State Sen. Ling Ling Chang poses for a selfie with a hot air balloon shaped like Yoda of Star Wars, outside the Capitol Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Chang, a Southern California Republican whose district is near Disneyland, joined other lawmakers in declaring May 4 as "Star Wars Day."(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Legislature declares May 4 'Star Wars Day'

May the fourth officially be with you.

May 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — 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.

A pair of Storm Troopers of Star Wars fame, watch lawmakers in action from the gallery of the state Senate Chambers Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. The California Legislature voted to declare May 4 as "Star Wars Day."(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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