May the 4th is traditionally recognized as Star Wars Day with the month of May being a celebration of all that is Star Wars. Ahead of the arrival of this month of Star Wars, Disney has given a look at the different ways the month will be a celebration of Star Wars both in the parks, Disney Cruise Line, with products, and experiences! Take a look below at the ways that Disney is celebrating Star Wars here:
Star Wars Month at Disneyland Resort
Star Wars Month returns to Disneyland Resort from May 1 to June 4, 2023, bringing epic adventures, exciting flavors and more to Disneyland park and beyond. In Tomorrowland, hurtle through hyperspace while dodging furious dogfights on Hyperspace Mountain, returning for a limited time. Visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where you can equip yourself with Star Wars-themed apparel and collectibles, taste cuisine from across the galaxy and perhaps encounter some familiar faces including R2-D2, Chewbacca or the Mandalorian and Grogu. Guests who choose to purchase Disney Genie+ service can also try out Disney PhotoPass Lenses, featuring a new lens that allows you to customize your own Mandalorian helmet and armor.* Jet over to the Downtown Disney District to strike a pose with a photo opportunity inspired by the Disney Junior original series “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” and visit Star Wars Trading Post, an immersive shopping destination. Guests staying at the hotels of the Disneyland Resort can continue the celebration with movie nights featuring favorite Star Wars saga films on select nights in May. For more information on how you can become one with the Force during Star Wars Month at Disneyland Resort, check out the upcoming May the 4th Merchandise Guide, May the 4th Foodie Guide and Disneyland.com.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort
At Walt Disney World Resort, you can experience the Wonder of Star Wars aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a first-of-its-kind immersive adventure that allows you to become the hero of your own Star Wars story. During this two-night experience, you will board the Halcyonstarcruiser and begin your adventure. Your choices determine your personal stories as you interact with characters, crew and other passengers, becoming part of the action and the broader Star Wars saga. While aboard, you can relax in well-appointed cabins featuring your very own viewport into space, enjoy exquisite dining and out-of-this-world entertainment, explore the ship in search of hidden secrets and experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in new ways.
Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge on Disney Cruise Line
For the first time on a Disney ship, guests can embark on a space-jumping tour of the Star Wars galaxy at Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, styled as a high-end bar in a luxurious yacht-class spaceship. This richly themed, immersive experience is reserved for adults every evening, offering interactive tasting experiences and signature beverages inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Only aboard the Disney Wish, the venue’s sleek interior design and metallic detailing evoke a lavish starcruiser similar to Dryden Vos’ ship in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” While guests sip their galactic concoctions, this space-faring voyage transports them to iconic locations from the eras of the Republic, Empire and First Order, jumping from one location to another via hyperspace.
Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland Paris
Launch yourself into Star Wars: Hyperspace Mountain for a thrilling journey through the galaxy. The Rebel Alliance needs your help! Your mission – pilot a reconnaissance vessel and spy on an Imperial Star Destroyer. With a frenzy of red and green blaster fire, the wicked whirr of TIE fighters and a stunning Star Wars score, Star Wars: Hyperspace Mountain is a jaw-dropping experience fit for the most fervent followers of the Force.
Star Traders at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Visit Star Traders in Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort for Star Wars-themed merchandise. At this store, you can choose your own destiny by making your own lightsaber, customizable with 19 components.
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Tokyo Disney Resort
Board a Starspeeder 1000 and prepare for takeoff! Featuring a flight simulator, digital 3D video, Audio-Animatronics characters and “in-cockpit” special effects and music, this attraction immerses you in the Star Wars mythology for an unforgettable intergalactic adventure. With countless destinations included, you never know where you’ll go or who you may encounter along the way!
Star Wars Products
Star Wars fans can get their hands on new collectibles from Disney Parks throughout the month of May, including recently released new pieces that guests can use while building a lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. While visiting Batuu, be sure to check out all the new accessories, including a Lightsaber stand, attachable kyber crystal holders, and more. Plus, new Legacy Lightsaber collectible hilts will be available at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Disney Parks and on shopDisney beginning May 4 and throughout the month of May. There’s also a lot of exciting new apparel coming to Disney Parks and shopDisney, including the Star Wars Meet the ’90s Collection, available now. For those who wish to walk the way of the Mandalorians, try the Star Wars: The Mandalorian Voice Changing Mask, available now on shopDisney.
Bring your favorite Star Wars characters with you wherever you go with new watches from Citizen. The Luke Skywalker Watch features a blue dial and bezel, and a rugged brown leather strap. Design elements include an X-wing starfighter and inspiration from light vs. dark duel scenes. Intricate luminous details, pushers that feature the colors of light side lightsabers, and a case back with the quote, “The Force is strong with this one,” round out this incredible timepiece. The Darth Vader Watch comes in a signature black IP case featuring red markers, luminous details, and sub dial art. Plus, a unique case back includes the phrase, “Come to the dark side.” Both timepieces are utilizing Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, powering the watches by any light and never needing a battery.
Light side or dark side? You decide, with new products to let your inner Jedi or Sith shine. Imagine epic pretend battles in the Star Wars galaxy with the Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker Force FX Elite Electronic Lightsaber from Hasbro. Build your very own TIE Bomber inspired by Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with a building set from the LEGO Group – complete with four characters, including Darth Vader. Or, take on the challenge of constructing a LEGO brick built Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter, featuring a Boba Fett minifigure.
Celebrate 100 years of Disney with the Pop! Darth Vader—upgraded with a new look!—making it a perfect addition to your collection. Continue the celebration with the new Pop! Darth Vader on Tie Fighter, complete with a reimagined train car version of Vader’s iconic fighter ship. And be sure to check out the R2-D2 Funko Pop!, which comes with its own special stand while a faceted look offers the cut and polish of a precious gemstone.
Collect some of the most iconic Star Wars characters in PEZ Dispenser form! The Disney100 Gift Tinfeatures R2-D2, Darth Vader, Grogu, and Chewbacca PEZ Dispensers in a platinum finish, all sealed in the Disney100 commemorative gift tin. The gift tin also includes one six-pack of PEZ Candy Refills. PEZ Candy is made in the U.S.A. and is free of peanut, tree nut, and gluten.
Star Wars Stories
The High Republic Paperbacks Box Set—from the New York Times best-selling series set 200 years before the events of the Skywalker saga—features all three young adult novels from Phase I of The High Republic. Available in paperback for the first time with all-new cover art, this collection is perfect for newcomers and existing fans. For light and life!
An indispensable companion for all Star Wars fans, Star Wars: Timelines displays visual timelines that chronologically map key events, characters, and developments, and mark their significance. The book divides Star Wars history into seven eras: Early History, The High Republic, The Fall of the Jedi, The Reign of the Empire, The Age of Rebellion, The New Republic, and The Rise of the First Order. A must-have addition to the library of all Star Wars fans.
Both new and seasoned Star Wars fans will love Star Wars Conversation Cards. This 125-card deck features heartfelt, hilarious, and thought-provoking questions, all about Star Wars. If you could have just one Force ability in real life, which one would you pick? Would you rather face 10 porg-size space slugs or one space slug-size porg? If Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber had been lost on Mustafar, how would Luke and Rey’s journeys have changed? With questions like these and over a hundred more, you, your friends, and your family can bond over your favorite characters, quotes, and planets from Star Wars.
Star Wars-inspired Games
For a limited time only, fans looking to experience iconic moments from the nine Skywalker Saga films—BUT in comical LEGO form—can get up to 60% off for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagaon Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam – all discounts are available May 4, 2023, and may vary by retailer and region. Additionally, celebrate all month long in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes with free daily login perks to earn credits, character shards, and more! Don’t miss out on new character releases and in-game events coming to the holotables, too.
Fans of Disney Emoji Blitz can also join in on the 100th anniversary of Disney and the Wonder of Star Wars in this month’s Token Quest! Play the Grogu’s Choice Token Quest throughout the month of May for your chance to collect Platinum Grogu. Don’t forget to play Disney Emoji Blitz each month this year for a new Platinum Emoji. Collect them all and win the Platinum Minnie Emoji!
What do you think of all the ways that Disney and the Wonder of Star Wars is being celebrated and recognized? What are you most excited about? Disney is encouraging fans to share their moments and experiences with #SharetheWonder and #Disney100. Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!