Mark Hamill gave Star Wars fans the thrill of a lifetime.
In celebration of the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in theaters Dec. 15), Hamill visited Disneyland Tuesday to surprise some unsuspecting guests. The actor’s destination: Star Tours in Tomorrowland. “The Captain did mention something about a special passenger,” a Disneyland cast member began. “Oh, and the Force is strong with this one. So, let me go and…”
Enter Hamill, who simply walked in and said, “Hello, everyone!”
As fans cheered and pulled out their iPhones to capture the moment, Hamill mimed an applause meter. “Now, wait a minute!” he said. “There’s no Star Wars fans here, are there?”
Hamill didn’t come dressed in Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Robes, similar to when Johnny Depp dressed up as Jack Sparrow to surprise fans on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in April. And unlike the cast of Descendants 2, he didn’t attempt to go incognito inside the park, either.
Instead, Hamill came as he was—and that was more than enough. “I am so happy to be here at Disneyland with you today,” he said. “The first time I came here, I was a little kid, and I used to daydream about someday working at Disney—so, thank you for making my dream come true.”
I wondered how long it would remain a secret… then you tweet it even before I got back to my hotel room! ?- mh
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) November 15, 2017
Hamill took a selfie with the group before joining them for the ride.
Afterward, several lucky fans shared footage of the experience on social media. “Is that the ultimate goal, though? Riding Star Tours with Mark Hamill?” vlogger Tiffany Mink asked in her YouTube video. “You can’t do more!” Her friend and fellow vlogger, Leo Camacho, was just as wowed by Hamill. “How do you follow that up?” he asked. “That was crazy, guys. What a day.”
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