Star Wars: Galactic Nights

March of the First Order [© Disney. All rights reserved]
March of the First Order [© Disney. All rights reserved]

To celebrate 40 years of Star Wars, a new after hours event called “Star Wars: Galactic Nights” is happening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on April 14 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and midnight. Regular theme park admission is not required and usually with these kinds of events, you can enter the park a couple of hours before the event starts.

Entry is by special ticket only and costs $129.00 plus tax for adults and $124 plus tax for children aged 3 to 9. Ticket numbers are strictly limited.

The event centres around the Yavin Rebel Base hub in the centre of the park where you will find hosted shows and dance parties.

A special “Galactic Nights Stars in Cars Motorcade” welcome the Star Wars celebrities down Hollywood Blvd.

Darth Vader will lead a battalion of stormtroopers along Hollywood Blvd in the “Imperial March” to the event stage at the Rebel Base. Also look out for Captain Phasma and the First Order stormtroopers in the “March of the First Order”.

There are a number of special Star wars photo opportunities including the first appearance of the newest droid, BB–8, Hans Solo cast in carbonite, the Hoth Wampa Cave and the Palace of Jabba the Hut.

The “Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show” runs multiple times at the Epic Theater and is hosted by Vanessa Marshall, the voice of Hera Syndulla from the animated TV series, Star Wars Rebels. She takes you behind the scenes of the latest Star Wars film, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. The pre-show features Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni.

There are iconic dimensional photo backdrops representing each of the Star Wars films where you can also take part in the “Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt”. Here guests of all ages can hunt for eight themed Star Wars pieces that combine to create a unique keepsake, the plans for the Death Star.

A special stage show, “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” combines some of the best movie clips with on-stage character appearances including Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.

Not forgetting the evening light and firework show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” to close the event.

Keep an eye out for roaming characters and droids from the Star Wars films including Boba Fett and Ewoks.

During the event a number of attractions will remain open including the Star Wars Launch Bay and Star Tours - The Adventures Continue simulator ride. Other attractions include 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 and of course there will be special merchandise and food on offer.

Note that costumes are allowed but you need to check the specific Disney costume rules for the event (opens in a new window).

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