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Disneyland After Dark Events (Updated for 2023)

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Disney characters wearing rainbow attire standing in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland which is also lit up with rainbow colors for Pride Nite

 

Disneyland After Dark returns in 2023!

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 Sweethearts Nite and Throwback 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 2023 and the number of event nights have increased! 

*Exact party times are subject to change

 

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Sweethearts Nite

Sweethearts Nite will take place on Jan. 31, Feb. 2, 5, 7, 9, 14, 16, 2023 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. Expect to see a lot of cute couples Disneybounds at this event.

Special offerings will include a special themed fireworks show, a royal ball hosted by Aladdin and Jasmine, photo spots with favorite “Disney couples,” romantic themed photo backdrops, and specialty menu items. 

Tickets start at $129 per person and go on sale December 12, 2022, no earlier than noon Pacific Time, for Magic Key holders, and December 14, 2022 for the general public. Visit the Sweethearts Nite Disneyland website for more information.

 

Graphic design with pink background with two logos: Disneyland After Dark Sweethearts Nite, and Disneyland After Dark Princess Nite

Princess Nite

Princess Nite is a new event that will take place on March 7 and 9, 2023 from 9pm to 1am at Disneyland Park. The event officially starts at 9pm but guests with a ticket can enter Disneyland as early as 6pm.

Special offerings will include a musical concert, female DJ hosted dance party, character encounters, photo opportunities, and themed food.

Tickets start at $129 per person and go on sale December 12, 2022, no earlier than noon Pacific Time, for Magic Key holders, and December 14, 2022 for the general public. Visit the Princess Nite Disneyland website for more information.

 

Couple wearing dapper clothing pose at Disneyland
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Throwback Nite

Throwback Nite will celebrate the 1950s and 1960s with themed experiences and events. Throwback Nite will take place on April 18 and 20, 2023, from 9pm to 1am at Disneyland Park. The event officially starts at 9pm but guests with a ticket can enter Disneyland as early as 6pm.

Special offerings include “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks (the show that first ran in 1958), classic character experiences, vintage music and dancing, attractions, themed food, and photo opportunities. 

Tickets start at $129 and go on sale for Magic Key holders on February 21, 2023, no earlier than 9am PT, and the general public on February 23, 2023. Visit the Throwback Nite website for more information.

Star Wars Nite

Star Wars Nite is back!! It will take place on May 2, 4, 8, and 11, 2023, from 9pm to 1am at Disneyland Park. The event officially starts at 9pm but guests with a ticket can enter Disneyland as early as 6pm.

Special offerings include “Star Wars: Celebrate the Nite” fireworks show, rare character appearances, galactic dance party, special photo opportunities, attractions, and themed food. 

Tickets start at $149 and go on sale for Magic Key holders on February 21, 2023, no earlier than 9am PT, and the general public on February 23, 2023. Visit the Star Wars Nite website for more information.

Logo for Disneyland after dark: Pride Nite

Pride Nite

The first ever Pride Nite at Disneyland is here!! It will take place on June 13 and 15, 2023, from 9pm to 1am at Disneyland Park. The event officially starts at 9pm but guests with a ticket can enter Disneyland as early as 6pm.

Special offerings include a character cavalcade, dance parties, special photo opportunities, attractions, and themed food. 

Tickets start at $139 and go on sale for Magic Key holders on April 18, 2023, no earlier than 9am PT, and the general public on April 20, 2023. Visit the Pride Nite website for more information.

More Information for All ‘Disneyland After Dark’ 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 Magic Key, DVC, or Disney Visa discount. Visit the Disneyland website to learn more and purchase tickets.

What is it Like to Attend a ‘Disneyland After Dark’ Event?

Wondering what it’s like to attend a Disneyland After Dark event? I attended Star Wars Nite in 2022 and had so much fun! There is really so much to see and do during these events; the time just flies by! You can read my review for Star Wars Nite here.

Do you plan on attending a Disneyland After Dark event this year?

Updated April 2023

About Mindy

Mindy Marzec is a life-long Disney fan who grew up in Los Angeles. She started This Fairy Tale Life to share Disneyland travel tips for adults. When not at Disneyland, you can find Mindy at home snuggling with her cats and re-watching Thor: Ragnarok for the billionth time.