Disneyland After Dark Returning In 2022!

Disneyland After Dark 2022
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Disneyland fans have been getting treat after exciting treat over the past few weeks. Not only did Disney announce that “it’s a small world” Holiday would be able to reopen for the end of the holiday season after a massive flood, but it was also revealed that both the Food and Wine Festival and the Lunar New Year celebration would be coming back in 2022. And now, Disney has shared that Disneyland After Dark will also be returning with several events in 2022!

Disneyland After Dark

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For those who may now remember or know what Disneyland After Dark is, it is a hard-ticketed event that takes place after the theme parks close and features fun themes, events, entertainment, as well as access to most attractions that will have reduced wait times. Disney has shared that three Disneyland After Dark will be coming in 2022 — Sweethearts’ Nite, Villains Nite, and Star Wars Nite.

Disneyland After Dark Sweethearts Nite

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Let’s take a look at the details shared for each event!

Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite

Dates: February 1, 3, 8, 10, and 14

Location: Disneyland Park

Tickets on Sale: December 9, 2021 — No earlier than 12 p.m. 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 5 p.m., no theme park reservation required
Disneyland after Dark Sweethearts Nite

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Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite

Dates: March 8 and March 10

Location: Disney California Adventure Park

Tickets on Sale: January 11, 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 5 p.m., no theme park reservation required
Disneyland After Dark Villains Nite

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Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite

Dates: May 3, 4, and 27

Location: Disneyland Park

Tickets on Sale: January 11, 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 6 p.m., no theme park reservation required
Disneyland After Dark Star Wars Nite

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Both Disneyland After Dark Villains Nite and Star Wars Nite were canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, so those Guests who have tickets to those events may take their old tickets and exchange them for tickets to the new events, as long as they are the same event. Ticket exchanges may take place anytime between December 6, 2021, and January 8, 2022.

If Guests would like to exchange their Star Wars Nite tickets for the May 27 date, they must pay the difference between the price they paid for the original ticket and the 2022 ticket price.

Guests interested in Disneyland After Dark events can read more information about the special events by clicking here.

Are you excited to see Disneyland After Dark coming back in 2022?

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!