Lightsaber Vigil Planned to Honor Carrie Fisher in Downtown Disney

Carrie Fisher signs copies - new book The Princess Diarist - November 28, 2016-Getty-H 2016
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A longtime 'Star Wars' fan decided to host the event on Wednesday to pay tribute to Princess Leia: "I hope Disney lets us in."

A "lightsaber vigil" has been organized to honor the memory of Carrie Fisher at Disneyland's Downtown Disney District on Wednesday night. 

A Facebook event promoting the gathering was created and shared with over 800 fans invited. The vigil is planned for 7 p.m. PT in front of the now closed House of Blues. 

Fans and supporters are encouraged to bring their own glowing lightsaber toys to the meet-up in honor of Fisher's iconic role in the Star Wars films as Princess Leia Organa. Currently, hundreds of fans have said they plan attend on the event's official Facebook page.

Jeff Rowan, who organized the vigil, told The Hollywood Reporter of his decision to create the event: "Last night at about 11:00 I decided to go ahead and make an event myself and see if anything would happen," he said. "In all honesty, The Empire Strikes Back was the first movie I ever went to see in the theater and to this day Star Wars has played a huge part in my life. I hope Disney lets us in."