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Disneyland After Dark events are returning next year! Disneyland After Dark events take place after regular park hours and feature unique themes, fun festivities, special nighttime entertainment, access to most attractions with reduced wait times and so much more! Guests will experience special offerings that are not typically available during a regular park visit.

Sweethearts’ Nite, Villains Nite and Star Wars Nite, are returning in 2022 and offering more nights than ever before of each of these awesome limited-time, after-hours events!

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With each separately ticketed Disneyland After Dark event, Guests get four hours of non-stop fun after the parks close to day Guests. Plus, they’ll get even more time to play during the three-hour pre-party mix-in at the same park as the event takes place in, which is included with each ticket!

Additionally, at each of these events, Guests receive unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the party, plus commemorative keepsakes including a souvenir credential and event guide map, so they’ll have lots of fun ways to remember their Disneyland After Dark experience!

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Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite

Feb. 1, 3, 8, 10 and 14, 2022, at Disneyland Park

(Tickets on sale on Disneyland.com, beginning Dec. 9, 2021, no earlier than noon PT)

Sweethearts’ Nite will be hosted at Disneyland Park on five separate evenings in Feb. 2022. There’s sure to be heartfelt fun for everyone as Valentine’s Day is celebrated during Sweethearts’ Nite. Here’s some of what Guests can expect:

  • 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 5 p.m., no theme park reservation required
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Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite

March 8 and 10, 2022, at Disney California Adventure Park

(Tickets on sale on Disneyland.com, beginning Jan. 11, 2022)

At Villains Nite, Guests will get to party with some of Disney’s most mischievous misfits at Disney California Adventure Park. These wonderfully wicked events will take place on two separate evenings in March 2022, and include:

  • 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 5 p.m., no theme park reservation required
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Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite 

May 3, 4 and 27, 2022, at Disneyland Park

(Tickets on sale on Disneyland.com, beginning Jan. 11, 2022)

Star Wars Nite will be the ultimate Star Wars extravaganza, packed with galactic fun on three separate nights at Disneyland Park in May 2022. Highlights of Star Wars Nite include:

  • 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 6 p.m., no theme park reservation required

Which of these events are you looking forward to experiencing?

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