Disneyland is all about giving Guests the ability to experience special themed events throughout the year, with lower crowds, specialty food, and some really great merchandise. Not only can Guests attend Oogie Boogie Bash at Halloween time and Disney’s Merriest Nites during the holiday season, but Disneyland has also brought back Disneyland After Dark Nites after having to cancel some of them in 2020 and all of them in 2021. This year there will be three themed Disneyland After Dark events — Sweethearts Nite, Villains Nite, and Star Wars Nite.
Disney announced in early December that Disneyland After Dark would be returning, and Guests could not contain their excitement. Guests who had purchased tickets to the events that were canceled in 2021 were able to exchange their old tickets for new ones before they went on sale to the general public. Tickets to Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts Nite went on sale in December, but both Villains Nite and Star Wars Nite went on sale on January 11 and fans were so excited that they crashed the Disneyland Resort website.
Cstephens2 shared on Twitter that those who clicked on the tickets for Villains Nite and Star Wars Nite were being told “access denied” and those who clicked on the Sweethearts Nite tickets were brought to a queue that was paused.
Looks like ticket sales for #disneylandafterdark events are messed up again. Clicking on the #villainsnite or #starwarsnite ticket links sends you to an “access denied” error page. The #sweetheartsnite link takes you to a queue that’s been paused. #disneyland
Looks like ticket sales for #disneylandafterdark events are messed up again. Clicking on the #villainsnite or #starwarsnite ticket links sends you to an "access denied" error page. The #sweetheartsnite link takes you to a queue that's been paused. #disneyland pic.twitter.com/fnVCw9SY3v
— cstephens2 (@cstephens2) January 11, 2022
Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts Nite
- February 1
- February 3
- February 8
- February 10
- February 14
Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite
- March 8
- March 10
Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite
- May 3
- May 4
- May 27
If you are unfamiliar with Disneyland After Dark events, Disney Parks Blog has shared a little more information on what you can expect at each one!
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 you 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
At Villains Nite, you’ll 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
Star Wars Nite
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
Currently, all Disneyland After Dark queues are open, but the wait is over an hour. Only February 1 and February 3 remain open for Sweethearts Nite, but all dates are still available for both Villains Nite and Star Wars Nite. It is important to remember that, just because you are in the queue and may get into the room to purchase tickets, that does not mean that tickets will be available for the dates you want.