May The Fourth Be With You! Another Star Wars Day has come and gone, and once again there was no better place to pay tribute to Lucasfilm’s enduring spage saga than at the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

With exclusive Star Wars-themed food and beverage offerings, merchandise, activities, and more fun happening around the park’s Tomorrowland area (as we wait patiently for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open at the end of the month), the Happiest Place on Earth was the perfect place to be for fans to celebrate their favorite characters and stories from A Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Watch Star Wars Day 2019 highlights at Disneyland:

While the main event, attraction-wise, was surely the return of Hyperspace Mountain (Disneyland’s on-again / off-again overlay of the classic Space Mountain roller coaster with a Star Wars twist), this May the 4th also saw Captain Phasma and her March of the First Order back in Tomorrowland, in addition to a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge-inspired photo op inside the park’s Starcade.

As far as highly collectible merchandise goes, my favorite new items are undoubtedly the Battle of Hoth popcorn bucket (featuring Imperial AT-AT Walkers going up against Rebel Alliance Snowspeeders) and the Darth Vader travel mug– which depicts the Sith Lord’s famous meeting with several fearsome bounty hunters in The Empire Strikes Back. During the day I also picked up the Limited Edition Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge AT-AT pin and a Variant Edition copy of the upcoming land’s tie-in Marvel comic book. There were several options for exclusive May the 4th apparel and keepsakes as well.

For foodie Star Wars fans, Disneyland was highlighting a few cool dishes and drinks: the Dark Side Chicken Sandwich, Loaded Fleet Fries, Padawan Punch and Rogue Slush at Galactic Grill, Outer Rim Pasta at Alien Pizza Planet, and both Darth Vader and Captain Phasma collectible steins to take home.

Whether you align yourself with the Resistance or the First Order, May the 4th was a terrific day to spend at Disneyland for any Star Wars enthusiast. And it was the final Star Wars Day without Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge open at the park, so I’m certain all future iterations will be very, very different.

 

Mike has been fascinated by theme parks and Disney all his life. He has worked in the entertainment journalism field since 2015, after spending a decade as a film projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters. He resides in Burbank, California with his wife and cat.

 

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