May 4 is a date that Star Wars fans worldwide have proclaimed “Star Wars Day” and turned into a celebratory pun, “May the Fourth Be With You!” This year Walt Disney World will be celebrating that day with a special Limited Time Magic event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This one-day-only celebration features special Star Wars entertainment, shows, characters, exclusive merchandise, a Star Wars dance party and a Star Wars-themed fireworks show to cap off the day. Also included: a special edition of Jedi Training Academy, where parents join their children for the training and finale with villains from the Galactic Empire.
UPDATE: The fireworks show will be held at 9:45 p.m. and the dance party will be held at the Sorcerer Hat from 6 to 7 p.m. and again from 7:45 p.m. to park closing at midnight.
The Jedi Training Academy shows will be held at 9, 9:30, 10 and 10:30 a.m., then again at noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6:30, 7, and 7:30 p.m. You must sign up early in the day participate. It’s first come, first served.
Here’s video of the announcement where Walt Disney World president George A. Kalogridis was interrupted by two special guests:
Here’s a look at the Star Wars themed fireworks that were held in the park in 2010: