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May the Fourth: Disney Parks Prepare for Star Wars Day

Star Wars fans on both coasts can enjoy special Star Wars Day offerings at Disneyland (California) and Hollywood Studios (Florida)

For Star Wars fans, May 4 is a de facto holiday.

More significant than “Life Day,” but falling just shy of film and TV premieres each year, “May the Fourth be with you….” is a familiar refrain.

And, just like they have in pre-pandemic times, Disney is throwing open its doors, with memorable experiences to be had in Galaxy’s Edge East and West.

Battu East

On the East Coast, new photo experiences beckon fans back to Batuu.

“To celebrate, tomorrow Disney PhotoPass Service is launching four new photo opportunities in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!” wrote Disney’s Emily Southard. “We know not everyone can blast off to Batuu tomorrow, so these experiences will continue to be available after the celebration ends.” 

Some of those experiences include:

A Mandalorian style “bounty puck.” Image: DisneyParksBlog.
Deflecting a remote droid bolt. Image: DisneyParksBlog.
Borrow Mace Windu’s lightsaber for a photo after dusk. Image: DisneyParksBlog.
Dodge blasts from Boba Fett’s ship. Image: DisneyParksBlog.

Meanwhile, DisneyParksBlog.com explained there are even more surprises in store:

  • Encounter familiar friends or enjoy special enhancements around Batuu with more Magic Shots
  • Capture a Super Zoom Magic Shot video with a camera far, far away
  • Be AT-AT the center of the galaxy with a Tiny World Magic Shot (available near Star Tours – The Adventures Continue)
  • Interact with Grogu using a Disney PhotoPass Lens, available exclusively in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge through the My Disney Experience app with the purchase of Disney Genie+ service*

Batuu West

Then, Disneyland’s version of Galaxy’s Edge (and elsewhere in the park) across the country.

Space Mountain becomes Hyperspace Mountain. Image: DisneyParksBlog.

Gabriel Gilbaldi wrote, “In Tomorrowland, Hyperspace Mountain is back for a limited time through July 4! You can once again hurtle through hyperspace while dodging furious dogfights during this high-speed adventure… Captain Phasma and a detachment of Stormtroopers have returned for a limited time to patrol Tomorrowland, seeking out Resistance sympathizers and reinforcing the will of the First Order. Plus, stay tuned for new visitors approaching on the horizon.”

Meanwhile, Disney Parks Blog added:

Take Jabba’s phone on Tatooine. Image: Disney Parks Blog.

For a limited time, Tomorrowland showcases special photo spots celebrating the Disney+ original series’ set in the Star Wars galaxy. You can take your picture sitting on a replica of the palace throne from “The Book of Boba Fett.” Nearby, recreate the moment in season two of “The Mandalorian,” when Grogu connected with the Force at the ancient Jedi temple on Tython.

How do YOU celebrate May the 4th? Let us know in the comments below.

About Post Author

A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern University, John Bishop, became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com before the Boston Bruins 2006-07 NHL hockey season. While with the Black & Gold, “^BISH” traveled North America and Europe to cover the team's every move via laptop, blog, and smartphone. The co-author of two books, "Bygone Boston" and "Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins," John also covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the Bs 2011 Stanley Cup championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea, and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke, in central Massachusetts.

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