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Special After-Hour Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Celebrate Park’s 30th Anniversary, Star Wars May the Fourth

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Our countdown has begun!   We’re less than one week away from kicking off the first of two exciting celebration nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios followed by even more  Disney After Hours dates at the park.  And today, we’re sharing more details about each special experience and a new video on what to expect during a Disney After Hours night at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

On May 1 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we’re celebrating three decades worth of movie magic and super heroic action with the celebration of the park’s 30th anniversary.  At the event, you’ll be able to meet Disney and Disney•Pixar pals and Star Wars favorites for special photo opportunities.  You’ll also experience little to no-wait on park favorites, including The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Toy Story Land attractions and more.

There will also be a special encore performance of “Wonderful World of Animation” taking place exclusively for event attendees.  And special 30th anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase on May 1 as well as a slew of special anniversary food & beverage items, including Kylo Ren Cupcakes, Incredibles Macarons, Tres Leches Verrine and many more.  Sounds great, right? Tickets are now available on our special page.

On May 4,  Star Wars fans of all ages won’t want to miss this year’s celebration of May the Fourth at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.   During the night, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter Chewbacca with Rey, Kylo Ren with Captain Phasma and more at the park!  There will also be themed merchandise and special treats available for purchase. You can grab Your May the Fourth tickets right now.

*Be sure your costume fits within these park guidelines.

Following our special celebration nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there are several added Disney After Hours event dates you should know about.   If you aren’t familiar with Disney After Hours events, they’re your opportunity to experience the magic of a Disney theme park for three hours after regular park hours, with limited attendance, which means little-to-no wait for attractions, experiences and character greetings.  

Here’s a list of upcoming Disney After Hours dates for Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Wednesday, May 1 – 30th Anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Saturday, May 4  – Star Wars – May the fourth be with you!
  • Friday, May 10
  • Friday, May 17
  • Friday, May 24
  • Friday, May 31
  • Friday, June 14
  • Friday, June 21
  • Friday, June 28

All Disney After Hours event tickets cost $125 + tax for advance purchase and $129 + tax for day-of purchases.  Visit for full list of attractions and experiences that are available at each Park during this separately priced ticketed event.

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for updates on Disney After Hours events.  


  • Will The May 4th celebrations take place at night only?? As mentioned in the story, “kylo, Rey and all will be available to pictures at night”. Please advice.

  • Question. Will the May the 4th merchandise, including pins, be available for purchase during the day? Or will they only be available to the after dark attendees?

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