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May the Fourth 2024 Lightsaber Meetup at Disneyland

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re celebrating Star Wars Day – May the Fourth with a lightsaber meetup on Saturday, May 4th! We will meet at 7:00 PM PT in front of the TIE Echelon. Please arrive promptly, as photos may start any time after the meetup time.

Please follow instructions from all SWGEDiscord volunteers as well as all Disney Parks cast members. Our volunteers will help line you up at each location, give instructions on different photo poses, and provide crowd control for both sabers and spectators.

All lightsabers are welcome as long as they are not actual weapons. Per Disney Parks requirements, blasters are not allowed. We also encourage Batuu Bounds and other appropriate clothing as long as it meets the Disney Parks restrictions on costuming.

This lightsaber meetup is completely free but does require admission to Disneyland.

If you want to volunteer to help with the event, please post in the #Reservations-And-Meetups channel on our Discord server or via Direct Message on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

As a reminder, every member of our team is a volunteer. We do not hire or pay our crowd handlers, photographers, videographers, streamers, content creators, or even celebrities who attend our event.

Anyone is welcome to take personal photos or videos during the event.

Content creators are also welcome. Please check in with our volunteers at least 15 minutes early so we can help facilitate a spot for you during the event. However, we do request that you do not attempt to sell your content to event guests.

Here are a few reminders specific to this meetup:

  • Lightsaber dueling is strictly prohibited, and we will ask guests to leave.
  • Meet in front of the TIE Echelon promptly at 7:00 PM PT.
  • Depending on how many beings come, we may break into smaller groups.
  • Look for SWGEDiscord organizers and volunteers if you have questions.
  • As always, please be kind and respectful of both Disney cast members and SWGEDiscord volunteers.
  • If you see something or feel uncomfortable, please talk to a SWGEDiscord volunteer.

If this is your first lightsaber meetup, here is what you can expect in terms of the photos:

  • Photos usually take 30 to 60 minutes.
  • We kindly ask that you wait until both SWGEDiscord and Disney’s Photopass photographers are done before taking photos. SWGEDiscord volunteers will direct you when you can take your photos.
  • We will share Photopass codes or photos as soon as possible.
  • Photos from SWGEDiscord photographers are usually available within a week.
  • Photos and Photopass codes are posted on the SWGEDiscord, the SWGEDiscord Facebook Event and Group pages, and the SWGEDiscord Twitter and Instagram accounts as soon as possible.

What Is a Lightsaber Meetup?

A lightsaber meetup is a fan gathering to celebrate lightsabers. The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord group is best known for hosting lightsaber meetups in the Disney Parks and at some Star Wars-related conventions. However, we are not the only group that hosts meetups.

Each meetup is a fun and safe environment to show off lightsabers and talk about Star Wars with other fans. While they are the focus of the event, you do not need a lightsaber to participate in the events. We also encourage cosplays, Batuu bounds, or other Star Wars themed clothing.

We coordinate our events with the Disney Parks events team or convention organizers in advance. Our lightsaber meetups are always free, but you may need to pay to attend events at the Disney Parks or certain conventions. Ticketing requirements are outlined in each event listing.

Our team is comprised entirely of volunteers. No one is paid or compensated to work or appear at our events. This includes our event coordinators, crowd handlers, photographers, videographers, streamers, content creators, and celebrities. Also, we are not compensated for hosting our events.

For complete details, see our ultimate guide to lightsaber meetups.

What Is the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord?

The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord is a fan-run group celebrating all things Star Wars and Disney parks. Perhaps best known for hosting lightsaber meetups at Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Disney World, the SWGEDiscord is a family-friendly and inclusive space where fans can discuss all aspects of Star Wars and Galaxy’s Edge safely.

In addition to our saber meetups, we host in-person and virtual events, including a book club, watch and listening parties, trivia nights, and more. Our Discord server has channels dedicated to planning your visit to Galaxy’s Edge on either coast, the latest stock updates, and talking about your favorite Star Wars shows, movies, books, and comics.


May 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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