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Disneyland’s After Dark Parties Dates

Disney has released their list of expected After Dark parties for the first half of 2022. Ringing in the new year with Sweethearts Nite, Villains Nite, and Star Wars Nite. These limited-time after-parties are sure to sell out quickly.

These after dark parties will all take place after regular park hours and will include some unique festivities, themes and entertainment.

Keep in mind, tickets are sold separately from your normal park tickets and do not include parking.

Here are the details so far on these After Dark parties.

Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite

Party in the name of love starting February 1, 3, 8, 10 and 14, 2022 to Disneyland Park.

Event Highlights

  • Early Admission beginning at 5:00 PM, no theme park reservation required.
  • Fireworks Extravaganza
  • Dancing, Music and Amore
  • Character Experiences with Disney’s most darling couples.
  • Snap pics by romantic scenes from Disney films, including Lady and the Tramp and The Little Mermaid.
  • Themed foods.
  • After-Hours Access to Attractions, usually with shorter wait times.
  • Sweet Keepsakes
  • Dress Your Magical Best

Sleeping Beauty Castle Disneyland

What to know:

  • 8:00 PM to Midnight
  • Disneyland Park mix-in begins at 5:00 PM
  • Starting at $114 per person
  • General Admission tickets available for purchase starting December 9, 2021
  • Parking fees not included in ticket price

Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite

March 8 and 10, 2022 at Disney California Adventure Park!

Jack and Sally

Event Highlights

  • Early Admission beginning at 5:00 PM, no theme park reservation required.
  • The Cauldron Dance Party.
  • The Underworld Dance Party.
  • Villain Characters throughout the park.
  • Photo ops depicting popular villain lairs and thrones.
  • Now SING! Find your voice and sing along, but beware of eerily enchanted seashells!
  • Themed foods.
  • After-Hours Access to Attractions, usually with shorter wait times.
  • Evil Keepsakes.
  • Dress as your favorite Disney Villain.

Event Details

  • 8:00 PM to Midnight
  • Disney California Adventure Park mix-in begins at 5:00 PM
  • Starting at $119 per person
  • General Admission tickets available for purchase starting January 11, 2022
  • Parking fees are not included in the ticket price

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite

Star Wars Nite after-hours party coming May 3, May 4 and May 27, 2022!

Smugglers Run

Highlights will include:

  • Early Admission at 6:00 PM, no theme park reservation required.
  • Star Wars Fireworks Spectacular.
  • Star Wars Characters throughout the evening.
  • Galactic Dance Party.
  • New photo ops.
  • After-Hours Access to Attractions:
    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.
  • Themed foods.
  • Themed Merchandise.
  • Commemorative Keepsakes.
  • Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character.
  • Party goes from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Disneyland Park mix-in begins at 6:00 PM

Rise Of The Resistance

What to know:

  • $134 per person (Ages 3+)
  • General Admission tickets available for purchase starting January 11, 2022. If you purchased tickets previously during the closure, you can call 714-300-7807 to exchange those tickets for the 2022 event until January 8th.
  • Parking fees not included in ticket price

But the real question is will they be worth the hefty price tag? Well, I guess that depends on the person going. Some of these events like the Merriest Nite I feel like was a huge money grab. Disney knows that most fans will shell out the extra cash in the hopes of having an extra magical limited access evening.

I not going to be the one to tell you whether you should or should splurge on these After Dark events, because you may have a little one that is a huge Star Wars fan and would really enjoy seeing the extra characters. But from personal experience, and taking a look at these parties in detail I would save my money for the Oggie Boogies Bash because I feel like that is the party you get the most bang for your buck.

I will highlight the fact that the wait times for rides were significantly shorter and the unlimited digital downloads of the PhotoPass during the party does save you money.

But other than that I haven’t been too terribly impressed with the event food (It was cold, lines were long and Disney is understaffed) or merchandise (Alot of the merchandise sold out within the 1st hour, merch wasn’t a great design) at the After Dark parties.

If I had to choose one event out of these 3 it would probably be the Star Wars Nite in hopes of meeting some unexpected characters and an amazing fireworks show.

Here’s to 2022, may the After Dark parties be much better than 2021!

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