May The 4th from Disneyland Star Wars Nite
Updated: May 16
Star War Nites at Disneyland are a part of the Disneyland After Dark set of events. These special themed nights are after-hours parties that allow guests to enjoy special themed entertainment. These are separate ticket events that take place on a select number of nights each year.
Special exclusive Star Wars characters will be out in the parks. Last year we loved seeing the Ewoks. Characters mentioned already for the 2023 event include Captain Phasma and her Stormtroopers appearing in Tomorrowland and the Tusken Raider and Jawas.There will also be a lightsaber instructional demonstration where you'll learn to handle a lightsaber through a series of elite moves to bring our your inner Jedi.Guests will also receive a commemorative credential and guide map as well as unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos taken during the party. (Credentials and maps are limited to one per ticketed person.)You'll also find Star Wars-themed eats and treats, merchandise, photo opportunities, and more.Star Wars costumes are encouraged though guests will still have to follow the Disneyland costume policy.
The main entertainment showstopper is the Star Wars themed fireworks which take place at 9:30PM. This is definitely the not miss event of the evening! Star Wars fans will love this fireworks show. My favorite part was easily the snippet featuring Duel of Fates. The fans in the crowd went wild for this- myself included!
But the fireworks are such a big draw that you can easily use this time to take advantage of shorter character lines!
Other notable entertainment options include:
Galactic DJ Party Zone
Main Street, U.S.A.
Fleet of Fandom
Main Street, U.S.A.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
March of First Order
Overall, we had a great experience at our Disneyland After Dark event. We weren't able to do everything we wanted to but we decided in advance what our top priorities were and managed them quite well.
We mobile ordered food before the party began which allowed us to skip any long food line waits. If a Disneyland After Dark event takes place during your next vacation, I'd recommend checking it out whether you're going for the specific theme or just utilizing the no wait times for rides!