Disneyland After Dark Returning in 2022

Exciting news for Disneyland Resort! Their hard ticket event, Disneyland After Dark will be returning in 2022! This year, Guests will have the opportunity to experience Sweethearts’ Nite, Villains Nite and Star Wars Nite . Disneyland After Dark occurs after regular park hours and feature unique themes, fun festivities, special nighttime entertainment, access to most attractions with reduced wait times and more.

During each Disneyland After Dark event, Guests will be able to enjoy four hours after the parks close to day guests. Plus, you’ll get to take advantage of a three-hour pre-party mix-in at the same park as the event takes place in, included in your ticket price.

Guests will also be able to receive unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the party, plus commemorative keepsakes including a souvenir credential and event guide map.

Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite

Feb. 1, 3, 8, 10 and 14, 2022

Sweethearts’ Nite will be hosted at Disneyland Park in February 2022.  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 Disney couples and take selfies
  • Fun photo opportunities featuring romantic scenes from iconic Disney films
  • Décor
  • Food and beverage offerings
  • Plus, early admission starting at 5 p.m., no theme park reservation required

Tickets will go on sale on Disneyland.com, beginning December 9, 2021, no earlier than noon PT

Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite

March 8 and 10, 2022

At Villains Nite, you’ll get to party with favorite Disney Villains at Disney California Adventure on two separate evenings in March 2022. The event will 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 in the Hollywood Backlot
  • Special photo backdrops, featuring scenes inspired by some favorite villains
  • Some of Disney’s famously fiends or their henchmen 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

Tickets go on sale on Disneyland.com, beginning January 11, 2022.

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite

May 3, 4 and 27, 2022

Star Wars Nite will be the ultimate Star Wars extravaganza on three separate nights at Disneyland in May 2022.

Highlights of Star Wars Nite include:

  • 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 with shorter wait times
  • Star Wars-themed eats and treats, merchandise, photo opportunities, and more
  • Plus, early admission to Disneyland starting at 6 p.m., no theme park reservation required

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


Previously Purchased Disneyland After Dark Tickets from 2020

If you previously purchased a ticket for the 2020 Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite or Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite events, you can exchange your 2020 event ticket to one of the nights of the new event of the same theme. (For example, you can exchange 2020 Villains Nite ticket for ticket to 2022 Villains Nite or exchange 2020 Star Wars Nite ticket for ticket to 2022 Star Wars Nite). This needs to be done anytime through January 8, 2022. (An exchange for a 2020 Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite ticket for a ticket to the May 27, 2022, Star Wars Nite can be made, but with an additional fee equal to the difference in price of the 2020 and 2022 tickets.) Guests will need to call Guest Information Ticket Sales at (714) 300-7807 to make that exchange. Disneyland After Dark tickets purchased in 2020 will not be valid for admission to any event and must be exchanged to participate in an event.



If you don’t want to exchange your 2020 Disneyland After Dark event ticket to the new event dates, you may call (714) 300-7807 for your options.

Also keep in mind that parking fees are not included in the ticket price. A limited quantity of tickets for each event will be available!

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