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: Sweethearts’ Nite
Party in the name of love—with an extra pinch of pixie dust! Share the enchantment on select nights from January 23 through February 14, 2024 at Disneyland Park. This event is sold out.
- January 23, 25, 30
- February 1, 6, 8, 12, 14
- 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
- $139 (ages 3+)
- Sweethearts’ Nite Royal Cavalcade: Join in the fun as Cinderella, Prince Charming, Disney friends and Royal Fanfare dancers make their way through the park—from Town Square all the way to “it’s a small world” mall, where regal Disney couples will gather for the Royal Ball.
- Tropical Hideaway: Enjoy an enchanting getaway in the heart of Adventureland. Here, you can purchase a refreshing Dole Whip, listen to amusing musings from Rosita the talking bird, and hear live music.
- Projections: During the entire event, look for sweet projections on Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and “it’s a small world.”
- Character Experiences: Let the lovefest begin—see some of the most darling Disney couples.
- Strike a Pose: Say “Sweethearts!” as Disney PhotoPass photographers snap pics by romantic scenes from Disney films, including Lady and the Tramp, Tangled, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and more.
Disneyland After Dark: Disney Channel Nite
Experience an all-new evening event celebrating iconic Disney Channel TV shows and characters at Disneyland Park—on March 5 and 7, 2024.
- March 5
- March 7
- 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
- $139 (Ages 3+)
- Descendants at the Rivers of America: Take a cruise on the Sailing Ship Columbia as it travels across the mist covered Rivers of America. A host will take you on a musical journey through Descendants 1, 2 and 3.
- High School Musical Pep Rally: This not-to-be missed pep rally travels through the streets of Disneyland park celebrating the songs from the beloved High School Musical franchise.
- Camp Rock Karaoke & the Ultimate Disney Channel Trivia Challenge in the Golden Horseshoe Saloon: Take turns singing your favorite songs as solos, duos and groups! The karaoke party will alternate with the Ultimate Disney Channel Trivia Challenge.
- Phineas and Ferb Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace: Join a lively dance party featuring terrific songs from the world of Phineas and Ferb and more!
- Character Experiences: Let childhood nostalgia become new memories when you meet some iconic Disney Characters.
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. This event will take place on select nights from April 16 through May 9, 2024.
- April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
- May 2, 7, 9
- 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
- $159 (Ages 3+)
- Dine on over twenty new, yummy treats available only during Star Wars Nites, including:
- Street-style Elote Burger at Hungry Bear Restaurant
- Pork Belly Sisig-inspired Loaded Fries at Red Rose Taverne
- Pineapple and Ube Crescent Sundae at The Tropical Hideaway
- Chocolate Funnel Cake at Stage Door Café
- Crab Fritters at Royal Street Veranda
- Specialty menu items will also be available at Cafe Orleans, subject to availability. Reservations are recommended and can be booked online.
- Guests in Star Wars-themed costumes are invited to participate in a special cavalcade, where they will join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in a march down Main Street, U.S.A., culminating in a group photo in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, illuminated with galactic projections.
- Bring your lightsaber and learn how to handle it with skill, concentration, and a clear mind with a quick stop at the Star Wars Nite Lightsaber Instructional at “it’s a small world” mall. Here, you will be introduced to all-new maneuvers specially crafted for this year’s recruits. All members of the Light Side and/or Dark Side are welcome.
- Dance along at the Galactic Dance Party with a Master DJ on Main Street, U.S.A.
- Bring your lightsabers and gather at the Millennium Falcon for a Resistance Show of Unity!
- Be prepared to encounter Captain Phasma and her elite unit of Stormtroopers in Tomorrowland.
- Immerse yourself in multiple Star Wars-themed photo opportunities, featuring some new places and faces from across the Star Wars universe!
Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite
Experience an unforgettable after-hours event filled with joy to celebrate Pride—June 18 and 20, 2024.
- June 18
- June 20
- 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
- $159 (Ages 3+)
- More details about this event for 2024 will be released soon.
- 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.
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