By: Elisabeth Haywood, Authorized Disney Vacation Planner with If You Can Dream It Travel
May the 4th has become an important day for Star Wars fans all over the world, and Disney is no exception. On this day, Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World and Disney's California Adventure both celebrate Star Wars Day with special events, merchandise, and experiences.
Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World:
At Hollywood Studios, Star Wars Day is celebrated with a range of special events and activities that bring the Star Wars universe to life. One of the highlights of the day is the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular, a nighttime fireworks show that features clips from the Star Wars films projected onto the Chinese Theater, along with music and pyrotechnics.
In addition to the fireworks show, Hollywood Studios offers guests the chance to meet some of their favorite Star Wars characters, including Chewbacca, BB-8, and Kylo Ren. There are also special Star Wars-themed photo opportunities throughout the park, allowing fans to capture the magic of the day.
For those looking to immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars, Hollywood Studios offers a range of experiences, including Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, which takes guests on a thrilling 3D tour of the Star Wars universe and Star Wars Galaxies Edge. Here guests are transported to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu. Here you can join the rebel alliance in Rise of the Resistance or fly the Millenium Falcon on Smuggler's Run.
Disney's California Adventure:
At Disney's California Adventure, Star Wars Day is celebrated with a variety of experiences that bring the Star Wars universe to life. One of the highlights of the day is the Hyperspace Mountain, a Star Wars-themed version of the classic Space Mountain ride. Guests can also meet some of their favorite Star Wars characters, including Chewbacca, Rey, and Darth Vader.
For those looking to experience more of the Star Wars universe, Disney's California Adventure offers the Star Wars Launch Bay, where guests can see props and costumes from the films and meet characters like BB-8 and Kylo Ren. There is also the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, a land that transports guests to the planet of Batuu, where they can ride the Millennium Falcon and join the Resistance or the First Order in an epic battle.
May the 4th is a special day for Star Wars fans, and both Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World and Disney's California Adventure offer unique experiences that celebrate the beloved franchise. From meeting favorite characters to experiencing thrilling attractions and shows, there is something for every Star Wars fan to enjoy on this special day. So, May the 4th be with you!
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