May the fourth officially be with you.
The California Legislature voted Thursday to declare May 4 “Star Wars Day” in recognition of a Disneyland theme park slated to open later this month.
It’s a play on the Star Wars’ phrase “may the force be with you.” The resolution by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Daly says it’s the largest single-site expansion in the park’s history and could generate $14 million in tax revenue for the city of Anaheim annually.
The resolution also recognizes the Walt Disney Company’s “decades-long record of enhancing the quality of life for people in California and beyond.”
A charity group that dresses up as Stormtroopers are at the Capitol and a hot air balloon that looked like Yoda flew outside.
Assemblymember Tom Daly poses with @Disneyland Resort President Josh D'Amaro (and some special guests from the Galactic Empire) as the Assembly declares officially declares May 4th to be "Star Wars Day." pic.twitter.com/zdKCez754R
— Assembly Democrats (@AssemblyDems) May 3, 2019
Today is officially #StarWarsDay in California!
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) May 4, 2019
On Thursday, the CA State Senate declared May 4th as Star Wars Day. And yes, I was fangirling over Senator Mitchell and her awesome Princess Leia hair! #MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWarsDay2019 pic.twitter.com/rNRvNOQNo1
— Senator Ling Ling Chang (@L2ChangCA) May 4, 2019
— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) May 4, 2019