Disneyland will double the number of time-limited out-of-hours activities in 2022 as late-night parties associated with Valentine’s Day, Disney villains and Star Wars return to Anaheim Theme Park after a lengthy coronavirus closure disrupted schedule in 2020 and 2021 years.
Sweethearts’ Nite will take place on February 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th and 14th at Disneyland. Villains Nite will take place on March 8th and 10th at Disney California Adventure. Star Wars Nite will take place on May 3, 4 and 27 at Disneyland.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 9th for the Sweethearts events and January 11th for the Villains and Star Wars events.
Disneyland will increase the number of off-hours parties from five in 2020 to 10 in 2022. By 2022, Disneyland had doubled the number of villain parties, more than doubled the number of sweethearts, and tripled the number of Star Wars.
So far, Disneyland hasn’t brought back the 80s Nite and Pixar Nite from 2020. Villains Nite will move from April 2020 to March 2022, taking over the slot that Pixar Nite once held. Star Wars Nite is postponing from October 2020 to dates around May 4th, the unofficial commemoration day of the space opera saga.
Selected Disneyland After Dark entrance events offer special nightly entertainment, character encounters, and reduced wait times for limited seating parties outside of office hours.
Party goers can interact with daily attendees three hours before the event, which lasts another four hours. The Mix-in Sweethearts’ Nite and Villains Nite starts at 5:00 pm and the Mix-in Star Wars Nite starts at 6:00 pm.
Sweetheart Nites will feature Valentine’s Day fireworks and projection shows, photo shoots with couples of Disney characters, jazz music on the Mark Twain riverboat, DJ dance party and the Royal Ball.
Villains Nites will include a cabaret song and dance show called The Cauldron, Ursula’s Seaside Sing-a-long, an Underworld DJ dance party in the backyard of Hollywood Land Studios, and photo shoots with Disney villains and their henchmen.
Star Wars Nites will feature fireworks celebrating a galaxy far, far away, the First Order March with Captain Phasma and her elite stormtroopers, photo shoots with Star Wars characters, and a Galactic DJ dance party.
Ticket prices for Disneyland After Dark events with private entrance start at $ 114 for Lovers ‘Night, $ 119 for Villains’ Night and $ 134 for Star Wars.
Disneyland was forced to cancel April 2020 Villains Night and October 2020 Star Wars Night, as well as all Disneyland After Dark events in 2021 due to the closure of parks due to the coronavirus. Previously purchased tickets for Villains Nite or Star Wars Nite events in 2020 can be redeemed for the same events in 2022.