Walt Disney World debuted a new special ticketed event on April 14 called Star Wars: Galactic Nights, and we have video recaps for those who missed the first one.
Unlike Star Wars Weekends, which was an all-day event included with park admission, Star Wars: Galactic Nights took place from 7 p.m. until midnight and required a special ticket. Disney has said they’ll hold future Galactic Nights, but no dates have been set. Take a look at our recap video of the event below.
Several celebrities from the Star Wars saga were on hand for Galactic Nights, taking part in a Stars in Cars motorcade and Inside the Saga talk show. Guests included Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Warwick Davis, Ray Park, Daniel Logan, Alan Tudyk, Vanessa Marshall and more.
Two of the park’s usual daytime Star Wars shows received surprise additions for the night. At Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, the Seventh Sister appeared for the first time without her mask on, taunting the young Padawans. In the A Galaxy Far, Far Away show, Rey made her Disney Parks debut during the finale with BB-8 and the rest of the show’s characters.
On top of the usual daytime March of the First Order, a new Imperial March took place featuring several Stormtroopers and Darth Vader.
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was also transformed into a Star Wars Edition for the event, featuring a special soundtrack and star-field visuals throughout the ride.
In addition to all of the above, guests at Galactic Nights were able to experience unique photo-ops around the park, see several character appearances including BB-8 and the Death Troopers, collect stickers to add to their credential that displayed a special message before the fireworks, and get some specialty-themed food and beverage just for the event. (See the recap video at the top.)