Walt Disney World announces extra “Star Wars” Limited Time Magic fun for May the 4th including character rides on Star Tours

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Over the past few years, Darth Vader has made a habit of breaking into Disney’s press events. He first did it back in 2009 when the revamp of Star Tours was announced at the D23 Expo and he’s been spotted many times since, including during today’s “Monstrous Summer” presentation.

While Walt Disney World president George Kalogridis was speaking about Limited Time Magic, Vader, this time joined by Boba Fett, interrupted the presentation for a special announcement.

Video: “May the 4th” entertainment announced for Limited Time Magic

On “Star Wars Day,” appropriately dated May the 4th, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will feature extra entertainment that includes parents being able to join children in the Jedi Training Academy, a dance party hosted by DJ Lobot, and even characters joining guests for rides on Star Tours. Then it will all conclude with a special fireworks show at the end of the night.

It’s all happening on May 4, 2013 only, as part of Limited Time Magic. And those who want to take part in the Jedi Training Academy with their kids are encouraged to show up early, as there are limited slots available.

Here’s a full description of the offerings, many of which will also be at Disneyland in California:

Meet Iconic Characters
Kick the party off in style—experience a close encounter with some of the most popular characters from across the entire Star Wars saga.

Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett and many more will be making appearances and posing for pictures, including a few faces you might not expect. Don’t let this amazing meet ‘n’ greet moment pass you by!

Join Your Kids as a Jedi
Finally, all you parents can team up alongside your younglings and become fellow Padawans in a special edition of the Jedi Training Academy.

Get ready to throw on a Jedi robe and flip the switch on that lightsaber, because it’s up to you and your kids to thwart the Sith and defeat Darth Vader, Darth Maul and the Dark Side of the Force once and for all!

Collect Cosmic Merchandise
A cargo hold of magic merchandise awaits collectors of all kinds, including limited-edition pins and special tees made just for the occasion!

With messages like “May the Fourth Be with You” and “Revenge of the Fifth”, you can literally wear the hyperspace hilarity on your sleeve. Collect these celebratory pins and tees at Superstar Shop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios while supplies last.

Dance the Dark Side Away
Get into the galactic groove, bounce to the Bespin beat and boogie your way over to a Star Wars-themed Dance Party!

Join DJ Lobot as he spins familiar tunes from the Star Wars saga, and then bust a move on the dance floor alongside some fellow fans and a few favorite characters too!

See a Symphony in the Stars
Cap off “May the 4th Be with You” under a sea of stars as a cosmic series of colorful explosions lights up the summer sky.

Come evening time, take a seat on Hollywood Boulevard and settle in for “Symphony in the Stars,” a spectacular fireworks display set to close the celebration. Catch all the amazing sights and sounds, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the fall of the Empire!

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