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The Force Is Calling! Season of the Force Is Back at Disneyland Resort

by Leap on April 5, 2024 Los Angeles   Video

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A long time ago (well, 2015) in a theme park far, far away (depending on how far you live from Anaheim), there was a Disneyland event called Season of the Force. This celebration returns (but with different offerings than before!) to our galaxy in April and May 2024. Disneyland is taking Star Wars Month (May) and spreading it out over two months in 2024. This way, "Star Wars" fans have more time to attend the Season of the Force, which includes May the Fourth and additional Star Wars Nites — separately ticketed Disneyland After Dark parties. Let's go over dates and what to expect!

Season of the Force - Signage

What to Expect at Disneyland Season of the Force

Season of the Force is the special months-long "Star Wars" celebration, which takes place from April 5 through June 2, 2024, at Disneyland Resort.

The celebration brings ride overlays, debuts new ride adventures and characters, and introduces special foods, beverages and merchandise. Plus, it also brings more parties and a new way to watch Disneyland fireworks in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Disneyland's Season of the Force Returns - Star wars cookie

The celebration brings new ways to play in the park as well. For a limited time, guests can embark on a free Seek and Find adventure. Guests can start at The Star Trader to search for hidden codes in Tomorrowland and Galaxy's Edge to decipher a message and receive a keepsake.

Season of the Force Is Back at Disneyland Resort - Code card and sign

Spoiler alert: it's a trading card. You can pick it up at Star Trader when you pick up your card or after you decipher the code.

Attraction Overlays During Season of the Force

Disneyland's Season of the Force Returns in 2024 - Sign for Hyperspace Mountain

Hyperspace Mountain attraction is a popular overlay during the Season of the Force in which the "Star Wars" franchise takes over this classic Tomorrowland ride. As soon as you take off and start to climb, you'll hear music from the films and experience special lighting to get your heart racing. Oh no! It's a trap. Join an X-wing starfighter in an exhilarating battle. You'll encounter a Star Destroyer and dodge TIE fighters along the way. It’s worth the wait! Get Genie+ service and book Hyperspace Mountain as soon as you enter the park.

New Adventures on Star Tours Attraction

During Season of the Force, new adventures debut at Star Tours — The Adventure Continues. Starting April 5, 2024, look for new characters during the ride such as Ahsoka Tano, Cassian Andor and Din Djarin (The Mandalorian) and Grogu. The planet Peridea is the newest destination. You'll encounter floating whale-like creatures! The new scenes are added to Star Tours in Disneyland (as well as Hollywood Studios in Disney World).

You can skip the lines for both these rides by reserving with Genie+ service. Space Mountain also has a Single Riders line!

Galactic Fireworks Show During Season of the Force

Disneyland's Season of the Force Returns - Fireworks over spires

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge was a lesser-known spot to watch Disneyland fireworks, but you got an out-of-this-world view of the bursts over the blue spires at night. It was oddly quiet (except for the booming explosions) without any accompanying music that you might experience at other fireworks viewing spots at Disneyland. Well, that has changed! During the festival (and hopfully beyond), galactic music (with selections from composer John Williams’ "Star Wars" film scores) sweeps through the spires while you watch the show.

"Fire of the Rising Moons" takes place on select nights with fireworks (subject to weather). During this special gathering, villagers and visitors join together to celebrate their freedom. As the skies over Batuu light up in bursts of color, guests can hear the iconic music associated with heroes and legends from across the galaxy. Hop tip: Watch fireworks in Batuu with Star Wars music, or watch the show on Main Street or near "it's a small world" or Rivers of America with the standard soundtrack. (It's the same fireworks show no matter where you choose to watch from! Just the sound, music and lighting will differ.)

The show music is synced with the music for whatever fireworks show is currently hoppening, so it might be slightly different, depending on the day you see it and the show that is playing. Here's a look at the show on opening weekend, when it was synced with Wondrous Journeys! If you watch it during Pixar Fest, the music will be synced with the fireworks for Together Forever. You're going to need a multi-day ticket so you can watch the fireworks in Galaxy's Edge one night and at one of the other fireworks viewing spots elsewhere in the park to watch Together Forever another night!

Viewing areas in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge include the Black Spire Spaceport, the TIE Echelon docking platform and the speeder garage. Be sure to charge your MagicBand+ as it responds to the show with colorful lights and vibrations.

Season of the Force - BD-X Droids

New Characters in Batuu

When in Galaxy's Edge, keep an eye out for new characters (and droids)! The walking BD-X droids appear in the land for the season. You can usually find them at the garage. They are toadally cute!

Sabine Wren from "Ahsoka" will also spend some limited time in Batuu during Season of the Force. You can find her wandering around between the garage and marketplace areas. And of course, you'll also see other familiar characters, such as Rey, Kylo Ren, Stormtroopers, R2-D2, Chewie, Boba Fett, The Mandalorian with Grogu, Ahsoka Tano and others from the "Star Wars" galaxy walking — or rolling — about.

We saw so many characters out on the first day of the season! This is a great season to spend extra time in Galaxy's Edge.

Season of the Force Is Back at Disneyland Resort - Sabine in Galaxy's Edge

Special Food and Beverage Options

Season of the Force Is Back at Disneyland Resort - Treats from the Grand Californian in front of Hyperspace Mountain Sign

Any food festival or event at Disneyland has plenty of new, themed dishes and drinks to try. Look for new foods in Tomorrowland at Galactic Grill, within Galaxy's Edge and even at Downtown Disney or Disneyland hotels. Let's dig into the new and returning galactic treats. Most items are available through June 2, 2024. However, a few additional items arrive May 4, 2024, and stick around for summer through Aug. 22, so we've noted those dates where applicable.

Disneyland Park

Season of the Force Is Back at Disneyland Resort - Bao at Docking Bay 7

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo (mobile order available)

  • (New) Fried Chicken Baos: Two crispy chicken baos, spicy katsu sauce and creamy slaw (Yummy!)
  • Dewback Chili Noodles: Spiced fettuccine noodles and gingered ground pork with broccolini stems and shredded red cabbage
  • (New) Shaaken Beef with Tatooine Bounty with peppers, onions and crispy kale (Available May 4 through August 22, 2024)

Season of the Force Is Back at Disneyland Resort - Food items available May 4 through Aug 22 in Galaxy's Edge

Kat Saka’s Kettle

  • (New) Celto Slush: Plant-based pandan-flavored horchata topped with cold brew
  • (New) Kinyenian Topato Pie: Curry-spiced potatoes, mixed vegetables and mint chutney (Available May 4 through August 22, 2024)

Milk Stand (mobile order available)

  • Toydaria Swirl: Green Milk with chili seasoning and mango jellies

Oga’s Cantina 

  • (New) Guava Coconut Milk with Basil Crystals: Guava juice, coconut milk, lime juice and pure cane syrup topped with basil crystals (Available as of May 4, 2024)
  • Oga’s Obsession: Minute Maid Lemonade, wild strawberry flavor, yogurt-filled boba and strawberry and grape candy pebbles with a bursting dried fruit mixture
  • (New) Fiery Mustafarian: El Mayor Añejo Tequila, Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur, peach purée, peach syrup and lime juice served with a dropper of spicy lava syrup
  • (New) Silver Sea Martini: Hendrick’s Gin, Minute Maid Lemonade, ginger syrup, honey and mint syrup topped with a shimmery butterfly pea flower tea
  • (New) Chandrilan Chalice: Hendrick’s Gin, Minute Maid Lemonade, ginger syrup, honey and mint syrup topped with a shimmery butterfly pea flower tea served in a souvenir wine glass (limit two per person, per transaction; no discounts apply) 
  • (New) Chandrilan Orb Glass: El Mayor Añejo Tequila, Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur, peach purée, peach syrup and lime juice served with a dropper of spicy lava syrup in a souvenir wine glass (limit two per person, per transaction; no discounts apply) 
  • Glassware from Galactic Starcruiser

Ronto Roasters (mobile order available)

  • Pasaana Punch: Orange juice, white grape juice, red passion fruit and hibiscus
  • (New) Destran Ice Cap: Sprite and kiwi syrup with sweet cream cheese (Available May 4 through August 22, 2024)

Beverage Carts in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

  • (New) Galma Garlic Puffs: Green curry-flavored garlic puffs (Available May 4 through August 22, 2024)

Galactic Grill (mobile order available)

Season of the Force Is Back at Disneyland Resort Food from Galactic Grill

  • (New) Bantha Burger: Angus beef and vegetable patty, marinated pork belly, American cheese, Asian-inspired slaw and sambal sweet mayo on a toasted brioche bun
  • Chorizo Loaded Fries: Waffle fries, pork chorizo, chile de arbol cheese sauce and black beans topped with avocado-tomatillo sauce, green onions and Oaxaca cheese
  • Wookiee Parfait: Chocolate sponge cake, chocolate pudding and caramel mousse on a chocolate-coffee crust with chocolate pearls
  • (New) Watermelon Slush with Death Star Glow Cube
  • Granny Smith Apple Slush with Millennium Falcon Glow Cube

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Grand Californian Great Hall Cart 

  • (New) Macaron Box
  • Star Wars Sugar Cookie
  • Wookiee Cookie (filled with Nutella)
  • Pretzel Lightsabers
  • Tropical Whoopie Pie (the flavor is tropical, which makes it fun and different)
  • Milk Chocolate Lollipop (has mini malt balls in the back)
  • Millennial Falcon popcorn bucket with Space Rock Cookies
  • Jabba the Hutt popcorn bucket with Crisped Rice Cookies

Star Wars popcorn buckets are sold here! It's a great option if you do not have a park ticket or want to avoid the line. (Also, yes ... we took our treats back to Disneyland Park to photograph and quickly consume them!)

GCH Craftsman Bar and Hearthstone Lounge

  • (New) Bitter Martini: Hendrick’s Gin, Campari Liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and green grapes

GCH Craftsman Grill

  • Grogu Doughnut (Too cute!)
  • Chewbacca Maple Doughnut
  • Star Wars Cupcake

Downtown Disney District

Salt & Straw

  • Maraschino Cherry with Tie-Dye Marshmallow Fluff: Pink and blue marshmallow “milky way” fluff with purple, dark cherry ice cream

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

  • Cosmic Roll: Nori wrapped around sushi rice with tempura-fried kanikama crab, avocado slices, jalapeño slice and crispy garlic drizzled with eel sauce and sprinkled with black sesame seeds
  • (New) Order 2018: Gin, Italian liqueur and fresh-squeezed citrus

Season of the Force - Novelties

Keep an eye out for new food novelties, such as the Jabba the Hutt popcorn bucket (available at Galatic Grill and Popcorn Cart near Star Trader, starting April 5), the Darth Vader Stainless Steel Tumbler (available at Galactic Grill, Tomorrowland Fruit Cart and GCH Craftsman Grill, starting April 5) and the Salvaged Stormtrooper Helmet bucket (available at Galactic Grill, Kat Saka's Kettle, Beverage Carts in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Popcorn Cart near Star Trader, starting May 4). You can also skip the line (and theme park admission) to purchase a Jabba the Hutt or Millennium Falcon popcorn bucket (with a sweet treat instead of popcorn) at the Grand Californian Great Hall Cart!

Season of the Force Is Back at Disneyland Resort - Loth cat mug

A few other food novelties items also arrive May 4, 2024:

  • (New) Grinning Loth-cat Souvenir Mug: Includes Guava Coconut Milk with Basil Crystals at Oga’s Cantina
  • (New) Sap Tap Cup: Includes fountain beverage at time of purchase (Limit 10 per person, per transaction; no discounts apply. It's available starting May 4 at the following locations: Docking Bay 7, Galactic Grill and Ronto Roasters

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Other returning novelty items include a Grogu Sipper, Millennium Falcon Bucket, Death Star Glow Cube, Millennium Falcon Glow Cube, Rancor Beer Flight Souvenir Board with Four Teeth, Darth Vader Premium Mug, Droid Parts Premium Vessel and an Acid Spitter Orb Sipper — all can be found at select locations within Disneyland Park. Oga's Cantina (at Disneyland) is selling glassware from the closed Galactic Starcruiser during the Season of the Force!

Season of the Force - Galactic Creation

Also, available from April 5 to May 31, stop by Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Great Hall to see a Galactic Creation, depicting the Millennium Falcon arriving at Black Spire Outpost, made out of edible ingredients. Disney's culinary team created it out of 300 pounds of powdered sugar, 80 pounds of crisped rice cereal, 60 pounds of marshmallows and 100 pounds of dark chocolate! It was still getting its finishing touches on the first day of the season when we hopped by.


Season of the Force Returns to Disneyland Resort - Star Tours merch

Keep an eye out for new merchandise. You can find it in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Star Trader and at Star Wars Trading Post in Downtown Disney.

Season of the Force Is Back at Disneyland Resort - Will Gay shirts

One of the new collections is the Star Tours – The Adventures Continue merchandise collection. It's available at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Select items will be at later this year. The Will Gay Collection is also available at these stores. We saw items selling quickly, and the sweatshirt is so soft, BTW.

PhotoPass Opportunities in Batuu

Season of the Force Returns to Disneyland Resort - Holopuck Magic Shots

Aspiring bounty hunters in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge can pose with a holopuck Magic Shot from Disney PhotoPass Service. This joins other Star Wars Magic Shots and Disney PhotoPass Lenses (both included with Genie+ service) to help you commemorate your visit to a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Nite

Disneyland's Season of the Force Returns - Guest dressed up at photo op at Star Wars Nite

Star Wars Nite is a special party in Disneyland Park that takes place after the park closes for the day. You need to buy a separate ticket to attend this party. Tickets are on sale now, and dates are selling out quick! There are eight party dates in 2024:

  • April 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30
  • May 2, 7 and 9

Party guests can enter as early as 6 p.m. Disneyland closes to the public at 8 p.m. on party nights, and the party runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Our Star Wars Nite post has all the cosmic details!

Disneyland's Season of the Force Returns - R2-D2 at Star Wars Nite

Guests can dress up as their favorite "Star Wars" characters, meet rare characters, enjoy special entertainment and pose in front of themed photo ops. There are additional food and beverage items. The park is aglow with special lighting and projections on Main Street U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and "it's a small world."

Disneyland's Season of the Force Returns - Lights on Small world at Star Wars Nite

Who's excited about the Season of the Force at Disneyland? If you need Disneyland tickets, you can get discounted multi-day Disneyland tickets through Undercover Tourist, including limited-time SoCal resident deals. May the Force be with you!

Related: Star Wars Nite at Disneyland Park

Related: Our Galactic Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

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