VIDEO: Spaceballs Troopers Visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for May the 4th

Shannen Ace

VIDEO: Spaceballs Troopers Visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for May the 4th

Shannen Ace

VIDEO: Spaceballs Troopers Visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for May the 4th

Two intrepid “Spaceballs” cosplayers visited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland dressed as the parody’s “ping pong” troopers for May the 4th on Thursday.

“Spaceballs” Troopers Visit Batuu

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The “Spaceballs” troopers visited Batuu, rode Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and then stopped by Sleeping Beauty Castle. Watch their TikTok video below.

While adults are usually prohibited from wearing cosplays and costumes to Disney Parks, they are allowed during events like Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite, which took place on May 2 and May 4, and will also happen on May 8 and 11.

Star Wars Month at Disneyland

Specialty “Star Wars” photo ops, merchandise, and experiences are available all month at Disneyland Resort. Hyperspace Mountain has returned, transforming Space Mountain into an adventure in a galaxy far, far away for a limited time.

Check out more of our Star Wars Month coverage below.

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite

At Disneyland After Dark: “Star Wars” Nite, where, guests will enjoy “the ultimate Star Wars extravaganza at an after-hours party packed with galactic fun.”

Event highlights include:

  • Early admission at 6:00 p.m. with no park reservation required
  • “Star Wars”: Celebrate the Nite Fireworks Show featuring iconic music from the films as a pyrotechnical spectacle illuminates the skies above Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Character experiences
  • Galactic Dance Party
  • Disney PhotoPass photographers taking guests’ pictures against event-themed backdrops
  • After-Hours access to attractions, including Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance with (usually) shorter wait times
  • Themed eats including sweet and savory menu options at select Disneyland Park locations
  • Themed merchandise, while supplies last
  • Event Keepsakes, including a commemorative credential and guide map as well as unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos taken during the party
  • Costumes allowed: dress up as your favorite “Star Wars” character

May the 4th

May 4 is considered Star Wars Day because “May the 4th” sounds like “May the Force (be with you).” It’s celebrated annually by “Star Wars” fans and now Disney and Lucasfilm. At Disney Parks, a collection of May the 4th merchandise is released each year.

Much of this year’s May the 4th collection was already released on shopDisney. A new limited edition Cal Kestis lightsaber hilt and a Dok-Ondar action figure are available on shopDsiney, too.

New Legacy Lightsaber hilts will reportedly arrive at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge throughout the month of May.

Carrie Fisher received a posthumous star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on Star Wars Day this year.

“Star Wars: Visions” volume 2 and “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” premiered on Disney+ on May the 4th.

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