California Legislature declares May 4 'Star Wars Day' in recognition of Disneyland theme park
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — 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.
UNSPECIFIED - JULY 11, 2016: In this handout illustration provided by Disney Parks/Lucasfilm, STAR WARS-THEMED LAND AT THE DISNEYLAND RESORT -- Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has released new artwork for the Star Wars-themed land being constructed at