Disney's adding more events for Star Wars fans

January 24, 2020, 4:16 PM · Can't get enough Star Wars? Disney certainly hopes that. So as fans continue to slam Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, claiming all available boarding spots for the day first thing in the morning at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, Disney is adding more Star Wars events for its fans.

On the Disney Cruise Line, Star Wars Day at Sea will return next year on nine Disney Fantasy cruises sailing from Port Canaveral. Star Wars characters take over the ship for one day of the seven-day sailings, which take place between January and March. (Both Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries will be available.)

Throughout the day, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and Jawas will roam the ship to meet fans. Star Wars Day at Sea also includes a special "Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple" production for young Padawans to test their skills against Darth Vader or Kylo Ren, a "Summon the Force" deck party, and a Star Wars-themed fireworks show in the evenings. More information and booking are available via disneycruise.com as well as from cruise travel agents.

Back on land, Disneyland has announced a new Star Wars Nite for its Disneyland After Dark series. That hard-ticket party happens on August 27, which just so happens to be the first day of this year's Star Wars Celebration fan event, which runs across the street at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 27-30.

"The journey begins at Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland, includes favorite Disneyland Park offerings plus special experiences and culminates in Batuu’s auspicious Twin Moons Eclipse Day celebration at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge," Disneyland said.

But there's no specific mention of access to any individual rides in the park, including the new, highly-in-demand Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction. Disneyland After Dark does include access to select park attractions, so if the party included access to Rise of the Resistance without requiring to show up first thing in the morning to join its virtual queue, that fact alone might sell out the event.

Who knows if Disneyland will still be using the virtual queue for Rise in August? I'm betting that Disney doesn't, which may be part of the reason why the park isn't making any commitments about Galaxy's Edge attractions just yet. Still, the fans coming to Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration should help ensure a sell-out for the evening no matter what's included.

Tickets for Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite are not yet available, but we will let you know when they are.

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