• Sunday, December 16, 2018
Galactic Nights Returns to Hollywood Studios

Galactic Nights Returns to Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Galactic Nights is back for round two at Hollywood Studios on December 16 with special host Warwick Davis! The last Galactic Nights event was on April 13, and was such a hit among Star Wars enthusiasts that it will now run biannually at the park. In addition to the entertainment and activities offered at the April event, this month’s festivities will include a special look into the creation of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming to Hollywood Studios in 2019.

Attractions

In addition to detailed photo opportunities that recreate iconic scenes from the films and dance parties at the Rebel Base at the main stage, select attractions will be open to the public during Galactic Nights:

  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
  • TheTwilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Walt Disney Presents
Entertainment

Star Wars: a Galaxy Far, Far Away recreates iconic movie moments live on stage with special appearances from Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and more.

Inside the Saga: A Galaxy in the Making is a special panel discussion about the upcoming 14-acre park development that is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge featuring DavidCollins, Scott Trowbridge, Robin Reardon, Chriss Beatty, and Doug Chiang. Sneaks peeks of the project will be offered multiple times throughout the evening at the Epic Theater.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular will include a special interactive preshow exclusive to Galactic Nights prior to the state of the art projection show that ends with a fireworks finale above the Chinese Theater.

Between the stage shows and the nighttime spectacular, a DJ will be spinning a Star Wars Dance Party from the Rebel Base.

Character Encounters

In addition to BB-8, Kylo Ren, and Chewbacca, who are always ready for meet and greets the Star Wars Launch Bay, guests can find Stormtroopers patrolling for rebel spies at Star Tours.

You can also expect to come across armor-clad AWR troopers scanning Animation Courtyard for rebels and Ewoks in the Forest of Endor at Star Tours.

The Imperial March and the March of the First Order will make their way down Hollywood Boulevard during the event as well, with Darth Vader leading his army of Stormtroopers in a dramatic march down the street.

Food & Drink

The super-fan event will feature exclusive food and beverages throughout the park. Along with favorites like lightsaber churros several new sweet and savory snacks are being offered, such as shrimp and chorizo skewers inspired by the Wookies’ hearty diet and a Tatooince bisque inspired by the sandstorms and moisture farms of Tatooine. Guests can also indulge in sweet and crunchy popcorn based on the garbage chute scene from Episode IV. The popcorn is made up of cookies, caramel, pecans and chocolate.

Guests over 21 can try the Skywalker wine flight, which includes Sommita chardonnay , Sommita pinot noir, and pinot noir rosé, and for a non alcoholic option, there is Jettison juice which is watermelong lemonade served with a Death Star glow cube.

For $30, guests can purchase a Galactic Tasting Sampler featuring Lightsaber Churros, root leaf stew, and a charcuterie plate with C-3PO crackers.

Jedi Training

Young Jedi hopefuls can test their skills at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. With the help of Jedi Knights, recruits can learn how to properly use the force to wield powerful lightsabers. After extensive training, the students are challenged with facing off against the Dark Side.

Step up your jedi-in-training game with the Jedi Recruitment Package. For $150, kids can get a Jedi robe, lightsaber, personalized name badge, limited edition t-shirt, and a guaranteed spot in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple along with a keepsake photo with a Jedi Master.

Hollywood Studios will open to partygoers at 5 PM, and the official Galactic Nights festivities are scheduled to begin at 7 PM and last until the park closes at midnight. Costumes are encouraged from guests of all ages, but must follow Disney’s guidelines. Event tickets and other information can be found here, and discounted Disney World admission tickets can be found on tickets2you.com!

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