Disneyland After Dark has returned in 2023 with a variety of uniquely-themed events that are sure to be a hit among guests. From Sweetheart “date nights” to Star Wars Night these specially-ticketed after hours events are filled with fun and exclusive opportunities. For the first time ever, fans of Disney Princesses were invited to attend Disneyland After Dark for the inaugural dates of Princess Nite! Occurring on March 7 and 9, 2023, guests entered the land of happily ever afters during Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite and strolled up Main Street U.S.A. which dazzled in shimmering projections and were delighted by all of the princess-themed activities that the night had to offer.
Princess Meet And Greets
It wouldn’t be Princess Nite without having the opportunity to meet your favorite glowing gals. Upon entering, guests received a brochure that listed the available princesses and their locations which was helpful for planning purposes. Then, they found Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse dressed in their princess gowns welcoming guests in from the Disneyland Train Station. Also available to meet were:
- Jasmine and Moana in Adventureland
- Tiana in New Orleans Square
- Princess Leia in Tomorrowland
- Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Elena of Avalor, Kida of Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Merida, Mulan, Princess Atta, Rapunzel, Raya, Sofia the First, and Snow White in Fantasyland
In addition to character sightings and meet and greets, guests were delighted by the appearance of Giselle from the movie Enchanted in a royal cavalcade. Rolling by in a horse-drawn carriage twice each hour, Giselle waved to guests as the song Ever Ever After played along Main Street U.S.A.
Music And Entertainment
Princess Nite allowed guests to dance to everyone’s favorite princess tunes! Soaring Melodies under the Skies, a live vocal concert featuring Disney Princesses, took place at three different times throughout the evening at Rivers of America. For a more upbeat and light-hearted party, guests visited a candy-themed dance party at Tomorrowland stage featuring Vanellope Von Schweetz! And if that wasn’t already enough, guests visited New Orleans Square to hear the undeniable, toe-tapping tunes of jazz music. In addition to all of these opportunities, select attractions were also open to all guests with very little wait time.
Guests of Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite received unlimited PhotoPass photos to document their enchanting evening! Special step-into-the-scene backdrops inspired by Disney Princess films were available across the park including Beauty and the Beast on Main Street, U.S.A. and an Agrabah Night Scene, inspired by the movie Aladdin, available in Frontierland. In Fantasyland, guests found Cinderella’s Crystal Coach and a scene from The Princess Diaries. Romantic scenes from Lady and the Tramp and The Little Mermaid were also present!
Princess Nite Snacks
To top off the perfect night of princesses, guests were able to purchase more than 20 new princess-themed snacks and drinks! Desserts like the Daydreamer Macaron and the Princess Trifle appeased those looking for a sweet treat. A Premium Cinderella coach popcorn bucket was also available at all popcorn stands. It was priced at $30, but it is surely a collector’s item and wonderful (reusable) souvenir from a royally ravishing event.
Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nites were a huge hit and we hope to see more events like this in the future. While Disneyland After Dark events last for four hours after park closing, guests with a valid ticket are allowed to enter the park beginning at 6:00PM. Thus far, dates for Disneyland After Dark have been released through May 2023 and we expect to hear about more opportunities to attend these themed events in the near future, so stay tuned to DVC Shop Blog for the latest information. Would you like to attend a Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite? Who would you like to encounter at this after hours party? Tell us in the comments below!
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