Opening night of the STAR WARS CELEBRATION in Anaheim kicked off with a boogielicious bang on Thursday, May 26 bringing the funk of fandom and Star Wars to the House of Blues Anaheim at the D23 GALACTIC DISCO NIGHT.
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Take one part disco, one part Star Wars and throw them together with a taco bar, cosplays, character appearances, and a DJ set from Mayer Hawthorne and you’ll see that this cantina was far from a hive of a scum and villainy. Take a full look at everything in our pictorial below. ENJOY!
Although we were invited to attend as media partners without charge, the general admission cost for D23 gold members was $62 while D23 general members paid $82. There was also an upgraded option upstairs for a VIP seating area overlooking the disco dance floor that cost $100.
A taco bar was included with chicken or mushroom options plus toppings, chips, and cookies. The full bar was open (guests had one voucher for a beer or wine) but the specialty cocktail of the night was fittingly full of surprise trouble with a mix of Tito’s Vodka, Blue Curacao, sweet and sour, and a cranberry float. There was a gift at the end of the night consisting of a Coke Starlight influencer box with a Coke Starlight t-shirt, bottle of soda, pair of glasses, and some D23 Galactic Disco Night buttons.
Whether you were looking to break a sweat and do the intergalactic hustle under the glow of a disco ball on the dance floor, gather with friends and catchup on all things Star Wars (including the brand-new Obi-Wan which dropped its episodes early that night), or participate in a few games and snap some pics with the likes of Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, or other inhabitants from a galaxy far, far away then the event had something to offer. As an off-shoot from the nearby Anaheim Convention Center and an unofficial kickoff to the party it proved to be a pretty fun way to rub elbows with fellow Disney fans.
Lord Vader with some Storm Trooper guards.
R2 and a Bith DJ were also on hand.
This could be any Tattooine bounty hunter but we’re fairly certain that this is actually princess Leia in disguise with a thermal detonator.