Just Announced: 2024 Disneyland After Dark Events!

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Disneyland After Dark Events

Hey Disney fans! Are you ready for some amazing evenings at Disneyland in 2024? Well, buckle up for an exciting journey because Disneyland is bringing back its much-loved “After Dark” events with more nights and more magic than ever before! From romantic evenings to nostalgic Disney Channel throwbacks, there’s something special for everyone. Let’s dive into what’s in store for you!

Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite

Dates: Jan. 23, 25, 30, Feb. 1, 6, 8, 12 & 14, 2024

Love is in the air at Disneyland Park! Whether you’re planning a date night, a fun outing with friends, or creating new family traditions, Sweethearts’ Nite is the perfect occasion. Imagine dancing with Disney princes and princesses, snapping photos in iconic Disney love scenes, and indulging in delicious treats like the shortbread cookie churro with strawberry cheesecake dipping sauce. It’s a night filled with romance, friendship, and unforgettable memories. Full list of experiences:

  • A royal cavalcade will make its way through Disneyland park, offering an enchanting gathering of some of Disney’s favorite royals, transported by equally splendid equines.
  • Near “it’s a small world,” dance along with princesses, princes, and Disney characters at the evening’s royal ball.
  • Stitch and Angel will host their very own dance party at the stage in Tomorrowland. Join them throughout the night to dance and sing to some awesome beats!
  • Throughout the park, unique photo backdrops will offer you an opportunity to step inside some of Disney’s iconic scenes of love and friendship, including “Lady and the Tramp,” “Tangled,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Aladdin,” and more.
  • Divine lighting, fabulous projections, and the music of Disney love songs create the ultimate atmosphere for romance, friendship, and family throughout the park.
  • Enjoy many sweet treats to indulge in and themed savory items available throughout the park, created especially for Sweethearts’ Nite. New offerings will include the shortbread cookie churro with strawberry cheesecake dipping sauce and the Café Daisy fried heart-shaped ravioli, plus some returning and reimagined favorites like the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe Chocolate & Strawberry-stuffed croissant. 
  • Plus, specialty menu items will also be available at Plaza Inn, Cafe Orleans, River Belle Terrace, and Carnation Café, subject to availability. Reservations are recommended and can be booked online soon. Keep your eyes on Disneyland.com/Dining.

Disneyland After Dark: Disney Channel Nite

Dates: Mar. 5 & 7, 2024

Get ready to step back in time with Disney Channel Nite! Relive your favorite Disney Channel moments with themed parties, character appearances, and special photo ops. Sing along at the “High School Musical” pep rally, dance your heart out at the “Phineas and Ferb” party, and test your Disney Channel knowledge with trivia challenges. It’s a nostalgic celebration that’ll make you feel like a kid again! Full list of experiences:

  • The “High School Musical” pep rally will take place through the streets of Disneyland park celebrating the songs from the beloved “High School Musical” franchise. 
  • The “Phineas and Ferb dance party at the stage in Tomorrowland will be a high-energy dance party, complete with a DJ and appearances by your favorite “Phineas and Ferb” characters! 
  • “Camp Rock” karaoke will allow you to sing your favorite songs, and The Ultimate Disney Channel Trivia Challenge will test true Disney Channel fans, all in the cozy atmosphere of The Golden Horseshoe.
  • “Descendants” at the Rivers of America will invite you to take a cruise on the Sailing Ship Columbia and enjoy music from the “Descendants” trilogy.  
  • Opportunities to step into imaginative photo backdrops representing favorite Disney Channel shows and movies, including “Lizzie McGuire,” “The Cheetah Girls,” “Teen Beach Movie” and more, will make you the star!
  • Enjoy specially-themed foods and snacks all evening long. A few items to expect are the mini banana burritos and tropical banana punch at Red Rose Taverne, plus chili cheese loaded nachos, and s’mores donut skewer from Café Daisy. Additionally, specialty dining packages will be available, too – more details coming to Disneyland.com, soon. 

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite

Dates: April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7 & 9, 2024

Star Wars fans, this one’s for you! Join us for an intergalactic adventure during the Season of the Force. With more nights than before, Star Wars Nite promises an out-of-this-world experience with special entertainment, character encounters, and themed activities. Stay tuned for more details!

Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite

Dates: June 18 & 20, 2024

Celebrate diversity and love at Pride Nite! After its successful debut, this colorful event returns with vibrant entertainment, unique photo opportunities, and a chance to party with some of your favorite Disney characters. It’s a night of joy, inclusivity, and Disney magic.

Tickets and More Info

Mark your calendars! Ticket sales for these magical nights start with a pre-sale for Magic Key holders on Dec. 12, 2023, followed by general sales on Dec. 14, 2023. Keep an eye on Disneyland.com for more details and to snag your tickets.

2024 at Disneyland is shaping up to be a year filled with unique experiences, cherished memories, and a whole lot of Disney magic. Whether you’re a Disney Channel fan, a Star Wars enthusiast, or just looking for a romantic night out, Disneyland After Dark has something special for you. Don’t miss out on these magical nights – start planning your visit now!

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I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!