May the 4th is officially a holiday devoted to Star Wars, but only in California. The declaration by California's Legislature was made after a vote on Thursday.
Democratic Assemblyman Tom Daly proposed the resolution to tie in with this month's opening of a new Star Wars theme park at Disneyland. The resolution for May the 4th came to a vote and was passed before the death of Peter Mayhew was made public. It also recognized Disney for "decades-long record of enhancing the quality of life for people in California and beyond."
The new Star Wars attraction, Galaxy's Edge, is the largest single-site expansion in the park's history. It has the potential to generate annual revenue upwards of $14 million for Anaheim, where Disneyland is located.
Measuring 14 acres, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is an immersive experience that will transport visitors to the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu. The park opens May 31st at the Anaheim Resort, with the debut of the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland will open on May 31, with the Galaxy's Edge in Disney World launching three months later on August 29.