Disneyland After Dark Event – Sweethearts Nite – Is it worth it?

I got to celebrate the sweetest night at Disneyland park! If you are wondering, what exactly is an after dark party? Is it fun? More importantly is it worth it? I’ll answer all of that for you here. Let’s get started.


What is it? 

It’s a party that happens after park closing. You’ll be able to enjoy special dining offerings, entertainment, photo ops, rare character meet and greets, complimentary keepsakes, event merchandise, low park attraction wait times, dancing, fun decor and more.

How do I get tickets?

Keep an eye out on Disney Parks Blog for any special announcements on these ticketed events. I’ll also post in my stories or on my page when tickets are released. Tickets can be purchased on the Disneyland website.

If I’m an AP member do I have to purchase a ticket?

Yes, you will still need to purchase an event ticket even if you are an AP holder. AP’s do, however, get priority access to early ticket sales.

Event Details:

  • Party begins at 9PM to 1AM.
  • You will be granted access into the park three hours prior to the party start time.
  • You get to dress up themed to the party.

Pros – 

  • Low wait times to ride your favorite attractions
  • Fun photo ops
  • Cool merchandise
  • Amazing rare character meet and greets
  • Entertainment

Cons – 

  • Long wait times for photo ops


When you walk in, you will be given a lanyard and your event guide.


AP holders are given a complimentary button. These are given out at Starcade in Tomorrowland.


Very fun and cute photo ops available throughout the parks. This is a pro if you can get a picture in and a con because wait times are very, very long.


One of my favorite parts about the after dark events are the fun, rare character meet and greets!


Another favorite of mine is the entertainment. As you can see by these fun videos, I got to dance with Jasmine and Aladdin. When can you do that? This was a highlight of the night for me!


The special decorations/projections that can be seen throughout the parks is a special thing to see.


Overall, is it worth it? In my opinion YES! If you want to see rare characters, enjoy fun entertainment, low attraction wait times, and just have a fun time YES, YES, YES! Is this a must do? I would say try one party at least. Pick your favorite theme/event and go to one. Honestly, I had a blast. This was my first after dark party and honestly I will be going to more in the future for sure.

As always, thank you for stopping by.



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