It’s been a little over seven months since the Disneyland Resort reopened to its guests and little by little things are starting to return to “normalcy” in the parks.
Although many special events have been suspended at Disneyland, this year they introduced a new out-of-hours festive event (called Disney Merriest Nites). I, THREE more out-of-hours events are now planned to return to the park in the new year!
According to an update shared by Disney, the night of loves, the night of villains and Star Wars Nite will be back at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure in 2022!
As a quick update, Disneyland After Dark events are events with separate tickets that offer guests four extra hours in the park on selected nights. But not only are the lower crowds the ones that attract guests to them, but they also offer encounters with unique characters, entertainment and more based on what the topic is!
And, with each entry, guests can also participate in one mix three hours before the party in the same park and receive Disney PhotoPass unlimited digital downloads of all photographs taken during the party.
Here’s what you need to know about upcoming events!
Disneyland After Dark: The Night of Love
Sweethears night will take place during the day 1, 3, 8, 10 and 14 February 2022 at Disneyland Park with tickets on sale from December 9, 2021 not before 12:00 PT.
This year, the event will include:
- A Special themed fireworks show
- Projection effects at Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street, USA
- Jazz together aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat, among others live entertainment, including a Royal Dance and a dance party with a DJ
- Find the maximum dear Disney couples, and take selfies with your favorites
- Fun photography opportunities with romantic scenes from iconic Disney movies
- Lovely decor along with food and beverage offerings around the park
- Early entry to Disneyland Park from 5 p.m. no need to make a reservation at the theme park
Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite
Villains Nite will also return to Disney California Adventure Park for TWO nights March 8 and 10, 2022.
Tickets go on sale on January 11, 2022 and the event will include:
- El Calder, a handcrafted cabaret with a cast of virtuoso villains who show off their talent through song and dance
- Ursula’s Seaside Sing-a-Long, where you can find your voice and sing
- The Underworld Dance Party, which allows you to make a move at a cheeky DJ dance party at Hollywood Backlot
- Special photographic backgrounds, with scenes inspired by some favorite villains
- A little bit of Disney’s famous evil demons, or their minions – in special places around the park
- Speciality food and drink offerings
- Early entry to Disney California Adventure Park from 5 p.m. no need to make a reservation at the theme park
Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite
And finally, Star Wars Nite will be back at Disneyland Park May 3, 4, and 27, 2022 with Tickets will also go on sale on January 11, 2022.
And those who attend will be able to take advantage of:
- A Star Wars-themed fireworks show
- First Order March, with Captain Phasma and his elite Stormtroopers unit
- A Galactic dance party
- Sightings of several Star Wars characters throughout the afternoon
- Star Wars– themed attractions, usually with shorter waiting times
- Star Wars-thematic food and candy, merchandise, photo opportunities, and more
- Month, early entry to Disneyland Park from 6 p.m. no need to make a reservation at the theme park
In 2020, a variety of Villains Nites and Star Wars The nights were canceled as well Disney offers guests who have already purchased tickets the chance to exchange them for a 2022 event date.
Tan, now until January 8, 2022, Guests can contact Disneyland at (714) 300-7807 to choose your new date. Just keep in mind that tickets must be exchanged for the same theme and on May 27th Star Wars The night will have an additional rate.
Those who choose not to change their Disneyland After Dark 2020 ticket can call (714) 300-7807 for additional options.
So be sure to mark your calendar for when tickets go on sale for events coming back this year! Also, stay tuned to AllEars for more of the latest Disney news and updates!
Learn more about spending your night hours in the happiest place on earth without event tickets HERE!
Join the AllEars.net newsletter to stay up to date with ALL the breaking Disney news! You’ll also have access to tips, reviews, trivia, and MORE from AllEars! Click here to subscribe!
Will you be attending any of the Disneyland After Dark events in 2022? Let us know in the comments!