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Disney Introducing Brand-New After Hours Event!

Visiting a Disney Park is always a great time, from the rides and attractions to the food and the fun character interactions. What can make a Disney trip even better, is if you attend special hard-ticketed events. Throughout the year, Disney hosts a number of these events, including Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland Resort and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney also offers several dining packages, so Guests can enjoy a meal and get preferred seating at a nighttime Disney show.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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One of the more popular hard-ticketed events at Disneyland Resort is the Disneyland After Dark theme nights. Over the years, Disney has had a number of these events, from Star Wars Nite to Villains Nite, Sweethearts Nite, and more.

Disney has just shared that Disneyland After Dark events will be returning again in 2023, but this time with a brand-new offering. Get ready Cinderella, Ariel, Tiana, and Aurora fans (and any other princess fans). Disneyland After Dark is getting ready to host its first Princess Nite!

Princess Tiana

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Disneyland After Dark Princess Nite will take place on March 7 and March 9, 2023, and will be full of fun and exciting offerings. Disney Parks Blog shared more on what attendees can expect:

You are invited to be royally fierce at Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite! This all-new, first-ever event will be a celebration under the stars where adventurous heroines and aspirational hearts unite! Immerse yourself in this empowering night at Disneyland park with iconic characters who light the world with kindness, courage, and a touch of magic. With shimmering décor, special photo opportunities, themed food and beverage offerings, commemorative keepsakes and characters galore, you’ll be ready to step into your own adventure of bravery and grace.

  • Receive a royal welcome at the Disneyland Train Station featuring Princess Minnie Mouse and Princess Daisy Duck with fanfare trumpeters 
  • Enjoy an inspiring musical concert celebrating heartwarming, adventurous heroines including Moana, Merida and more accompanied by live vocalists 
  • Raise the royal roof and dance the night away at the high-energy, candy-themed dance party at Tomorrowland stage with Vanellope Von Schweetz
  • Revel in Tiana’s Southern hospitality and dance along to jazz music in New Orleans Square
  • Savor specialty menu items befitting royalty throughout Disneyland park, available for purchase 
  • Picture yourself in photo backdrops inspired by Disney films like “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Princess Diaries” including unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads from the party
  • Have a ball with pre-party mix-in admission to Disneyland park starting at 6 p.m., no theme park reservation required
Ariel meet and greet

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Disney will also be offering Sweethearts Nite again this year, which will be held on January 31 and several dates in February — February 2, 5, 7, 9, 14, and 16 at Disneyland Park. Tickets to both Sweethearts Nite and Princess Nite will go on sale on December 14, however, Magic Key Holders will be able to purchase their tickets beginning December 12.

Disneyland Sweethearts Nite

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Disney has not said if Star Wars Nite or Villains Nite will return this year. You can read more about Disneyland After Dark events by clicking here.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!