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New Star Wars: Galactic Nights Special Event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Star Wars: Galactic Nights

If you are a Star Wars fan, the ultimate event will be taking place this April at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Star Wars: Galactic Nights will occur on April 14 and invites Guests to celebrate the beloved Star Wars franchise. Star Wars: Galactic Nights Guests will be invited to dress as their favorite character while attending this family-friendly event, as well as experience fun and exclusive Star Wars activities and events.

Rebel Base

Guests will start at the Rebel Base, found at the center of the par, which will serve as the event hub. There will be multiple shows, events, and dance parties. Here, Guests will experience stunning, interactive projection featuring iconic Star Wars scenery.  Guests will also be able to experience “The Star Wars Show” on Location, where you’ll be able to join the hosts of the popular show while they film their weekly program. You will also be able to experience Celebrate the Saga where you’ll have the opportunity to take off on an interactive journey that chronologically celebrates the milestones of Star Wars.

Epic Theater

Guests will be able to watch “Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show.” Here they will be able to learn more about the making of Star Wars films. After a brief pre-show warm-up featuring the hosts of “The Star Wars Show,” You will be able to hear from a Star Wars cast member. Or catch “Inside the Saga – Behind the Magic” where following a pre-show with the hosts of the Star Wars Show, you will be able to learn what it takes to make some the film’s most beloved moments, as a crew member explains all that goes into bringing the world to life.

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Photo and Character Opportunities

You won’t want to miss your chance at getting unique photos that revolve around the Star Wars world. Backdrops will include Han Solo cast in carbonite, Jabba the Hutt’s Palace, the Hoth Wampa Cave and more.

During the event, you will also be able to come face to face with some of your favorite Star Wars characters, including some that are appearing at Walt Disney World for the very first time. Experiences will include:

  • Stormtroopers on Patrol: As you board your shuttle at Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, you may come face-to-face with Imperial Stormtroopers patrolling the embarkation ramps in pursuit of a Rebel spy.
  • Ewok Encounter: While walking through the forest of Endor en route to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, you’ll have an encounter with the Ewoks.
  • Imperial March: Make way for Darth Vader as he leads a battalion of Stormtroopers down Hollywood Boulevard during a dramatic Imperial March to the event stage
  • March of the First Order:  Captain Phasma will lead her squad of Stormtroopers up Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Characters at Star Wars Launch Bay: Visit the Cantina for a chance to interact with Boba Fett. You may even possibly meet Darth Vader too!

Galactic Nights Stars in Cars Motorcade

This procession will welcome in Star Wars celebrities down Hollywood Blvd.

Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt

Guests will be challenged to collect Star Wars-themed pieces at the multiple photo backdrops throughout the park.  During the Seize the Saga Scavenger Hunt, you’ll need to find 8 takeaway clues located at each of the photo backdrops locations. After gathering the clues, Guests like you will be encouraged to act out your very own mini scene or capture a heartfelt message about your love for Star Wars. You will then be able to post your moment on social media.

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Guests will be able to experience this stage show that features clips of the best moments from the film saga as well as character moments on stage, including Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and more.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

Enjoy this popular fireworks spectacular to end the night. Special for the event will be an special interactive pre-show on the main stage.

Select Attractions Available

During the evening, Guests will be able to enjoy the following attractions:

  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid

The Star Wars: Galactic Nights event will also include AWR Trooper sightings, roaming droids, Star Wars-themed food and beverage options, special merchandise and much more. The event will be held at the park from 7 p.m.-midnight and ticket costs $129 plus tax for adults (ages 10 and up) and $124 plus tax for children (ages 9 and under). There is a Disney Vacation Club and Passholder discount available. Tickets for Star Wars: Galactic Nights are extremely limited, book them here or call 407-827-7036 for more information.

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9 thoughts on “New Star Wars: Galactic Nights Special Event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Woe to him who dons the Boba Fett costume. People will swarm that, especially given that most of the other things listed are regular DHS things.

  • It’s a one night thing because Star Wars Celebration, the largest Star Wars con around, is in town that weekend. They’re trying to pull in the con attendees.

  • $5 less for kids? Isn’t that a bit odd? Why not keep the tickets at the same price?

    • I’m sure it’s some kind of marketing calculus. It’s clear that children take up almost the same amount of park resources as adults, but people are used to children being cheaper. They just have to strike the right balance of not turning people away who would be offended by children costing the same and making just as much money off the ticket.

  • Is it just me, or is it a little weird that Galactic “Nights” is a one-night-only event?

    • Not gonna lie…thought the same thing. It’s almost like it’s a test. If it does well, they’ll roll it out to more nights. If it’s a flop, well then, no harm, no foul. Only one night is impacted.

      • …not to mention that “Galactic Gala” is such an obviously better name anyway :-).

      • A poster on another forum with access to the cast HUB noted that the cast FAQ specifically points out it will be a returning event at other times. Likely candidates are Star Wars day and when ep VIII premieres so we’ll see.

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