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Major ‘Star Wars’ Event Hitting Theaters This May!

Skywalker Saga Movie Marathon
Credit: Lucasfilm

It’s been almost fifty years since George Lucas took fans to a galaxy far, far away.¬†Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope¬†(1977) introduced viewers to things they have never heard or seen before — a Wookie, lightsabers, Stormtroopers, and hyperspace, just to name a few. The film completely changed the industry and science fiction movies as we knew them. Since the release of¬†A New Hope, there have been eight other films made, expanding the¬†Star Wars universe.

Star Wars A New Hope

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In 2012, The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm for more than $4 billion. Since then, there have been three new¬†Star Wars¬†films — Episode VII: The Force Awakens¬†(2015),¬†Episode VIII – The Last Jedi¬†(2017), and¬†Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker¬†(2019). There has also been a slew of Star Wars¬†series created for Disney+, including¬†The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi,¬†and¬†Ahsoka.

Each year, Star Wars fans around the world celebrate Star Wars Day, which takes place on May 4. And this year, Disney is doing something its never done before.

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of¬†Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Disney will have a one-day¬†Star Wars Skywalker Saga marathon! That’s right! All nine films will be released again on the big screen and shown back to back to back. The films will be shown in episode order, starting with¬†The Phantom Menace and ending with¬†The Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars the Phantom Menace

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But, that’s not all. Audience members will also be given an exclusive first look at the newest Star Wars¬†series —¬†The Acolyte. The new series will take place one hundred years before the events of¬†The Phantom Menace in a time period known as the High Republic.¬†The Acolyte¬†will premiere on Disney+ on June 4, 2024.

Fans will also receive a limited-edition poster, celebrating the Skywalker Saga.

Star Wars The Acolyte

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Star Wars¬†fans can also celebrate the franchise during Season of the Force at Disneyland Resort. The special event will take place from April 5 through June 2, 2024. There will be special music played in¬†Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on nights when there are fireworks. In addition to that, new scenes are being added to Star Tours: The Adventure Continues, which are inspired by¬†Ahsoka, The Mandalorian,¬†and¬†Andor.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

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Guests can also head over to Tomorrowland, where they can ride Hyperspace Mountain. Then, there are all the specialty food and beverages that will only be available during Season of the Force.

Tickets for the Skywalker Saga will go on sale beginning March 22 at 9 a.m. PT.

Are you excited to be able to watch all the Star Wars films on the big screen? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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