Disneyland Resort has slowly had more and more things return since reopening in Spring of 2021.
Many restaurants have reopened, after hours events like Oogie Boogie Bash and Merriest Nites returned, and you can see fireworks again. And now, we have another exciting update about an event returning to Disneyland soon!
Disneyland After Dark events are returning in 2022! Sweethearts’ Nite, Villains Nite, and Star Wars Nite are all coming back, with more nights than ever before.
If you don’t know, Disneyland After Dark events take place after regular park hours and have fun themes, festivities, entertainment, and access to most rides with lower wait times.
Each event is 4 hours long, with you being able to enter the park 3 hours before the event starts for the pre-party mix-in. You will also get unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the party and commemorative keepsakes like a souvenir credential and event guide map!
Here are the details for each of the upcoming themed nights:
Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite
- February 1, 3, 8, 10 and 14, 2022, at Disneyland Park
- Tickets on sale online starting December 9th, 2021, no earlier than noon PT
- A special themed fireworks show
- Projection effects on Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street, U.S.A.
- A jazz ensemble aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat, plus other live entertainment, including a Royal Ball and a dance party with a DJ
- Spot the most darling Disney couples, and take selfies with your favorites
- Fun photo opportunities featuring romantic scenes from iconic Disney films
- Lovely décor, along with food and beverage offerings around the park
- Plus, early admission to Disneyland park starting at 5PM, no theme park reservation required
Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite
- March 8 and 10, 2022, at Disney California Adventure Park
- Tickets on sale online, starting January 11th, 2022
- The Cauldron, a cunningly-crafted cabaret featuring a cast of villainous virtuosos showing off their talents through song and dance
- Ursula’s Seaside Sing-a-long, where you can find your voice and sing along
- The Underworld Dance Party, which allows you to bust a move at a dastardly DJ dance party in the Hollywood Backlot
- Special photo backdrops, featuring scenes inspired by some favorite villains
- Some of Disney’s famously nefarious fiends – or their henchmen – at special locations around the park
- Delightfully decadent food and beverage offerings
- Early admission to Disney California Adventure park beginning at 5PM, no theme park reservation required
Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite
- May 3, 4 and 27, 2022, at Disneyland Park
- Tickets on sale online, starting January 11th, 2022)
- An amazing pyrotechnical spectacle that will illuminate the skies with a Star Wars-themed fireworks show
- March of the First Order, featuring Captain Phasma and her elite unit of Stormtroopers
- A Galactic dance party
- Sightings of various Star Wars characters throughout the evening
- Star Wars-themed attractions, usually with shorter wait times
- Star Wars-themed eats and treats, merchandise, photo opportunities, and more
- Plus, early admission to Disneyland park starting at 6PM, no theme park reservation required
If you have a previously purchases ticket for the 2020 Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite or Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite events, you can exchange your 2020 event ticket(s) to one of the nights of the new event of the same theme any time from now through January 8th, 2022. There will be and additional fee equal to the difference in price for the exchange of a 2020 Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite ticket to the May 27, 2022, Star Wars Nite.
To make an exchange, call Guest Information Ticket Sales at (714) 300-7807 by January 8th, 2022, to make the exchange. Disneyland After Dark tickets purchased in 2020 will not be valid for admission to any event and have to be exchanged to participate in an event. If you don’t want to exchange your 2020 Disneyland After Dark event ticket to the new event dates or you missed the exchange window, you can call Guest Information Ticket Sales for your options.
A limited number of tickets will be available for each event, so make sure to grab tickets as soon as they go on sale! Stay tuned to DFB for more information and news on Disneyland events.
Will you be going to Disneyland After Dark?! Let us know in the comments!