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Star Wars: Galactic Nights Event Returning

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Star Wars: Galactic Nights

Earlier this year, Disney rolled out the first ever Star Wars: Galactic Nights event to correspond with Star Wars Celebration. It appears as though that wasn’t the only time that event would take place, as it is returning this December to tie in with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This event is the ultimate one for a Star Wars fan. It will take place on December 16 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios 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.

Here’s what you can expect to experience at the Star Wars: Galactic Nights event:

Rebel Base

The Rebel Base will serve as the Star Wars: Galactic Nights event hub. Here, Guests will find a DJ dance party, as well as being the home for ongoing event information, hosted shows, interactive moments and more!

Epic Theater

Don’t miss this one-night-only panel discussion called “Inside the Saga: A Galaxy in the Making” about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This unique event will be taking place multiple times throughout the evening at The Epic Theater and will be the place where you learn about exciting developments about the new expansion opening in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks Show

During Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, you’ll see and hear and feel the music, magic and characters from the Saga as they light up the night complete with state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, pyrotechnics and more. Prior to the fireworks, there will be an exclusive interactive pre-show on the main stage.

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away gives Guests the chance to see characters like Kylo Ren, Chewbacca and BB-8 recreate some of the Saga’s most famous scenes—right before your eyes! The show, which takes place in front of the Chinese Theater includes clips featuring standout moments from the Saga, as well as character appearances onstage from Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and many more.

Jedi Training

Small ones will have the ability to o test their abilities during Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. During the show, they will learn how to use the Force and their lightsabers to face the evil forces of the Dark Side.

Jedi Recruitment Package

Young padawans will have chance to receive an enhanced Jedi-training experience. This special limited-time package includes:

  • Enrollment for one youngling in one show of Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple robe
  • Official Star Wars lightsaber
  • Personalized name badge
  • Exclusive Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple t-shirt
  • Picture with a Jedi Master—available via free digital download

The cost is $149.95, plus tax. To book a package, please call (407) WDW-PLAY.

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Character Opportunities

During the Star Wars: Galactic Nights event, you will also be able to come face to face with some of your favorite Star Wars characters. 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 furry inhabitants.
  • 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.
  • AWR Trooper Sightings: Spy these black armor-clad operatives scanning for rebels in the Animation Courtyard.
  • Characters at Star Wars Launch Bay: Guests will be able to meet BB-8, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, and Darth Vader.

Photo Opportunities

Step into iconic Star Wars scenes throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios where you will discover 3-dimensional photo opportunities throughout the park. You will be able to act out your very own mini-scene or capture a heartfelt message and post your moment on social media during the event.

Guests will also be able to pose in front of Star Wars-themed backdrops depicting popular scenes from the entire Star Wars Saga. Each backdrop will play an important role in the event’s interactive Seize the Saga.

Galactic Tasting Sampler

During Star Wars: Galactic Nights, savor Star Wars-themed food and drinks as you taste your way around the galaxy. Tasting-sized sips and bites inspired by the stories and characters of Star Wars will be available at various locations throughout the park. With the Galactic Tasting Sampler, you can choose 5 of these items, which may include:

  • Lightsaber churros
  • Root Leaf Stew
  • Character cupcakes
  • Charcuterie plates featuring C3PO crackers
  • Specialty beverages

The Galactic Tasting Sampler is $30 per person, including tax.

Skywalker Vineyards Wine Seminar

Enjoy a seminar discussing Skywalker Vineyards. Guests will learn about the wine making process and have the ability to purchase tasting samples. Attendees of this free-admission experience will also have the opportunity to purchase full bottles to savor at home.


Attractions available throughout the Star Wars: Galactic Nights event include:

  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – Be on the lookout for Star Wars Character encounters taking place in-and-around Star Tours
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Walt Disney Presents


Star Wars: Galactic Nights will last from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are available for $124 per child and $129 per adult (plus tax). Tickets can be purchased here.

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3 thoughts on “Star Wars: Galactic Nights Event Returning

  • I will be at Disney 17-20 November so will unfortunately miss the Star Wars Galactic Nights. I don’t see either March of the First Order or A Galaxy Far, Far Away being held while we are at Disney. Are they just not posted yet on the schedule? My grandson is a big Star Wars junkie so will try to do/see it all.

    • They may not have the schedule posted yet for March of the First Order/ A Galaxy Far, Far Away just yet. I haven’t heard that either will be down at that time of year.

  • So…$129 for stuff you can see normally at DHS, plus a fireworks pre-show and a discussion panel on SW:GE?
    Between this silliness and the 16th being the only night without a MVMCP in a four-day span, Magic Kingdom is going to be PACKED that night.

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