Imagine hosting an unforgettable event—with legendary Disney service and attention to detail—in a unique, private venue located inside Disneyland Park. It’s possible! Introducing Starcade at Disneyland Resort.

Located in the Tomorrowland section of Disneyland Park, Starcade is a new, private-event venue that’s perfectly suited for hosting networking receptions, banquets, galas, corporate picnic events or other special celebrations for groups up to 200 guests.

This flexible space acts as a blank canvas that can be dramatically transformed to accommodate a wide variety of themes, décor and entertainment. For event planners in need of a little inspiration to really ‘wow’ their guests, Disney Event Group can assist by providing unique, collaborative, and creative solutions to help meet their objectives and budget.

Full food and beverage catering is available onsite by the award-winning Disney catering team. Whether it’s a cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres, a buffet luncheon, an engaging family-style meal, or an over-the-top dessert party, the menu possibilities are endless, and Disney’s catering professionals are masters at creating unique, well-balanced culinary experiences. 

Best of all, this one-of-a-kind venue is within walking distance of the three Disneyland Resort convention hotels, meaning it’s especially convenient for groups staying onsite looking to give their attendees a special experience in a Disney Park.  

Event Inspiration: A ‘Main Street Electrical Parade’ Themed Dinner

Recently, one corporate group was the first to hold a private event at Starcade with an event theme that paid homage to Disneyland’s iconic Main Street Electrical Parade

Let’s take a look: 

Tables were decorated with teardrop silver-sequin linens accented with satin napkins. Clear chairs completed the look, with colored cushions inspired by the nostalgic parade. 

At each place setting, individual menu cards were custom-created to match the theme’s bright, technicolor personality. The multi-course, family-style dinner featured wild-mushroom farro risotto with parmigiano-reggiano; pan-seared salmon with lemon-caper relish and seasonal vegetables; grilled prime beef medallions with roasted fingerling potatoes; and pasta and clams with herb beurre-blanc. 

After dinner, attendees enjoyed a dessert party featuring nostalgic Disneyland treats such as peanut butter and chocolate brownies, Mickey shaped shortbread cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries, churro-inspired eclairs, and s’mores tarts.

And, not to be overlooked, one incredible benefit awaits event planners and their guests…park access! Because Starcade is located inside Disneyland Park, it offers easy access for groups to enjoy the park’s many attractions and entertainment offerings, either before or after their event(s) held inside the venue. (Theme Park events may require a Theme Park admission ticket. Theme Park offerings are subject to availability.)

For example, after dinner and desserts, attendees of this recent event were escorted into the park to their very own VIP viewing area (just a short walk from the venue) to enjoy the actual Main Street Electrical Parade. What a festive, memorable way to end the evening! 

A Main Street Electrical Parade-themed event is just one example of the many different themes Starcade can accommodate. This flexible venue offers groups the ability to choose from many different elements to fit their preferences, timeline, and budget. 

Let's take a look at this event in action:

The debut of Starcade is just one reason why it’s an especially exciting time at Disneyland Resort! With new attractions, unique offerings such as picnic packages on the Magic Kingdom lawn at Disneyland Hotel, and elegant meeting and conference venues at the recently-renovated Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, there are many ways groups can take advantage of everything this vibrant destination has to offer.

Tell us – If you could host a private event at Starcade at Disneyland Park, which event elements would you select? Let us know on FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn using hashtag #DisneyMeetingsBlog. 

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