then when it used to back in 1999.

In 2009, Bats Day is moved it annual month to May. The month of August became too hot.  We felt May was a much cool month for the event.


TODAY:
The Bats Day in the Fun Park Weekend consists of any combination of these 8 events.

Bats Day Dark Park™ / The Bats Day Dark Park Festival™:
A concert or night club that features bands and DJs from the Dark Subculture.

 

The Bats Day Black Market
A vendors event where you can find that extra spooky thing for that spooky thing in your life. Over 50 vendors will help you find what you are looking for, from clothing, music, artwork, books, collectable's, toys, to other original items.


The Nightmare before Bats Day™ - Dinner Meet & Greet
Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a haunted ballroom during a full sit down dinner? Enjoy a unique opportunity to dine with your fellow attendees who are attending Bats Day in the Fun Park Weekend. All attendees receive a full three (3) course sit down dinner, a special limited edition “Nightmare before Bats Day™” keepsake and other surprises all within this intimate setting.


The Bats Day Ghoulish Gala

Adorn your best attire and attend The Bats Day™ Ghoulish Gala. Enjoy catered Hors D’oeuvres in this spooky atmosphere. Attendees of the Ghoulish Gala are entered in the Bats Day Ghoulish Gala Raffle with a chance to win some great prizes provided by our features vendors and sponsors. All guests will receive a special limited edition “Bats Day™ Ghoulish Gala” keepsake and we other surprises fill your night with mystery and fun.

 

Gallery999
Gallery999 is a Group Tribute Art Show to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. Each year a different theme for the show happens with The Haunted Mansion as the focal point of the show. This art show is only during the first 2 days of the event weekend. www.gallery999.net



The Bats Day Happy Haunts Swing Wake: A Costumed Celebration

A Costumed Gala Event, where attendees are required to dress as the deceased. Creativity is celebrated, and appearances by spooks and spirits from all time periods are encouraged to attend and celebrate the afterlife. We hope to have several prominent ghosts from creepy old crypts all over the world in attendance. From elaborate ghostly visages, to the ghastly faces of the recently deceased, this is one party everyone will be dying to attend.


*Bats Day in the Fun Park™: The Spooky Trip to Disneyland, Ca.:
Our annual spooky trip to Disneyland, CA. with several opportunities for meets and photos.

Bats Day Scream Prize™ Twitter Days:
Join Bats Day on Twitter and have stuff sent to your cell phone. Get super secret info that you will only get from here. (Like special prize locations, discounts, special event info) If you have a cell phone this is a great way to take Bats Day with you. By joining Bats Day on Twitter you will get info sent to your cell phone that is just about Bats Day and the events. This feature will come in handy for special Bats Day events and giveaways. During Bats Day in the Fun Park: the spooky trip to Disneyland, use Twitter to receive clues where you could win SCREAM PRIZES. The Bats Day Twitter SCREAM PRIZE events will go throughout the year until the next Bats Day Weekend.

*The annual spooky trip to Disneyland and all activities and meets on Walt Disney Company property are open to the general public and all attendees must obey all posted rules, dresscodes, and safety relations of Disneyland Resort in order to be in compliance with the Walt Disney Company's Rules and Regulations. Bats Day in the Fun Park LLC shall not be held responsible for the actions, property or well being of attendees to events held in the Disneyland Resort.

 

 

 

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