The Force is Strong as Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Kicks off Month of Star Wars Celebrations at Disneyland Resort

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, the first Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite was hosted at Disneyland. This after-hours hard-ticket event gives Star Wars fans four hours in the park to celebrate Star Wars. Many of the tickets for the event had been sold two years ago when it originally was supposed to happen.

The event includes a host of Star Wars characters, photo opportunities, food, merchandise, and also entertainment. Star Wars music is also played throughout the park and in many places projections are found bringing Star Wars into the park in another immersive way. It begins at 9:00 PM and continues until 1:00 AM. Attendees have access to the offerings of the night along with attractions in the park. Attendance also includes free photos from Disney PhotoPass.

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Entertainment & Characters

The night was packed with Star Wars offerings and it would be nigh impossible to experience everything. Highlights of the night included Star Wars: Celebrate the Nite Fireworks Show, the Lightsaber Meetup with Rey in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the March of the First Order with Captain Phasma, the arrival of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and Darth Maul in Tomorrowland, and also the arrival of Ahsoka Tano in Tomorrowland for one set.

There were plenty of other highlights to experience as well. Jawas and Tusken Raiders were on hand meeting guests in Fantasyland. Guests should be careful as Jawas are known for their tricks? Some favorite droids could be found in Fantasyland and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Also in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Rey, Chewbacca, and Vi Moradi were evading Kylo Ren and his stormtroopers. Tomorrowland had Zam Wesell up on the second floor of Star Wars Launch Bay. Captain Rex, Sabine, Ezra, and the Seventh Sister could be found in Town Square throughout the night as well. Over in Critter Country, the Ewoks were being as adorable as ever as they met with guests. The Cantina Band was also performing throughout the night aboard a raft on the Rivers of America. And if all of that weren’t enough, Mickey and Minnie were dressed with inspiration from their favorite droids!

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Photo Ops

Along with the plethora of characters to be found at Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite. There were also quite a few photo opportunities to experience. Some of these were pretty epic. The most impressive was Jabba the Hutt!

  • The Tiefighter
  • Speeder Bikes
  • Facing Off with a Wampa
  • Jakuu
  • Rebel Base
  • Trash Compactor
  • Mythosaur Skull
  • Jabba the Hutt
  • Sarlacc Pitt

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Food

Along with photo ops, there was also a lot of food to experience. One could spend the entire night going on a galactic culinary adventure if one chose.

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Merchandise

There was also merchandise that was released during the event. Some of these were in celebration of Black Spire Day (May 4) and others were Limited Edition. As seen below, the shirts were each $36.99. The pins and mug were $19.99.

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Videos

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Tips

For those who are going to visit Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite, there are a couple of things that should be noted. Make sure to check out the costume guidelines for the night so that you can make sure you can enter and not have to return part of your outfit to the car. Also, make sure and decide what is important to experience at the beginning of the night. Lines can be lengthy and it really is hard to do EVERYTHING. Pick what is important during the mix-in time (which starts at 6:00 PM) to avoid getting overwhelmed. With the plan, have the flexibility and a good sense of humor as well. Things don’t always go according to plan so just roll with it and make whatever adventure comes along as fun as possible! These tips really are accurate for just about any Disneyland After Dark event. This event, in particular, has a ton to do and people have things they REALLY love from the Star Wars universe so it is good to keep them in mind.

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Magic Key Holder Gift

Magic Key holders at Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite had the option to get a free gift in the form of a button. All that was needed was to have a valid Magic Key scanned to receive the button. Each Star Wars Nite has a unique button that is being offered. The gift was offered at the entrance to Pixie Hollow.

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite & Star Wars Celebrations at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite is sold out and being offered on May 3, May 4, and May 27th at Disneyland. It is a part of a month-long celebration of Star Wars at the Disneyland Resort that also includes Star Wars Celebration at the nearby Anaheim Convention Center.

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite is really the event that Star Wars fans won’t want to miss. The characters are great, the entertainment is a blast, the photo ops are incredible, and perhaps most importantly, the guests and cast members at the event are all showing off their love of Star Wars. This gives the event a vibe that really is awesome. It’s not every day one can walk down Main Street, USA, and see Jedi, Sith, Inquisitors, members of the First Order, and Bounty Hunters all enjoying themselves together. It is fun to see everyone come together to share a mutual love of Star Wars.

What do you think of Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite? What is your favorite thing that is offered? If you attended the event, what did you think of it? What was your favorite experience? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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