star wars galactic nights

With this year’s Star Wars Celebration taking place in Orlando, Florida, it was a given that Walt Disney World would take advantage of the number of Star Wars fans in town with a special event. And that special event is Star Wars: Galactic Nights, which will be hosted by the Hollywood Studios park on April 14 (smack dab in the middle of the Star Wars Celebration schedule). Here’s what’s on the schedule:

  • Rebel Base Activities – The Rebel Base will serve as the event hub with multiple events, hosted shows, Star Wars dance parties and more taking place in the center of the park.
  • Watch “Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show” – Catch a celebrity chat show in Epic Theater to learn more about the making of Star Wars films.
  • Can’t miss Star Wars photo ops – Don your Star Wars finest and enjoy iconic Star Wars backdrops, including Han Solo cast in carbonite, Jabba the Hutt’s Palace, the Hoth Wampa Cave and more.
  • Galactic Nights Stars in Cars Motorcade – This procession will welcome in Star Warscelebrities down Hollywood Blvd.
  • Imperial March & March of the First Order – Get your cameras ready for the arrival of the dark side. Darth Vader will lead a battalion of stormtroopers on a dramatic march down Hollywood Blvd to the Event Stage. Captain Phasma will also lead a unit of First Order stormtroopers through the park, pausing to give a demonstration of power and strength.
  • Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt – Event Guests are challenged to collect Star Wars themed pieces at the photo backdrops throughout the park, revealing a surprise when all items have been collected.
  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away – Watch high-energy clips of the best moments from the film saga juxtaposed with character moments on stage, featuring Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and more.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” – The skies will come alive with the power of the Force, as the park’s popular Star Wars-themed nighttime spectacular lights up the night.

Naturally, this is a separately ticketed event not included in a normal park admission and will set you back $129 per person. Tickets are on sale right now.

If you need a Star Wars fix right now, Disneyland is still all-in on the Season of the Force event (and probably will be until Star Wars Land opens in a few years). Inside the Magic has footage of new banners that have been installed in the park’s Tomorrowland section, many of which feature Rogue One characters like Jyn Erso, Orson Krennic, K-2SO, and Saw Gerrera (every kid’s favorite militant guerrilla terrorist).

Meanwhile, the European version of Season of the Force has officially kicked off at Disneyland Paris, with the Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration nighttime show being the chief highlight. You can watch the show for yourself in the video above, which consists of Star Wars imagery being projected on the 199-foot tall Tower of Terror attraction. For more details, Endor Express has a larger look at the overall event and how it came together.

Meanwhile, it’s full steam ahead on construction over at Disneyland’s Star Wars Land.

And because Disney and Star Wars are inseparable these days, Star Wars Day at Sea is returning to the Disney cruise line in 2018. Here’s how the official park blog describes this event, which is held on board the Disney Fantasy ship:

The event features a full day of Star Wars celebrations including a deck party spectacular with an extraordinary fireworks display, encounters with the galaxy’s most formidable and heroic characters, Star Wars-themed family and youth activities, unique food and beverage offerings and special merchandise.

A fan-organized tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, which included a trip to The Great Movie Ride (with its depiction of Singin’ in the Rain) to honor Reynolds and a ride on Star Tours to honor Fisher, became something more official when Disney found out and made the whole thing an official tribute. You can watch it above.

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