The Force is Strong With Princess Leia at Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite

At Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite one of the most popular characters to visit was Princess Leia of Alderaan. Joined by R2-D2, Princess Leia could be seen in her Star Wars: A New Hope outfit in front of Space Mountain with R2. The line opened sometime after 8:00 PM and by 8:30 PM there was already a line that would stretch out over 2 hours. By the time the event began at 9:00 PM, guests were being told the queue was closed and that the wait was most likely 3 hours long. The queue stretched down and back in the waiting space for the Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland.

Throughout the night Princess Leia met with guests who were delighted to see the Princess from Alderaan in Tomorrowland. Many could be heard commenting that they wished she was around more often, maybe in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge or even the entrance of Star Wars: Launch Bay where Darth Vader met with guests last year. Each guests was given the opportunity to get three pictures with Leia from Photopass and three on their own device.

Princess Leia invested time with each guest and made for many magical moments throughout the night. Guests who didn’t want to wait in line, or couldn’t wait in line, could still see her from outside the photo location. She also made her way to and from the location with R2-D2 with her hood covering her. Take a look here at an expanded video look at Princess Leia’s meet and greet at Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite and also photos as well.

The Daps Magic team was told around 8:00 PM that nobody would be allowed to queue before 8:30 PM. In reality, this ended up not happening. The team got in line at around 8:25 PM and met Princess Leia at approximately 10:40 PM. Keep this in mind if it attending the second Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite on March 9, 2023.

The team did agree after meeting Leia that she was definitely worth the wait and it was one of the most magical moments of the night. As with all things, however, everything is about perspective and the value someone places on the experience. The Daps Magic team’s experience and value of that experience might be different than others. Remember it is possible to walk up and see her from outside the photo area. Also remember that the cast members are doing their absolute best to help as many people visit Princess Leia and R2-D2 as possible. All of the cast members helping with this were absolutely incredible, kind, and shared lots of smiles throughout the night. They also could be seen helping with cameras and phones to get photos and videos of the interactions.

Getting to meet Princess Leia at Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite is just one of many possible character interactions to be had at this event. Check out Daps Magic’s Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite character guide for the event to see where all the other characters were located.

Getting to see and meet Princess Leia was an incredible experience. Hopefully the popularity shows the powers that be that the Force is strong Princess Leia and she should make more appearances in the future! What do you think about Princess Leia coming to Disneyland for Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite? Did you attend this event? Did you meet her? Did you see her? Would you like to? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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