Surprising Date Change Announced For ‘Star Wars’ Celebration!

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Last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many events were canceled. This included Disney Parks events like the Star Wars Nite After Dark event at Disneyland Park and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park.

Star Wars Celebration was also postponed until August 2022. This was disappointing for many Star Wars fans who were hoping to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

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Credit: Lucasfilm

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Now, has surprisingly announced a date change for Star Wars Celebration 2022 in Anaheim, California! The event will now be held several months sooner, in May. Per the official announcement:

The dates for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim are moving up from August 18-21, 2022, to May 26-29, 2022. We can’t wait to welcome fans back safely.

Current ticket holders that wish to keep their existing tickets will have their order automatically transferred to the new event dates and will receive a new confirmation email in the coming months. If fans want to keep their tickets, no further action is required on their part.

If a ticket holder wishes to request a refund for their 2022 ticket order, they can do so by visiting Ticket refunds requests must be submitted before June 11, 2021. All ticket holders will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to submit a refund request, if they choose to do so.

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Credit: Star Wars Celebration

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While this is a somewhat unexpected move, it is exciting for Star Wars fans who are looking forward to getting back to this fan-favorite convention following last year’s cancellation.

Celebration allows fans to connect with the Star Wars franchise by attending panels with actors and actresses from Star Wars movies and series, pin trading, and buying exclusive merchandise that can’t be found anywhere else.


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Often, Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company even use Celebration as a platform for major announcements regarding the Star Wars universe — though it is important to note that it is not an official Disney event.

The official Star Wars Celebration website shared these details about the date change:

In order to provide the best fan experience possible, and after further consideration with our hotel and venue teams, we have made the decision to adjust the dates for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 from August 18-21 2022, to May 26-29, 2022. These new dates will provide fans with more incredible offerings to enjoy at Star Wars Celebration!

Are you excited about this date change or do you wish Star Wars Celebration was still happening in August 2022?

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