Disneyland Star Wars Night 2024 Guide

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At Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite, you can celebrate your love of Star Wars at the the happiest place on Earth! In this 2024 guide to Star Wars Night at Disneyland, you’ll learn all about this after hours event at the Southern California theme park. From where to get lessons in using your lightsaber to which beloved Star Wars characters will be making an appearance, we’ve got you covered!

What is Star Wars Night at Disneyland After Dark?

Disneyland After Dark is a series of special nighttime events at Disneyland theme park. These events require a separate ticket; they are not included in park admission and are held after regular park hours are over. Other Disneyland After Dark nights throughout the year include Disney Channel Nite and Sweethearts’ Nite.

During Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite, you can enjoy special performances, food and activities all themed to Star Wars. It’s a chance to meet other people who share a love for the Star Wars movies and characters. And you’ll also get to ride some of your favorite Disneyland attractions!

When is Star Wars Night at Disneyland scheduled for?

Star Wars Nite takes place on the following dates, from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM:

  • April
    • 16th
    • 18th
    • 23rd
    • 25th
    • 30th
  • May
    • 2nd (sold out)
    • 7th
    • 9th

A neat thing about attending the Star Wars After Hours event is that you can actually arrive three hours early. So even if you don’t have Disneyland tickets for that day, you can enter the park at 6:00 PM. This gives you a chance to get in some of your favorite rides (or enjoy dinner in Disneyland) before the Star Wars festivities begin. And you won’t need to bother with making a theme park reservation if you’ll be entering at 6:00 PM.

How much are Disney Star Wars Night tickets?

The price of Star Wars Nite tickets depends on the date, but it’s either $159 or $169. Here are the dates still available at each price point:

  • $159
    • Tuesday, April 16
    • Tuesday, April 23
    • Tuesday, April 30
    • Tuesday, May 7
  • $169
    • Thursday, April 18
    • Thursday, April 25
    • Thursday, May 9

So basically, if you want to save money on Star Wars Night tickets, you should attend on Tuesday instead of Thursday.

What is included in a Star Wars Nite ticket?

With your ticket to Disney After Dark: Star Wars Nite, you’ll get not only admission but also special souvenir keepsakes, like a Star Wars Nite credential and event guide map. Plus, you get to enjoy unlimited digital downloads of all the Disney PhotoPass photos that are taken during the event. (We’ll talk a little more about photo opportunities later!)

Please note that parking is not included in your Star Wars Nite ticket.

How can I purchase tickets for Star Wars Night at Disneyland?

You can purchase Star Wars Nite tickets online here, through the Disneyland website.

Are kids allowed at Star Wars Nite?

Yes, Star Wars Nite is for both kids and adults. And children under the age of 3 years old don’t even need a ticket!

What happens on Star Wars Night at Disneyland?

There are a number of special Star Wars entertainment options, such as:

  • Lightsaber Instructional at the “it’s a small world” mall (Light and Dark side members welcome!)
  • March of the First Order Featuring Captain Phasma in Tomorrowland
  • Galactic DJ Party Zone on Main Street USA
  • Lightsaber Meet-Up with Rey at the Millennium Falcon
  • Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes band on the Rivers of America
  • Fans of the Force Costume Cavalcade (more about this cosplay showcase later!)

Can you meet Star Wars characters at Disneyland After Dark?

Yes, keep an eye out for sightings and experiences involving Star Wars characters, such as:

  • Darth Vader
  • Emperor Palpatine
  • Princess Leia
  • Kylo Ren
  • Ahsoka Tano
  • Luke Skywalker
  • The Mandalorian with Grogu
  • And more!

Plus, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be wearing special Star Wars-themed outfits.

Will there be photo opportunities with Star Wars-themed backdrops?

Yes! Remember when we mentioned Disney PhotoPass earlier? Well, Disney PhotoPass photographers can take your photo in front of specially themed Star Wars backdrops, like:

  • Mythosaur
  • Dark Side Photo Location
  • Light Side Photo Location
  • Han Solo in Carbonite
  • Bo-Katan’s Throne
  • Rebel Base
  • Jabba the Hutt
  • Emperor Palpatine’s Throne
  • Speeder Bikes
  • Boba Fett’s Throne

Are there any special Star Wars Nite food offerings?

Star Wars Nite features 20+ event exclusive treats! This includes:

  • Chocolate Funnel Cake (Stage Door Café in Frontierland)
  • Pineapple and Ube Crescent Sundae (The Tropical Hideaway in Adventureland)
  • Pork Belly Sisig-inspired Loaded Fries (Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland)
  • Street-style Elote Burger (Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country)
  • Crab Fritters (Royal Street Veranda in in New Orleans Square)

Please note that you can also enjoy specialty Star Wars food and beverages at Season of the Force at Disneyland. This takes place during regular park hours from April 5 to June 2. You can get discounted Disneyland tickets here.

What rides are open during Star Wars Night?

The rides available during Star Wars Night are subject to change but will most likely include a mix of Star Wars and non-Star Wars-themed attractions.

We do know that Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and Star Tours – The Adventures Continue will be open, though they are expected to close early during the event. Also, Disney has stated that Matterhorn Bobsleds will not be open during Star Wars Night.

If there is a ride that is a must do, we suggest arriving at 6:00 PM, as that is the earliest that you can enter the park that night. You’ll then have three hours to ride your favorite attractions before the official start of the event. Then, during the event, you could consider re-riding any favorite rides that are still open, depending on the wait times.

Does Genie Plus work for Star Wars Nite?

No, you cannot use Genie Plus during Star Wars Nite.

Is dressing up in a Star Wars costume permitted for Disneyland’s Star Wars Night?

Yes, guests of all ages can absolutely wear a costume at Star Wars Nite! There are a few restrictions, such as that the costume may not be offensive or obstructive. You can see those costume rules here (just scroll down to “Dressing for Special Events”).

If you do wear a Star Wars costume, then you can take part in a special cavalcade down Main Street USA! This march will be led by Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The Fans of the Force Costume Cavalcade will end in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, all lit up with galactic projections, where you can take part in a group photo.

Can I purchase Star Wars merchandise during the event?

Yes, special Star Wars merchandise will be available during Star Wars Nite! But if you just can’t wait until then, you can also shop for Star Wars merch on the Disney Store website.

Where should I stay during my Disneyland trip?

The Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian are great places to stay on a Disneyland vacation. These are official Disney hotels, and guests can walk to Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park, and Downtown Disney from the hotels.

While these hotels can unsurprisingly be very expensive, there are ways you can make your stay more affordable. We’ve discussed both 5 ways to save money on the Grand Californian as well as a way to save money on the Disneyland Hotel.