Happy Star Wars Day! Scenes from Star Wars Launch Bay in honor of May the 4th

Happy Star Wars Day! May the force be with you on this May the fourth!

This unofficial holiday first began in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister of Great Britain and her party placed an ad in the  London Evening News saying, "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations." This was not quiet two years after the original "Star Wars" premiered on May 25, 1977.

The political overtones of the day have faded, but the loyalty to the Force remains. May the fourth, or Star Wars Day, is a fun day to celebrate the franchise which transcends generations. I've literally grown up with Star Wars and had a great time with my family at the Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida earlier this spring. Here are a few of our favorite activities there.

There is much more to see and do there, and these are just a few of our favorites. Since we were there, the March of the First Order featuring Captain Phasma has been added, and I want to go back when the new nighttime show "Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular" this summer that is the fireworks and music, but kicked up several notches with state-of-the-art projections, lasers, and more special effects.

How are you celebrating Star Wars Day? May the Force be with you!

Star Wars fans will also love this post by ChicagoNow's Carrie Goldman recounting her family's visit to the set of The Force Awakens. Her eldest got to fly the Millennium Falcon!

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