2023 Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite Guide

This year’s Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite at Disneyland is being offered on more nights than ever. At this point, all of these Valentine’s Day parties at night have been sold out. For those who were able to secure tickets to these parties, however, there is a lot to experience! Daps Magic attending the first night of this event to collect as much information as possible to share with our readers. Below is a guide to the evening that will help those who are attending be ready for their big night! Daps Magic has also already posted guides on the live entertainment offerings and where to find Disney Characters at Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite. Below is a comprehensive look at the 2023 Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite.

2023 Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite Guide


Sweethearts’ Nite Fireworks – 9:35 PM in the Skies Above Fantasyland

Specifics about where to find the live entertainment offerings can be found on Daps Magic’s Live Entertainment Guide For 2023 Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite.

The Royal Ball

it’s a small world – Fantasyland

  • 9:00 PM
  • 10:00 PM
  • 11:15 PM
  • 12:15 AM

Little Scotty’s String Band

Critter Country

  • 9:00 PM
  • 10:00 PM
  • 11:00 PM
  • 12:15 AM

Polynesian Trio


  • 9:00 PM
  • 10:15 PM
  • 11:15 PM
  • 12:15 AM

Moonlight Jazz Cruise


  • Sailing the Rivers of America throughout the evening.

Character Encounters & Photo Opportunities

Disney Character Encounters

Disney character encounters can be found throughout Disneyland. For specifics, check out Daps Magic’s Disney Character Guide For 2023 Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite. Here is the overview of the Disney character encounters:

Main Street, USA
  • Donald Duck and Daisy Duck
  • Mary Poppins and Bert
  • Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

  • Chip ‘n’ Dale and Clarice

New Orleans Square
  • Bernard and Bianca
  • Princess Tiana & Prince Naveen

  • Belle and The Beast
  • Esmeralda and Phoebus
  • Gaston
  • Meg and Hercules
  • Mulan and Shang
  • Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip
  • Snow White and The Prince

Critter Country
  • Be My Valentine

  • Stitch and Angel

Photo Opportunities

Main Street, USA
  • Mary Poppins Penguins
  • Lady and the Tramp

  • Aladdin
  • Cinderella Coach
  • Luca
  • Romantic Castle
  • Tangled
  • Wall-E
  • Wishing Well

New Orleans Square
  • The Aristocats
  • “Together Forever” Tombstones

Critter Country
  • The princess and the Frog Storybook

  • The Little Mermaid

Sweet Eats

Main Street, USA
  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
    • Strawberry Shortcake Sundae
  • Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
    • Chocolate Strawberr-stuffed Croissant
    • Cherry Tree Lane
    • Waffle-e Cute Monte
    • Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake
  • Refreshment Corner
    • Kiss-tachio Raspberry Pretzel
  • Plaza Inn
    • Lady and the Tramp-inspired Dinner for Two
    • Peach-Blood Orange Spritz

  • Red Rose Taverne
    • Croque Monsieur Sandwich
    • Frozen Strawberry Tea
  • Fantasyland & it’s a small world Churro Carts
    • Strawberry Churro with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

New Orleans Square
  • Harbour Galley
    • Fresh-baked Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Fruity Cereal Milk
  • New Orleans Square Churro Cart
    • Chocolate & Strawberry Churro
  • French Market
    • Heart-shaped Beef Short Rib Ravioli
  • Mint Julep Bar
    • Heart-shaped Beignets dusted with White Chocolate Powder
    • Berry Compote Dipping Sauce
  • Cafe Orleans*
    • Prix-Fixe Menu with choice of:
      • Appetizer
        • Sausage & Potato Leek Soup – Credit – Panzanella Salad
      • Entree
        • Chicken & Pork Pappardelle – Braised Short Rib Ravioli – Crab Gnocchi – Trofie Pesto Pasta – Spaghetti with Marinara – Mac & Cheese – Gnocchi with Pepper Cream Sauce
      • Dessert
        • Passion Fruite Lemon Meringue Tart – Creme Brûlée

*Reservations not required. Check at the podium for availability.

Critter Country
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant
    • Bear-ia Loaded Steak Fries
    • Tres Leches Mini Funnel Cake for Two
    • Frozen Strawberry Tea
  • Critter Country Churro Cart
    • Chocolate & Strawberry Churro

  • Galactic Grill
    • Planetary Land & Seas Loaded Fries
    • Raspberry Sorbet Sparkling Punch
    • Frozen Strawberry Tea
  • Tomorrowland Churro Cart
    • Strawberry Cheesecake Churro
  • Tomorrowland Pretzel Cart
    • Kiss-tachio Raspberry pretzel

Magic Key Keepsake

Stop by the Magic Key destination at Star Wars Launch Bay, for a special valentine keepsake. Magic Key holder must be present. Limit one per Magic Key holder, while supplies last. Valid Disneyland Resort Magic Key pass and valid event wristband is required.

Special Event Merchandise

Special event merchandise is offered at The Star Trader, Emporium and Disney Showcase. There is also special Pandora offerings at La Mascarade d’Orleans. There are limited quantities of the special event merchandise and a limited of 2 per item per Guest.

Disney PhotoPass

Disney PhotoPass is included as part of the price of Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite for pictures taken during the event. To utilize Disney PhotoPass:

  1. Take a photo with a Disney PhotoPass Photographer
  2. Have the PhotoPass photographer scan the QR code on the event wristband
  3. Link the photos to Disneyland app with the QR code on the wristband or 16-character Disney PhotoPass ID found on a Disney PhotoPass Card or wristband.
  4. Download photos from the Disneyland App or by logging into Disneyland.com/Photopass.


Transportation to and from Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals via the trams will be operating until 2:00 AM. Toy Story Parking lot shuttles will also be transporting guests until 2:00 AM.

2023 Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite Videos & Coverage

The Daps Magic team was on hand for the first night of the 2023 Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite events. Below are both videos and Daps Magic’s coverage and guides of the 2023 Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ nites.

Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite Coverage & Guides

Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite Videos

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