Disneyland After Dark returns in 2022!
In 2018, Disneyland introduced special after-hours themed events called Disneyland After Dark. The two themed events, “Throwback Nite” and “Star Wars Nite” were huge hits, selling out quickly and bringing in a ton of extra revenue for the Resort. Plus the events give us something that is much needed at the Resort – an experience created for the adult Disney fan.
These events aren’t officially marketed as events for grown-ups, but let’s face it … a late night, after-hours party until midnight or 1am? With themes such as Villains Nite and Sweethearts Nite? It sounds like a good excuse for adults to get out of the house, leave the kids with a sitter, and enjoy Disneyland without the massive crowds.
The events have been incredibly popular so it’s no surprise Disneyland After Dark is back in 2022 and the number of event nights have increased!
*Exact party times are subject to change
Sweethearts Nite will take place on February 1, 3, 8, 10, and 14, 2022 from 8pm to 12 midnight at Disneyland Park. The event officially starts at 8pm but guests with a ticket can enter Disneyland Park as early as 5pm. Expect to see a lot of cute couples Disneybounds at this event.
Special offerings will include a special themed fireworks show, a Disney DJ dance party, a royal ball, socially distanced encounters with favorite “Disney couples,” romantic themed photo backdrops, and specialty menu items.
Tickets start at $114 per person and go on sale December 9, 2021, no earlier than noon Pacific Time. Visit the Sweethearts Nite Disneyland website for more information.
Villains Nite will take place on March 8 and 10, 2022 from 8pm to 12 midnight at Disney California Adventure. The event officially starts at 8pm but guests with a ticket can enter Disney California Adventure as early as 5pm.
Special offerings will include a revue-style show, a sing along, DJ hosted dance parties, character encounters, photo opportunities, and themed decor sn food.
Tickets start at $119 per person and go on sale January 11, 2022. Visit the Villains Nite Disneyland website for more information.
Star Wars Nite will take place on May 3, 4, and 27, 2022 from 9pm to 1am at Disneyland Park. The event officially starts at 9pm but guests with a ticket can enter Disneyland Park as early as 6pm. There will be special Star Wars themed fireworks, dance parties, character encounters, and special food and merch.
Tickets start at $134 per person and go on sale January 11, 2022. Visit the Star Wars Disneyland website for more information.
NOTE – 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(s) to one of the nights of the new event of the same theme. You must do the exchange before January 8, 2021. If the value of the 2022 ticket is higher than the value of your 2020 ticket, you will pay the extra amount. If you do not want to exchange your ticket, contact Disneyland for your options. Visit Disneyland.com/ExtrasUpdates for more information.
**NEW** Grad Nite Reunion gives Guests the chance to relive their high school Grad Nite party, or experience it for the first time! Grad Nite Reunion parties will take place on June 23, 28, and 30, 2022 at Disney California Adventure Park. The party runs from 8pm until midnight, with mix-in starting at 5pm.
Tickets start at $150 per person and will go on sale beginning April 28, 2022 no earlier than 12 noon Pacific Time.
Here are some of the announced offerings for Grad Nite Reunion:
- Enjoy sightings of beloved Disney characters throughout the evening with a few favorites proudly wearing their cap and gown
- March-along pep-rally style with some favorite Disney friends
- Dance through the decades to hits of today and yesterday
- Retro photo opportunities
- Unique, cafeteria-inspired food and beverage offerings
- Special after-hours access to most of the park’s attractions
- Party attire encouraged. Don’t forget to show your school spirit!
- Receive a commemorative credential, guide map and unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos taken during the party.
For all events:
*All events include access to select attractions, plus unlimited PhotoPass digital downloads taken during the party.
*Costumes are encouraged! Read the Guest costume guidelines for Special Events.
*Availability for these events will be limited and they WILL sell out. So plan ahead and get your tickets early! Check the above info for ticket sale dates.
*Parking fees are not included. Children under 3 years are free. There is no AP discount. Visit the Disneyland website to learn more and purchase tickets.
Wondering what it’s like to attend a Disneyland After Dark event? They are very similar to the after-hours Annual Passholder events Disneyland used to offer to Annual Passholders for free a few years back. You can read about my experience with these events here.
Do you plan on attending a Disneyland After Dark event this year?
Updated April 2022