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    Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

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Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is Disney's Hollywood Studios fireworks show. There are essentially three "acts" in the show. The first act describes the Star Wars film phenomenon itself, so the show acknowledges the films and their place in Hollywood. That's different from how Disney characters are presented in Wishes or Fantasmic! The good news is that this fits perfectly with the theme of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, celebrating the magic of show business.

The second act puts the audience into the movies. The Star Wars galaxy envelopes the audience. Scenes and sound bites from every movie in the franchise thus far create a thorough tribute to Star Wars fandom. Different thematic montages showcase the various emotions and lessons that the entire collection of Star Wars films elicit. Admittedly the main body of the show may be difficult for anyone completely unfamiliar with Star Wars. However, the effects and elements of the show are impressive enough to make it enjoyable for everyone.

The final act brings it back to the movies themselves, as opposed to the stories. Elements of every movie poster are projected, piece by piece until the entire poster is shown. This happens movie by movie, in order of release. As the music builds a pair of clasped hands appears on the entrance of the Chinese Theater and then a beam of white light juts out from the top of the building to create the image of a lightsaber. It is the most iconic part of the show, a moment that is used in advertisements for the show. The crowded cheered at this moment. Immediately after the sky is filled with a bombardment of fireworks, an overwhelming finale.

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