30th Anniversary and Star Wars Disney After Hours Events Announced at Hollywood Studios!

Leah SikesBlog, Hollywood Studios

Two significant dates are quickly approaching for Hollywood Studios and Disney is celebrating with two special events!

30th Anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios

On Wednesday, May 1st, Disney’s Hollywood Studios turns thirty, and the park will be open late for a special Disney After Hours event. Guests will be able to interact with some Disney and Pixar favorites, as well as characters from Star Wars. As always, rides will be open and guests will be able to experience low wait-times on many of their favorite attractions.

As a special treat to May 1st Disney After Hours attendees, there will be an encore performance of the park’s newest nighttime show, “The Wonderful World of Animation,” which will premiere earlier that evening. Guests can also purchase exclusive 30th anniversary merchandise and enjoy treats only available that evening. Some of these food items for purchase include Kylo Ren cupcakes, Incredibles Macarons, and Tres Leches Verrine. Click here to check out the full list!

You can purchase tickets to the 30th Anniversary Disney After Hours event here.

Disney After-Hours

Enjoy little-to-no wait time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios anniversary and Star Wars After-Hours events! Photo by Courtney Reynolds

Star Wars – May the fourth be with you!

Just a few days later on Saturday, May 4th, Hollywood Studios will celebrate the popular Star Wars holiday: May the Fourth (be with you). Besides the typical low waits on rides, guests can expect to see many Star Wars friends and foes, including Chewbacca with Rey, Kylo Ren with Captain Phasma, and more! Star Wars-themed merchandise and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

You can purchase tickets for the Star Wars – May the Fourth Disney After Hours event here.

More Dates Added!

Disney has also added several new Hollywood Studios After Hours dates to the schedule! For an updated list, click here.

If you want the full scoop on Disney After Hours, be sure to check out our upcoming May issue in digital or print for a feature highlighting these special nighttime events!

All Disney After Hours event tickets cost $125 + tax for advance purchase and $129 + tax for day-of purchases. For more information and to purchase tickets for other dates and parks, click here.

Please take note of Disney’s costume guidelines for special events before attending.

By Leah Sikes

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About the Author

Leah Sikes

Leah Sikes is a graphic designer and contributing writer for WDW Magazine and Dad's Guide to WDW. When she's lucky enough to visit the Happiest Place on Earth, you catch her hanging out with the 999 Happy Haunts. She also loves running in the parks (when it's allowed at the marathons).