Events & Attractions

Bats Day Announces 2018 as its 20th and Final Bats Day in the Fun Park Event

Bats Day in the Fun Park, the annual gathering of dark subcultures at Disneyland has announced today that 2018 will be its final year. The event started in 1999 as a small group of Goths and Deathrockers hanging out at the park and has grown into a world-famous three-day event near and at Disneyland.

Citing the 2018 tax plan, struggling economy and ever-rising costs, the event organizers say that it simply can no longer be done. “What most people don’t realize is that Bats Day is a labor of love; we don’t make money on it.” Bats Day explained in a news release on Facebook. “Bats Day has never had any corporate funding or sponsorship, either: It is an event we do for the community. It is something our crew donates varying amounts of time and energy toward without seeing any kind of pay or profit from it. Many people have held the erroneous belief that Bats Day gets a cut of ticket sales from people coming to the Disneyland trip for Bats Day, but that’s far from the truth.”

Despite the sad news, Bats Day has ensured that the 2018 plans continue and they are working on the final plans and schedule for The Bats Day Black Market™, Bats Day Dark Park™ & Bats Day in the Fun Park®: The Spooky Trip to the Disneyland CA Resort.

The 20th annual Bats Day in the Fun Park weekend will be held May 5-6, 2018, with an estimated 7,000+ people expected to attend. Scheduled events for 2018 include:

  • The Bats Day Dark Park™: Concert event with performers to be announced soon
  • The Bats Day Black Market: A spooky shopping experience with over 75 unique vendors—you are bound to find something for the spooky thing in your life here (vendor applications available now)
  • The Bats Day in the Fun Park trip to Disneyland, CA—the world-famous event that wraps up the weekend, where attendees are encouraged to participate in as many photo opportunities and meet-up locations as they can, culminating in a spooktacular Photo Event and Ride Experience through Disneyland’s classic Haunted Mansion attraction

Information on event tickets, hotel accommodations, meeting times and locations for Bats Day in the Fun Park: The Spooky Trip to Disneyland can be found at the Official Bats Day website:, along with photos from previous Bats Day in the Fun Park trips.

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