• Mark Hamill surprises riders on Disneyland's Star Tours

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    ANAHEIM, Calif. -

    Star Tours at Disneyland is a rush for any “Star Wars” fan, but riders at the California theme park had a special thrill when Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, surprised a car-load of fans before ride-launch, KABC reported.

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    A Disney castmember delayed the ride momentarily for a “special passenger,” adding “Oh, and the force is strong with this one.”

    Hamill walked in to cheers and screams.

    While the fans themselves were surprised and many had a dream come true, Hamill also said he had a dream realized with the magical moment.

    The latest installment of the “Star Wars” franchise, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits theaters Dec. 15.

    This isn’t the first time a big star surprised fans at Disneyland. In April, Johnny Depp donned his Captain Jack Sparrow costume and blended in with the animatronics on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

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