Disney has introduced the lineup and dates of 2024 Disneyland After Darkish events! Returning are Star Wars and Pleasure Nites, joined by the first-ever Disney Channel evening as a part of the favored post-park closing arduous ticket occasions. This shares particulars and presents commentary about these arduous ticket occasions in California.
In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Disneyland After Darkish events are limited-time events that happen after common park hours and have distinctive themes, festivities, character meet & greets, particular nighttime leisure, entry to points of interest with diminished wait occasions, and extra. It’s the Disneyland equal of After Hours at Walt Disney World, albeit sometimes with extra on the thematic entrance.
With every separately-ticketed Disneyland After Darkish celebration, attendees get 4 hours of celebration time after the parks near day company. Plus, there’s a 3-hour pre-party mix-in on the similar park because the occasion. That quantities to a complete of seven hours park time, minus nonetheless lengthy it takes to examine into the occasion.
The discharge of those Disneyland After Darkish themes and dates follows Disney releasing the Full 2024 Calendar of Occasions at Disneyland, which incorporates seasonal occasions that’ll run concurrent with these events, together with Season of the Power and Pixar Fest. So attendees can get pleasure from these choices through the mix-in hours, adopted by the event-exclusive leisure (and many others.) throughout Disneyland After Darkish.
Along with all of the themed enjoyable dropped at life only for the celebration, admission additionally consists of commemorative keepsakes equivalent to a memento credential and an occasion information map, plus limitless digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass pictures taken all through Disneyland After Darkish, which is a pleasant since rather a lot about these occasions revolves round pictures and enjoyable.
Right here’s the 2024 Disneyland After Darkish lineup:
Disneyland After Darkish: Sweethearts’ Nite
Disneyland After Darkish: Sweethearts’ Nite celebrates the love throughout us on eight completely different nights in Disneyland. Plan a dreamy rendez-vous, besties evening, or begin a household custom at these sensational soirées. Listed below are the Disneyland After Darkish: Sweethearts’ Nite celebration dates:
- January 23, 2024
- January 25, 2024
- January 30, 2024
- February 1, 2024
- February 6, 2024
- February 8, 2024
- February 12, 2024
- February 14, 2024
Sweethearts’ Nite will embrace many heartwarming choices:
- A royal cavalcade will make its manner by Disneyland park, providing a fascinating gathering of a few of Disney’s favourite royals, transported by equally splendid equines.
- Close to “it’s a small world,” dance together with princesses, princes and Disney characters on the night’s royal ball.
- Sew and Angel will host their very personal dance celebration on the stage in Tomorrowland. Be part of them all through the evening to bop and sing to some superior beats!
- All through the park, distinctive photograph backdrops will supply you a chance to step inside a few of Disney’s iconic scenes of affection and friendship, together with “Woman and the Tramp,” “Tangled,” “Sleeping Magnificence,” “Aladdin,” and extra.
- Divine lighting, fabulous projections and the music of Disney love songs create the last word environment for love, friendship and household all through the park.
- Get pleasure from many candy treats to bask in and themed savory gadgets obtainable all through the park, created particularly for Sweethearts’ Nite. New choices will embrace the shortbread cookie churro with strawberry cheesecake dipping sauce and the Café Daisy fried heart-shaped ravioli, plus some returning and reimagined favorites just like the Jolly Vacation Bakery Cafe Chocolate & Strawberry-stuffed croissant.
- Plus, specialty menu gadgets will even be obtainable at Plaza Inn, Cafe Orleans, River Belle Terrace and Carnation Café, topic to availability. Reservations are really useful and may be booked on-line quickly.
A restricted variety of Disneyland After Darkish: Sweethearts’ Nite tickets will go on pre-sale for Magic Key holders starting December 12, 2023 (no sooner than 9 a.m. PT) on Disneyland.com.
On December 14, 2023 (no sooner than 9 a.m. PT), tickets will go on sale to most people and are topic to availability.
Disneyland After Darkish: Disney Channel Nite
Prepare for this all-new, nostalgic celebration as Disneyland After Darkish: Disney Channel Nite involves life, highlighting themed choices from favourite Disney Channel exhibits throughout numerous eras of programming with incredible music, memorable characters, high-energy events, distinctive photograph alternatives, and extra!
Disneyland After Darkish: Disney Channel Nite will likely be held March 5 & 7, 2024, at Disneyland. Be part of within the enjoyable with fellow Disney Channel followers with nice choices together with:
- The “Excessive College Musical” pep rally will happen by the streets of Disneyland park celebrating the songs from the beloved “Excessive College Musical” franchise.
- The “Phineas and Ferb” dance celebration on the stage in Tomorrowland will likely be a high-energy dance celebration, full with a DJ and appearances by your favourite “Phineas and Ferb” characters!
- “Camp Rock” karaoke will help you sing favourite songs, and The Final Disney Channel Trivia Problem will check true Disney Channel followers, all within the cozy environment of The Golden Horseshoe.
- “Descendants” at the Rivers of America will invite you to take a cruise on the Crusing Ship Columbia and luxuriate in music from the “Descendants” trilogy.
- Alternatives to step into imaginative photograph backdrops representing favourite Disney Channel exhibits and flicks, together with “Lizzie McGuire,” “The Cheetah Ladies,” “Teen Seaside Film” and extra, will make you the star!
- Get pleasure from specifically themed meals and snacks all night lengthy. Just a few gadgets to count on are the mini banana burritos and tropical banana punch at Purple Rose Taverne, plus chili cheese loaded nachos, and s’mores donut skewer from Café Daisy. Moreover, specialty eating packages will likely be obtainable, too – extra particulars coming to Disneyland.com, quickly.
A restricted variety of Disneyland After Darkish: Disney Channel Nite tickets will go on pre-sale for Magic Key holders starting December 12, 2023 (no sooner than 9 a.m. PT) on Disneyland.com.
On December 14, 2023 (no sooner than 9 a.m. PT), tickets will go on sale to most people and are topic to availability.
Disneyland After Darkish: Star Wars Nite
Star Wars Nites are again, with extra nights than ever earlier than! Put together to launch your course for a galactic journey like no different. Disneyland After Darkish: Star Wars Nites will happen throughout Season of the Power, taking place at Disneyland park from April 5 to June 2, 2024.
Listed below are Disneyland After Darkish: Star Wars Nite celebration dates:
- April 16, 2024
- April 18, 2024
- April 23, 2024
- April 25, 2024
- April 30, 2024
- Could 2, 2024
- Could 7, 2024
- Could 9, 2024
On sale dates and extra particulars for Disneyland After Darkish: Star Wars Nite haven’t but been introduced. Final 12 months, highlights included the next:
- A tremendous pyrotechnical spectacle that may illuminate the skies with the “Star Wars: Rejoice the Nite” fireworks present illuminating the skies above Disneyland. This pyrotechnic spectacle is ready to the highly effective music of Star Wars movies.
- Captain Phasma and Stormtroopers through the March of the First Order in Tomorrowland, as they seek for a Resistance spy.
- Encounter vacationers throughout the galaxy like Tusken Raiders and Jawas.
- Get able to grasp a lightsaber! Attend the Lightsaber Tutorial demonstration, the place you’ll be taught to deal with a lightsaber by a sequence of elite strikes, certain to carry out your interior Jedi!
- Image your self in dynamic photograph backdrops that includes a number of the galaxy’s favourite heroes and villains, captured by Disney PhotoPass photographers on the celebration.
- Themed snacks equivalent to galactic churros
We’d count on a few of that to remain the identical, and a few to be completely different. Even with Hyperspace Mountain returning, our hope is that extra occurs in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. As Disney will get increasingly more snug with bending the principles on Batuu, that’s potential. It’s additionally doubtless new characters from Disney+ and past will seem.
Disneyland After Darkish: Pleasure Nite
Final 12 months, Disneyland After Darkish: Pleasure Nite got here to life for the very first time, and it’s again in 2024 with leisure, colourful characters, photograph opps and extra on two spectacular evenings on June 18 & 20, 2024 at Disneyland.
Keep tuned for on-sale dates and extra particulars for Disneyland After Darkish: Pleasure Nite within the coming months.
Final 12 months’s highlights for Pleasure Nite included the next:
- Rejoice on the Pleasure Nite Cavalcade that includes Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle, Donald, Daisy and Goofy wearing particular apparel as they make their manner by the center of Disneyland park down Major Avenue, U.S.A.!
- Be part of Sew on the Ohana Dance Celebration at Tomorrowland Terrace, the place a DJ will likely be spinning nice tunes with joyful power at a dance celebration that celebrates “ohana” – household!
- The Pleasure Nite Dance Membership will come alive alongside the Rivers of America, inviting everybody to bop and luxuriate in music underneath the celebs.
- Kick up your heels with nation line dancing on the Golden Horseshoe!
- Image your self in enjoyable photograph backdrops with inspirational messages or Disney characters
- Savory snacks and sweets specifically made for the celebration
Once more, count on a few of that to alter and a few to remain the identical.
Turning to commentary, there are a few surprises right here–but it surely’s largely what we anticipated. I’ll begin by admitting that after I first noticed the press launch about this, I misinterpret it and thought we have been lastly getting a Disney Afternoon Nite, which might’ve been a “shut up and take my cash” dream state of affairs for us. As I’ve written repeatedly, I’d be prepared to overpay for tickets to a 90s Nite that leans closely into nostalgia for the Disney Afternoon and presents substantive leisure from that period.
Then I noticed that it’s truly Disney Channel. Then I learn the exhibits, films, and characters it’ll function. Oh. Whereas I’m personally dissatisfied, I can’t knock the idea. There are a ton of people that love all issues Disney Channel, and I’m completely satisfied for them that they’re getting an occasion proper up their alley!
Not all the things must be squarely aimed toward me–I believe I’m only a few years too outdated to be the audience for this one. Nonetheless, it’s good to see a celebration like this. Actually! I’m betting it’ll be an enormous hit. (And hopefully that will imply Disney Afternoon is subsequent. See? I’m enjoying the lengthy sport!) My largest shock is that it’s solely two nights.
Actually, the most important shock to me that Disney Channel and Pleasure Nite every solely have two dates. The latter certain appeared prefer it was a large success final 12 months, and I absolutely anticipated to see (at the least) a half-dozen Pleasure Nite events this 12 months in consequence.
Actually, if the dates have been initially of June 2024 as a substitute of late within the month, I’d’ve speculated right here that they have been presumably testing the waters and deliberate so as to add extra dates ‘by widespread demand’ if tickets bought properly. And I suppose that might nonetheless occur, but it surely appears unlikely with the events taking place later in June.
However I realized a very long time in the past that it’s a idiot’s errand making an attempt to make sense of the Disneyland After Darkish schedule. A few years in the past, once they scheduled extra Grad Nite Reunion events than the rest–after which had bother promoting tickets–cemented that for me. I’m certain there’s some methodology to the insanity, however generally it appears as if Disneyland simply type of does what it desires with these events. Like there’s one chief who’s actually passionate about Sweethearts’ Nite, in order that one retains coming again with loads of dates.
In the end, that’s about all now we have to say in regards to the 2024 Disneyland After Darkish lineup. We had already made the choice to attend one, with a brand new and thrilling idea having prime precedence, adopted by no matter could be most bloggable. I had hoped that may be 80s or 90s Nite, however assumed it’d imply Pleasure Nite. In actuality, seems prefer it’ll in all probability be Star Wars Nite. Right here’s hoping that finally ends up being considerably completely different this 12 months for Season of the Power!
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Are you excited for the lineup of Disneyland After Darkish in 2024? Excited or dissatisfied in regards to the occasion themes? Which of those “Nites” do you assume seems prefer it has one of the best lineup? Does Disney Channel Nite look interesting to you, or would you favor 80s/90s/Disney Afternoon Nite? Do you agree or disagree with our evaluation? Any questions? Listening to your suggestions–even whenever you disagree with us–is each fascinating to us and useful to different readers, so please share your ideas under within the feedback!