1313 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
Category: Attractions and Amusement Parks
Region: Out of Town
Don't call security. They're just Goths, and they want to peacefully converge en masse at the annual Bats Day in the Fun Park at Disneyland. What started as a one-day meet-up organized by Goth club promoters in 1999 has turned into a three-day event, which kicks off with Friday's Bats Day Dark Club at the Anaheim DoubleTree Guest Suites and includes David J of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets and other DJs spinning records to your heart's discontent. Also at the hotel is Saturday's Bats Day Black Market, featuring wall-to-wall vendors with names like Bloodbath, Foulbitten and MsFormaldehyde, hawking everything from fine art to corsets to Goth gear for pets. And finally, Sunday's big Bats Day at the Fun Park at Disneyland, where you'll see kids of all shades of pale shielding themselves from the sun while trying to eat churros and turkey legs. Group photo ops take place at Sleeping Beauty's Castle and the Haunted Mansion, a sort of class photo if you went to school in turn-of-the-century Transylvania. It's not polite to stare, but it is fun to gawk at the confused tourists. Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; Sun., May 20. (714) 781-4565, batsday.net.
Sun., May 20, 2012