Star Wars stage show, fireworks enhancements and more coming soon to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by Banks Lee

New Star Wars Nighttime Spectacular Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World is set to debut more Star Wars-themed entertainment at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, including one of the most elaborate fireworks and projection shows in the park’s history.

Just in time for spring, that galaxy far, far away will be closer than ever with the April 4 arrival of the new Star Wars live entertainment experience called Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away and a First Order stormtrooper procession. And to kick off summer, the park is launching a new nightly fireworks and projection show called Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.

These new Star Wars entertainment elements join the other recently-added Star Wars experiences.


Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away: This new live stage show celebrates moments from the Star Wars saga with live vignettes featuring Star Wars characters, such as Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Darth Maul. The show will take place multiple times each day at the Center Stage area near The Great Movie Ride.

Stormtroopers march: At various times each day, Captain Phasma will lead a squad of First Order Stormtroopers as they march in formation from Star Wars Launch Bay to the Center Stage area in a demonstration of the First Order’s strength.


Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular: As the next generation of the current Star Wars-inspired fireworks show, this nightly show, will light up the sky with Star Wars-themed fireworks, lasers, light projections and other special effects combined with Star Wars-themed music and characters and scenes from throughout the saga.

Through these state-of-the-art special effects that project onto the nearby Chinese Theatre and other surrounding buildings, guests will gaze at the twin suns of Tatooine, push through a field of battle droids, navigate through an asteroid field, soar down the trench of the Death Star and deliver the final blow to destroy Starkiller Base. The show, which will unfold through a series of acts, will be punctuated by a tower of fire as well as powerful spotlight beams that create lightsabers in the sky.

These latest Star Wars experiences join other new Star Wars elements recently launched at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, such as Star Wars Launch Bay. Since its debut in December, Star Wars Launch Bay has become the central location where guests immerse themselves in the Star Wars saga through themed galleries, large-scale artifacts and Star Wars character encounters, including recently-added Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

And more Star Wars experiences are on the way with the upcoming Star Wars-themed lands planned for Walt Disney World and Disneyland in California.

First Order Stormtroopers from Force Awakens patrol outside Star Wars Launch Bay
Kylo Ren arrives at Disney World in Star Wars Launch Bay

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