Photoblog: First-Ever Disneyland Star Wars Nite May 3, 2018

For the first time, Disneyland Star Wars Nite ignited the passions of West Coast fans. Until now, Disney’s Star Wars Weekends and then Galactic Nights were always a special Florida treat in the magic of Walt Disney World.  Disneyland attendees had to travel across the country or miss out on this Disney Star Wars experience.  All that changed on May 3rd, when Disneyland Star Wars Nite celebrated Star Wars Day (May the 4th) with a sold-out Disneyland After-Dark special ticketed event.  Continue reading for a photoblog of this inaugural experience.

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The $99 Disneyland Star Wars Nite ticket included Disney PhotoPass, and everyone was treated to character greetings throughout the park. Star Wars favorites like Darth Vader and Chewbacca were joined by a dozen other special guests and amazing photo backdrops.

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Live Entertainment was headlined by the Galactic Dance Party featuring DJ Elliot on the Tomorrowland Terrace Stage.

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March of the First Order Featuring Captain Phasma

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Droidbuilders Robotic Showcase

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Star Wars: Celebrate the Nite Fireworks

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In addition, we learned more about Star Wars Land in the Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Panel, Lightsaber Masters showed their skills, and cosplayers turned out in the Fleet of Fandom.

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Special Dining offerings brought guests to a galaxy far, far away at locations throughout the park. In addition to light and dark side lightsaber churros, you found:

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MAIN STREET, U.S.A.
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor – Galactic Princess Sundae
Refreshment Corner – Scum & Villainy Dog
Jolly Holiday Bakery Café – Rebel Alliance Grilled Cheese, Imperial Red Pepper Tomato Soup,
Darth Maul Éclair, Chewbacca Cheesecake, Darth by Chocolate

TOMORROWLAND
Alien Pizza Planet – Dagobah Ramen
Tomorrowland Fruit Cart – Darth Vader Bread, Stormtrooper Bread
Galactic Grill – This is the burger you’re looking for, Taquito Sabers, Bulgogi Potato Clones, Hunger Destroyer Pizzadilla, Tractor Beam French Toast Sticks, Beru’s Special, Galactic Red Slush

FANTASYLAND
Red Rose Taverne – Cheesy Egg Souffle Breakfast Sandwich

FRONTIERLAND
Rancho Del Zocalo – Chicharron Nachos, Darth by Chocolate
River Belle Terrace – Peach Glazed Pork Belly, Southern Fried Bone In Pork Chop

ADVENTURELAND
Bengal BBQ – Spiced Ham Musubi

NEW ORLEANS SQUARE
French Market – Lump Crab & Corn Chowder, N’Awlins Caesar Wedge, New Orleans Style Beef, Steak Sandwich, Chewbacca Cheesecake
Mint Julep Bar – Imperial Beignets with Hazelnut Cream Filling, Red & Blue “Mickey” Beignets

May the Fourth Merchandise locate inside Star Traders included a special t-shirt.

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Due to the fantastic response Disneyland Star Wars Nite returns on May 9th with even more treats for the fans of the Galaxy Far Far Away. For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on instagramtwitter and “like” our facebook page too.

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