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SWC20 Star Wars Nite at Disneyland August 27

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebrations' started by ChrisLyne, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Virtual Celebration Cosplay Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    We're going to Disneyland!!

    Disney yesterday announced a special Disneyland After Dark Star Wars Nite for August 27th, the first day of Celebration Anaheim.

    The event will require a special ticket for entry (price and on sale date TBC) which will allow access to the park from 6pm, perfect for those just finishing a day at Celebration!

    Star Wars Nite will feature;

    • A Star Wars themed fireworks spectacular
    • Galactic dance parties
    • Character encounters
    • Enhanced decor (how much can they enhance Batuu?!)
    • Exclusive event merchandise (just in case the show store line wasn't long enough for you)
    • Special food and drinks just for the event
    • Immersive photo ops
    • Unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the party

    In addition to the special events you will still be able to enjoy regular Galaxy's Edge features such as the Droid Depot and Savi's Workshop (lightsabers!), both of which you will be able to make advance reservations for at the links provided (not sure how far in advance you can do this).

    Given how quickly the boarding groups currently fill up, this may also be a good opportunity to experience Rise of the Resistance.

    And you can do it all in costume! Who wouldn't want to fly the Falcon whilst dressed as Han Solo?

    Keep checking the Disneyland After Dark event page for price and availability.
     
  2. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I doubt they would make this exclusive to Celebration attendees, but it would be awesome if they could somehow give attendees first crack at buying tickets.
     
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  3. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I've reached the point where I'm excited enough for this that I'm going to be disappointed when it sells out in two seconds.
     
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  4. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I definitely want to go to this.
     
  5. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    All of those other Disneyland After Dark tickets on that page are $109 for a frame of reference.
     
  6. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    In Orlando for Celebration they were $129. I'd be OK if they were cheaper :p
     
  7. BrentC007

    BrentC007 Jedi Master star 1

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    They also did this at Anaheim in 2015 too, correct? I seem to remember those selling out real fast. They also sold discount tickets to Disneyland for those attending Celebration then too.

    Because of Galaxy's Edge, I'm surprised they're not keeping the park open special hours every day of Celebration to give attendees a chance to experience it while they're nearby.
     
  8. JonSB

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    Looking forward to this but I would be bummed if I could not get a boarding pass for ROTR. Will you have to enter the park and then try to make a reservation? Any easier as a single or trying to get into a group?
     
  9. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    From what I heard of Disney's first Star Wars event years ago, fans were told that the event was for fans, there would be special attractions and such, but people told me that a lot of exhibits were dark and some not working and everyone in the park was there-no exclusive fan event at all. Does anyone think they may change their minds for Celebration attendees only event now?
     
  10. ChrisLyne

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    No idea how they’ll handle boarding passes or if they’ll even have them for this. I guess it depends how limited the tickets are. When we did the Paris event in 2017 we walked on to HyperSpace Mountain several times in a row but that event wasn’t sold out and split across two parks (most of the activities were in the other park).

    This won’t be Celebration exclusive. Anyone can buy a ticket (whilst they last), it just takes place at the same time as Celebration. Some parts of the park may be closed, especially later in the night, but I imagine all of Galaxy’s Edge and the Tomorrowland Star Wars attractions will be open along with other major rides.

    If it’s like the Halloween Party then there will be a wristband of some kind. SW Nite guests can enter from 6pm (earlier if they use a regular pass to go to the park that day). What normally happens is the park will close early for regular guests (say 7pm for example) and then the special activities start soon after (say 7:15 or 7:30). During the crossover period cast members will guide guests without wristbands out of the park.
     
  11. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Does anyone know how tickets like this are done (digital, paper)? I'm just curious if a bunch of people are going to scoop tickets up just to sell them.
     
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  12. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Last time I had to link the tickets with the MYDisney account I had. I think there is a max of 8 per family.
     
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  13. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Virtual Celebration Cosplay Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    Does Disneyland have MYDisney? I know the whole "My Disney Experience" thing and booking fast passes 2 months in advance is only in Florida, but I'm not totally clear on the Anaheim set up yet.

    I know in Paris (and Florida pre-MDE) you'd bring your order confirmation to the entrance and they'd give you the event wristband and anything else you needed (the Paris SW event included a pin). If you were already in the park there would sometimes be other stations you could go to for your wristband so you didn't need to go back to the entrance.
     
  14. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That would be ideal (selfishly). A ton of people in Anaheim and nearby have annual passes for Disney and frequently go to GE; it wouldn't be something like a screening event in Chicago to engage the locals who are not attending the con. On the other hand, Celebration tickets disappeared so quickly this time, so a lot of the SoCal SW community didn't manage to get them in time. It'd be nice for them to at least have access to GE. Agreed that it most likely won't be exclusive to Celebration.
     
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  15. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    Hmmm. does not sound like a Cele. exclusive to me, it'll be just like the first "Star Wars exclusive" event, but everything will be complete and open for business. I doubt that Cele. fans will be "exclusively" treated for the event(like last time. I read the costume rules and according to several people last time, it was too hot to wear costumes! Star Wars costumes for adults would be a waste of time since the rules are so restrictive,(also, it will be too hot! I mean it!) save your costumes for Cele. much more worth it. I hope I don't sound negative, but fan costumes are the very best in the world! I would not be impressed with "exclusive encounters" Disney dressed characters. for me, fans outfits are the best!
     
  16. Rox

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    Depending on the heat and the rules I’ll maybe wear my Tie Reserve costume. It’s pretty easy to wear.


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  17. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I think that's going to motivate everybody who didn't get a pass to Celebration to want to attend SW Night, as a way to at least be a part of some of the festivities. Especially all the passholders who know all too well how these events work.
     
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  18. darthvader88

    darthvader88 Jedi Master star 4

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    How are they gonna do tickets? Maybe have Celebration Attendess first grabs, then open to general public?
     
  19. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    @ChrisLyne and I will be warm in our joint bantha costume, but it'll be worth it.

    I doubt it. I assume they'll be for everyone.
     
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  20. Callous Jedi

    Callous Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    @star_wars_is_good The best answer would be to check the Disney website. There has to be contact phone numbers. True, even calling the person on the other end can tell you one story and the facts are wrong. So ask to have them send you an email with the correct url page. That should help you.
     
  21. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I can wait. It's not that big of a deal. I was just curious.
     
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  22. Callous Jedi

    Callous Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Looking to talking to you more! Checking my messages.
     
  23. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Virtual Celebration Cosplay Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    Which rules did you read? The event rules for adult costumes are much more relax than the standard policy. Literally the only limitations are it can't be offensive, dangerous, or have a mask, and capes/robes can't drag on the floor. Other than that you can be in full costume. It rules out some of the iconic ones (Vader, Stormtroopers) and two people in a full Bantha suit (sorry @star_wars_is_good, maybe next time) but they do allow you to go as face characters in proper attire rather than the inspired by/Disney bounding that is allowed normally.

    Heat is another matter! Already looking a something inspired by the Ben Solo/Luke's Jedi look in Fall of Kylo Ren as it's less layered than PT Jedi robes so should be better for Anaheim's heat.
     
  24. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    @ChrisLyne, we're not going to let the rules stop us!
     
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  25. Padme501st

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    If I remember correctly, Anaheim 2015 was just a discounted Disney ticket that people attending Celebration could buy using a code, but at the end of the day it was a half day priced ticket and that was it. It was a way to entice Celebration attendees to go to Disney in the evening by making it sound like you got a deal for paying half price of a full day pass but the earliest you could get in was 4pm (well I did walk in at 3:30 but technicality)

    With this being an event, it sounds very much like their Halloween and Christmas ticketed events and isn’t the amount of tickets sold like 500? I’ve always heard how it’s great cause the lines aren’t long and you can ride whatever. Even if they up it to 2,000 this will still sell within minutes. Reading the site it’s definitely open to everyone to buy tickets but the park this will be at will be shut down to the public making it exclusive to those ticket holders for the event. And there’s a limit of 8 tickets per person when you buy. Not a bad idea to group with people to have a better shot of one of you getting tickets at least (just a suggestion)

    As for ROTR, who knows how the boarding process will be but even if they do boarding passes it would only be for the event attendees so it would give you a better shot. But they may have a whole other process by then for that event.
     
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