You are not alone….you are not alone…(keep repeating this to yourself).
Every year when the fourth of May comes around, every Star Wars fan across the globe and at Disney Parks especially rejoices. The Star Wars Day comes from a pun based on the phrase “May the Force be with you,” which is spoken at least 1,836,730,937 times a year throughout the fanbase and at Star Wars fan conventions.
And all that may be excellent news to some people. But what do you do when you loathe Star Wars for one reason or another? Maybe you hate the silliness of space travel; perhaps your children are obsessed with the Millennium Falcon to a degree that drives you batty, or maybe your ex left you because you refused to dress up as Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, or Jabba the Hutt (for whatever reason…no judgment).
But if you’re visiting Walt Disney World as a Guest that day (or month), it can be a little bit overwhelming and, dare I say, annoying if you are not a Star Wars fan. With that in mind, let’s explore some ways to enjoy Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Disney World still when you can’t stand lightsabers and Ewoks.
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Revenge of the Snack
Disney has recently announced a series of snacks they will offer for their Star Wars-themed days. Yes, I know I mentioned this article was for those who hate Star Wars, but just listen. Imagine how satisfying it would feel to bite off the head of Darth Vader on a cupcake or indulge in an oatmeal cookie ice cream sandwich (A Wookie Cookie) while your friends or family wait in lines for hours because they couldn’t get a lightning lane pass.
Strike Back With a Shopping Spree
What kind of shopping spree? A Star Wars one! Again, this doesn’t sound like an antidote to Star Wars fatigue. But envision this scenario: you run into a shop (perhaps Resistance Supply or Droid Depot at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge). Next, you load your arms up with every last collectible Star Wars merchandise, pin, or apparel and buy it all. You may be stuck with a lot of unnecessary clothing, useless toys, and Jedi junk you don’t want. But you kept it out of the hands of a Star Wars fan! Besides, think of all the less fortunate people in the world. You can donate the clothing, toys, and other items to a noteworthy charity. Everyone wins! (except the die-hard Star Wars fan crowding up your days at Disney Parks.)
You can also try and avoid the entire area of that specific Disney theme Park dedicated to Star Wars. There’s plenty to do at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for those not interested in Star Tours, Galaxy’s Edge, or the Star Wars Launch Bay. Classic E-ticket attractions such as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Staring Aerosmith are great ways to help cope. Just before you drop on the tower or speed off on the rollercoaster, let yourself go to the dark side with a stress-relieving scream.
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A New Hope?
Unfortunately, Star Wars days at Walt Disney World will not be going away anytime soon. But perhaps someday, when Space X or Blue Origin master actual space travel, Star Wars-loving Disney World Guests (or haters) can blast off into a galaxy far, far away. In the meantime, though, we’ll all have to get along and share the same theme park.
At least until the next presidential election…