It starts during the All-Nighter party when the Royal Theatre, within the recently-opened Fantasy Faire, will have a “Royal Swing Ball” featuring live music from 10 p.m. – 1:40 a.m.
Then a few weeks later, beginning June 15, the “Jump, Jive, Boogie Swing Party” will make a triumphant return to its former location on select nights throughout the summer.
The Royal Theatre was formerly Carnation Plaza Gardens, where decades of swing dancing ended with its closure in April 2012. When it reopened this year as part of Fantasy Faire, Disneyland officials said swing dancing was a possibility for its future, depending on how crowds took to the new area. The Royal Theatre is being used for daily performances of “Tangled” and “Beauty and the Beast” storytelling shows.
Now fans missing the old date nights at Disneyland will be able to return to the location under a new name – but on the exact same dance floor, never removed during the transition.
The calendar page on Disneyland.com will soon feature exact dates and information on the return of swing dancing.
Here’s a look back at the final night of swing dancing at Carnation Plaza Gardens: