Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Family Walking Storm Troopers
  • On Mar 6, 2023
    Cathy from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I noticed there is a Star Wars After Dark Event on May 4th starting at 9:00 pm, which is sold out. If we were to visit Disneyland on the 4th, how would this event effect our day as a normal park guest? Does the park or certain areas close down early?

    Bright Suns, Cathy!

    Welcome to planDisney! It's great to hear that you're planning a visit to Disneyland around May 4th. I must compliment you on your research skills, because the Disneyland Resort does indeed close early on May 4th due to the Disneyland After Dark special event - Star Wars Nite

    This event is definitely something that fans of the franchise would love to attend, but don't worry if you weren't able to secure tickets as a regular park guest because you can definitely still enjoy the park on that day! Regular park hours end at 8pm on May 4th, and guests who have purchased a special ticket for this event may begin to enter the park starting at 6pm.

    It's worth noting that May the 4th is also recognized as "Star Wars Day" by many fans, so you might see some special merchandise and themed food offerings around the park. Additionally, there are always plenty of Star Wars attractions and experiences to enjoy at Disneyland, so you can still get your fix of the Force even without attending the After Dark event.

    If you still want to get in on some of the May 4th action, there are plenty of other things you can do around the park to celebrate. For example, you could visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, a themed land within Disneyland that transports you to the remote planet of Batuu. There, you can pilot the Millennium Falcon, build your own lightsaber, and even indulge in some unique Star Wars-themed food and drinks. Year-round, my favorite intergalactic treat is the Cold Brew Black Caf at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. I never leave the planet without one!

    One last tip, Cathy: Now that the Mandalorian and Grogu are regulars at this outpost, it's time to unleash your inner Boba Fett and take part in the thrilling Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters experience!

    I hope these tips and information were helpful, Cathy. With so much to see and do, you're sure to have a great time at Disneyland on May 4th, even without attending the After Dark event. If you have any other questions, please feel free to message me directly so that I can hit the hyperdrive and respond at lightspeed!

    May the Force Be With You,
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I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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