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New: The Star Wars Parade is Finally Returning

New: The Star Wars Parade is Finally Returning

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It has been several years, but finally guests can delight as the force awakens with this unbelievable parade. Check out the full details and find out when you can enjoy this great entertainment offering.

Star Wars and Disney

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Star Wars and the Walt Disney Company collaborated quite a bit before the Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm back in 2012. Many loyal Disney guests and Star Wars fans may remember a special themed event, Star Wars Weekend.

The first Star Wars Weekend occurred back in 1997. This special weekend debuted in what was then MGM Studios. Guests returned for several more Star Wars Weekends in 2001 and 2003. This then became an annual event from 2003 until 2015.

Unfortunately, 2015 marked the end of this special weekend as work began to form over at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Parade Returns

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One fun part of these Star Wars Weekends was the Legends of the Force Motorcade. Led by Mickey Mouse, this parade featured many of our favorite Disney characters dressed as Star Wars characters. Who could forget Goofy dressed as Darth Vader?

This fun mixture of Disney magic along with the iconic Star Wars storytelling was a big reason guests attended these special weekends. Now Mickey Mouse will be leading a Star Wars cavalcade once again.

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Today, Disney released new information for the specialty ticketed, Star Wars Nites, over at Disneyland. Due to popularity, additional dates have been added this year for the following dates: April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, and May 2, 7, and 9, 2024.

Along with adding additional dates, Disney announced that a Star Wars cavalcade will be part of this special event. This time, Disney is bringing a fun twist to this parade. All guests dressed in Star Wars-themed costumes will be able to join in for this great cavalcade.

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Led by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Disney guests will be able to march behind them down Main Street, USA. The cavalcade will end in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle where a group picture will be taken.

All guests dressed in Star Wars-themed costumes will be able to join in for this great cavalcade.

Galactic projections will illuminate Sleeping Beauty Castle for this special photo. As a bonus all guests can enjoy FREE unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads for this event.

More Great Offerings

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There is even more to enjoy for Star Wars Nite. Guests can bring their own lightsabers to take part in Star Wars Nite Lightsaber Instructional at “it’s a small world” mall. Special food is offered at the following:

  • Street-style Elote Burger at Hungry Bear Restaurant
  • Pork Belly Sisig-inspired Loaded Fries at Red Rose Taverne
  • Pineapple and Ube Crescent Sundae at The Tropical Hideaway
  • Chocolate Funnel Cake at Stage Door Café
  • Crab Fritters at Royal Street Veranda
  • Specialty menu items will also be available at Cafe Orleans (reservations highly recommended)
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Guests can join in on Main Street for the Galactic Dance Party. In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge bring your lightsaber for the Resistance Show of Unity at the Millennium Falcon. Over at Tomorrowland, prepare to face Captain Phasma and her elite unit of Stormtroopers.

There will be great characters for this event along with fun Star Wars photo opportunities. Find out how and when you can book your tickets for this special ticketed event HERE.

What do you think of this fun event and motorcade? Will you be attending? Do you think Disney needs to bring back Star Wars Weekends to Walt Disney World? Share your thoughts with us and share this news with all of your Star Wars pals.

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