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Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May

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Disney is bringing back Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as a way to celebrate Solo: A Star Wars Story! This one night only event will take place on Sunday, May 27.

This event is the ultimate one for a Star Wars fan.  This family-friendly invites Guests to celebrate the beloved Star Wars franchise. Guests are invited to dress as their favorite character, 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!

Star Wars: Galactic Destinations Projections

These exclusive projections will transform The Hollywood Tower Hotel. They will be visible on the Sunset Boulevard area of the park. Watch as the facade of the Hollywood Tower Hotel transforms via projection technology to showcase familiar locations from across the galaxy. Favorite film moments, special effects, lighting, and of course the stellar Star Wars cinematic score supports each galactic location moment all night long. 


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. The show will debut new saga elements for the first time during Star Wars: Galactic Nights.

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. The show will debut new saga elements for the first time during Star Wars: Galactic Nights.

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.


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.
  • 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.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper March with Darth Vader: Vader will lead 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.

Galactic Tasting Sampler

Taste your way around the galaxy with specialty food and beverage offerings created for Galactic Nights. These bites and beverages are inspired by the stories and iconic characters of Star Wars.



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 will be on sale soon.

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