Upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Nights to feature 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Apr 04, 2018 in "Star Wars Galactic Nights"

Posted: Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The upcoming May 27 Star Wars Galactic Nights event at Disney's Hollywood Studios will feature "Solo: A Star Wars Story"-inspired content.

First, actor Joonas Suotamo who plays Chewbacca in "Solo: A Star Wars Story," will make a special appearance at the event.

The event's Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away presentation will debut some new video moments from "Solo: A Star Wars Story." And the park's nighttime projection show, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, will debut a new action sequence from the film.

Pricing is $129 for adults and $124 ages 3-9. Discounts are available for Annual Passholders & DVC Members at $119 for adults, and $114 ages 3-9. You can purchase tickets online.

Star Wars: Galactic Nights is a Star Wars-themed event held after park hours from 7 p.m.-midnight. It celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with special entertainment, special photo opportunities, event-exclusive merchandise and F&B, and encounters with rarely seen characters that guests can only experience during Star Wars: Galactic Nights.

Here’s a look at other event offerings:

Star Wars: Galactic Destinations Projections Transform The Hollywood Tower Hotel – Visible on the Sunset Boulevard area of the park the facade of the Hollywood Tower Hotel will transform via stunning projection technology to showcase familiar locations from across the galaxy. Favorite film moments, special effects, lighting, and of course the stellar Star Wars cinematic score supports each galactic location moment all night long. Star Wars Galactic Destinations is currently an event exclusive.

Existing Star Wars Entertainment Will Debut New Enhancements – The park’s existing Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks and the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show will both debut new saga elements for the first time during Star Wars: Galactic Nights.

Special Photo Ops – Throughout the park, guests can step into immersive and iconic scenes from their favorite Star Wars films in a series of incredibly detailed photo locations. These special photo ops will only be available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Star Wars: Galactic Nights

Character Encounters – Expect to encounter Star Wars characters from throughout the galaxy. Guests will also be able to view an Imperial Stormtrooper March with Darth Vader.

Exclusive Food & Beverage offerings – Taste your way around the galaxy with specialty food and beverage offerings created for Galactic Nights.

Enjoy park attractions – Select attractions will be open to all guests – and some may even offer a special Star Wars twist on May 27 only.

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wannabeBelleMay 31, 2018

Star Wars Weekends were always amazing, I miss them!!! Marie

drod1985May 30, 2018

That's a bummer to hear this doesn't live up to SWW. I'm an enormous Star Wars fan but haven't gone to Galactic Nights yet because of the price tag. I'd rather spend that special ticketed event money on MVMCP or NSSH for my son. RIP Star Wars Weekends. Those were some of my favorite memories at WDW. I'm so glad I went for the final year.

Texas84May 30, 2018

Had fun but this thing was a bit of a mess. First of all, Star Wars Weekends was much better and I said that in the survey. The food was great, especially the porg drumstick. Chewy missed out. I couldn't get the viewing package online before the event but it was available during the event. The cashiers could only ring up one voucher food item at a time. The first cashier I encountered thought you could only get one item period then have to go back in line. After I asked a manager-looking type about this the cashier mysteriously disappeared. The lines for food were backed up most of the night. Highlights for me were Troopers in Star Tours, the fan made droids, walk-on TSMM, and the Galaxy's Edge presentation. RnRC was a disappointment. And as always, the CMs were outstanding. Well, except for the one confused cashier.

wdwmagicMay 29, 2018

Great pic!

MovieloverMay 29, 2018

Great pic! Warwick is such a charming individual. He was great to meet.

HauntedMansionFLAMay 29, 2018

Awesome picture. The weather turned out great. I was over at EPCOT :(

stichrulesMay 29, 2018

My wife and I were at Hollywood studios yesterday before the galactic nights started and we came across Warwick Davis and he agreed to do a selfie with us. One of the best things to happen to us

marni1971May 28, 2018

Last night.

spectromagic04May 28, 2018

The current show from the past couple weeks or last night?

marni1971May 28, 2018

The current show is the new format. IMHO for the better. It has comets from the remote launch location. Everything else is rooftop launched.

spectromagic04May 28, 2018

Last night for Galactic Nights they had absolutely no high pyro in the show. Did they officially cut the high pyro again in the show?

THE Monorail LimeMay 28, 2018


JohnDMay 24, 2018

OTOH, the forecast was revised to 90% chance of rain. Well, I'm going anyway with poncho in tow.

Texas84May 24, 2018

And the extra package is sold out.