Disneyland Celebrates May the 4th, Star Wars Day, With Merchandise and Photo Ops

In honor of May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day, Space Mountain relaunched as Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland
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To Star Wars fans, May 4th means more than just the day before Cinco de Mayo. It is Star Wars Day and Disneyland set aside some special surprises for guests visiting the resort to celebrate the occasion.

In honor of May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day, Space Mountain relaunched as Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland

After a brief closure, Space Mountain once again re-emerged as Hyperspace Mountain. The indoor thrill ride now has a temporary Star Wars-themed overlay.

At around noon, the wait time was 55 minutes with Fastpass return times beginning at 5pm. The line would have been a lot longer, I imagine, if not for the uncomfortably hot weather. Here’s where the enclosed 2nd floor queue area will come in handy!

The merchandise sold for May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day, at Disneyland in 2018

Another impressively long line could be found at The Star Trader, where May the Fourth merchandise was available for purchase. The store had a themed shirt, a baseball cap, a travel mug, and a purse.

The Star Wars AT-AT popcorn bucket was a hit at Disneyland on May the Fourth also known as Star Wars Day

The AT-AT popcorn bucket, while not new nor exclusive to Star Wars Day, was still a popular item.

A trash compactor Photopass scene for guests to take pictures in during May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day, at Disneyland

A Hoth photopass scene for guests to take pictures in on May the Fourth 2018, also known as Star Wars Day, at Disneyland
This scene is intended to be inverted after being taken.

The area which used to be Tomorrowland’s Starcade was transformed into a hall containing two special Photopass spots. The first was the trash compactor from “A New Hope” and the second was the ice cave in Hoth from “The Empire Strikes Back.” With only a few signs outside alerting guests to this area’s existence, the line (in the early afternoon, at least) was very short.

Storm Troopers roamed Tomorrowland on May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day, at Disneyland A Storm Trooper interacting with guests on May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day, at Disneyland

Storm Troopers roamed Tomorrowland as they tend to do on most days but guests seemed more interested in interacting with them. For soldiers of a deadly empire, they are quite talkative fellows.

The wait times for the Light Side meet and greets at the Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland on May the Fourth 2018 also known as Star Wars Day The wait times for the Dark Side meet and greets at the Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland on May the Fourth 2018 also known as Star Wars Day

The Star Wars Launch Bay didn’t have anything new from what I could see (and still no new stock of those trading cards). However, it was more packed with people than I had ever experienced before. The character meet and greets are usually walk-ons but today was definitely not the case. Rey’s line was an hour long!

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Natalie Kipper

A native to Southern California, Natalie's first visit to Disneyland was on her second birthday and she has been going regularly ever since. If you are in the Parks, you will most likely find Natalie in line for the Haunted Mansion or scouring the Emporium for the latest Disney merchandise.
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