Disneyland After Dark

Disneyland After Dark

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Disneyland After Dark are events that are specially themed for a spectacular time. When night falls, the Disneyland Resort lights up with even more magic!  Guests are able to experience after-hours theme park access, entertainment, characters, attractions, and more. On select dates, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure host separate ticketed events for four hours of fun after the parks are closed to the general public.

In addition to the four hour event itself, guests are encouraged to participate in a three hour pre-party that is included in the Disneyland After Dark ticket!  Park reservations are not required for those with Disneyland After Dark tickets when entering the parks during the the pre-party.

Each Disneyland After Dark evening is geared toward a specific theme, and this is a great opportunity to add some magic to your vacation!

Disneyland After Dark Details

Here are some of the enhancements and entertainment you can enjoy during this event.

Select attractions will be open during Disneyland After Dark. Since this is a separate ticket event, lines are often shorter than during the day for the attractions.  Take a spin on your favorite ride!

Keepsakes to Collect and Themed Merchandise
Each guest will receive a commemorative credential, a themed park map, and unlimited digital downloads from PhotoPass photos that are taken throughout the evening.  If guests want to bring home some more memories, themed merchandise will be available to purchase.

Food and Beverages
Uniquely themed food and beverage offerings will be available to guests to enjoy!

Themed Attire is Encouraged
Guests can immerse themselves right into evening by wearing themed attire.  See costume guidelines below.

Types of Entertainment

  • Fireworks, a Parade, or a Live Show
  • Exclusive Photo Opportunities
  • Character Fun
  • Uniquely Themed Decor, Lights, and Decorations
  • Join the Fun and Dress to Match the Theme


  • Live Performances
  • Familiar Songs to Match The Theme
  • Dance Parties

What’s Included in Your Disneyland After Dark Ticket?

  • Admission into the park 3 hours before closing time (pre-party park mix-in)
  • Unlimited digital downloads with Disneyland PhotoPass during event hours
  • Commemorative Disney credentials
  • Commemorative Park Map – specially themed


Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite

Disneyland Park is hosting a celebration of beloved Princesses. This first-ever event will immerse you in the stories of Disney heroines, placing these iconic Disney Princesses center stage.


  • March 7, 2023
  • March 9, 2023


  • 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.


  • Tickets start at $129 (ages 3+)


  • Enjoy an inspiring musical concert celebrating our heartwarming, adventurous heroines.
  • Get in the groove with live music or boogie down at our DJ dance party featuring female DJs.
  • See some of Disney’s most iconic Princesses
  • Have Disney PhotoPass photographers snap your pics as you pose with Disney Princesses
  • Enjoy event-night-only menu options at select locations or a unique dining experience at Cafe Orleans.
  • Receive a commemorative credential and guide map as well as unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos taken during the party.

Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite

Step back in time to the 50s and 60s to get a taste of Disneyland Park’s classic past when Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite returns! Dress in your dapperest attire and commemorate the evening with live music and entertainment, specialty photo ops and visits with some classic Disney Characters from the era.


  • April 18, 2023
  • April 20, 2023


  • 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.


  • $129 for April 18 (Ages 3+)
  • $145 for April 20 (Ages 3+)


  • Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks
  • Cross paths with some classic characters.
  • Vintage Music and Dancing
  • Have Disney PhotoPass photographers capture shots
  • Purchase sips and snacks that were a hit in the park’s early days.
  • Receive a commemorative credential and guide map as well as unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos taken during the party.

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite will grant Guests of all ages special after-hours access to Disneyland Park where you can enjoy Star Wars Character sightings, event-themed menu selections and exciting entertainment, including March of the First Order featuring Captain Phasma.


  • May 2, 2023
  • May 4, 2023
  • May 8, 2023
  • May 11, 2023


  • 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.


  • $149 to $169 depending on event date (Ages 3+)


  • Star Wars: Celebrate the Nite Fireworks Show
  • Enjoy sightings of beloved Star Wars Characters
  • Galactic Dance Party
  • Let Disney PhotoPass photographers capture shotsagainst event-themed backdrops.
  • Ride some of the park’s most unforgettable Star Wars-themed attractions—including Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (subject to availability, which may vary and is not guaranteed) throughout the event, usually with shorter wait times.
  • Purchase unique dining experiences with sweet and savory menu options at select Disneyland Park locations.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Star Wars-themed items


Costume Guidelines

  • All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g., full-length Princess dresses).

For Guests Ages 13 and Under

  • Costumes may be worn as well as some masks, as long as the entire face isn’t covered and eyes are visible.

For Guests Ages 14 and Older

  • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are permitted.
  • Acceptable accessories include transparent wings and tutus.
  • Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
  • Medical masks are the only masks permitted.

Disneyland After Dark Tips

Guests of the Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels can purchase their Disneyland After Dark tickets at the front desk.

The pre party park mix-in hours is only for the park that is hosting the After Dark event. Guests visiting Disneyland or Disney California Adventure prior to the mix-in hours will need to pay separate admission.

Merchandise is available on Disneyland website that is specially themed to each of the Disneyland After Dark events. Pre order before you arrive so you are ready to go!

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will not be available during the after hours activities.

All tickets for Disneyland After Dark can be purchased now until the day before the event of your choice.