'Star Wars Galactic Nights' special event coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in December?

Sep 20, 2016 in "Star Wars Galactic Nights"

Posted: Tuesday September 20, 2016 4:49pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios is set to host another ticketed Star Wars event, timed to mark the opening of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."


Although not yet announced, sources tell us that the event will be called "Star Wars Galactic Nights," and will take place on December 17 2016.

If it does indeed go ahead, "Star Wars Galactic Nights" would follow on from last year's Star Wars The Force Awakens Opening Party. That event required purchasing tickets to The Force Awakens at AMC Disney Springs, and began immediately following the movie showings.

This year's event would begin at 8pm through to midnight, the day following the opening of the new "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" movie in theaters.

Entertainment last year included a DJ Dance Party, the first performance of Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks, Jedi Training Academy, and access to Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Tours, Rock n Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror.

Disney has not yet announced or confirmed the event, so as always, this information should be regarded as speculation until officially announced.

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Princess LeiaApr 19, 2017

I really want that poster :(

J. D.Apr 16, 2017

I don't believe so.

*Q*Apr 16, 2017

The Galactic Nights could be a good way to test some of these character interactions and such. There wouldn't be too many people in the park, and it would help guests feel they're getting good value out of their admission to the event.

Chet DakotaApr 16, 2017

They also talked about roaming droids, and characters that will talk to you and bring you into the story...offer you bounty hunter jobs, give you opportunities to support the First Order, etc. They have talked since the beginning about the roaming characters. They will be on the ground, among the guests.

sculljoeyApr 16, 2017

They said in the panel that the entertainment will be taking place on rooftops, ladders, etc. Could be out of reach for the guests

Chet DakotaApr 16, 2017

This is why I am skeptical of the roaming characters and immersive entertainment that they are promoting for SWL. It will be very crowded and people will interfere with the "show" because they will want pictures, autographs, etc. There will have to be tons of control over this. I would speculate that the "entertainment" will not last long before it gets abandoned.

I am TimmyApr 16, 2017

If this happens while I'm there in December I am absolutely doing this. I mean, my family is doing this. With me. Yessss......

drew81Apr 16, 2017

Don't think so. Paid them an appearance fee. That's it.

Kman101Apr 16, 2017

And many were already in town for the celebration so did Disney even fly any of them out?

drew81Apr 16, 2017

You guys really think they're going to fly in film talent for another night? No way. They won't do that. If they do more Galactic Nights no way those have the actors last night's did.

MisterPenguinApr 15, 2017

The next SW Celebration isn't until 2019, skipping 2018 according to their site: http://www.starwarscelebration.com/en/News-And-Media/Breaking-News/The-Next-Star-Wars-Celebration-Coming-to-Our-Galaxy-2019/ So, don't look to Celebration to trigger another Galactic Night event in 2018.

*Q*Apr 15, 2017

Ehhhh, that really wasn't the same event. Totally different entertainment and everything.

shipley731Apr 15, 2017

It's been done 3 times. They did this the last time Celebration was held in Orlando in 2011. I talked my husband into taking me. We had a great time. Saw George Lucas at the Star Wars / Indiana Jones mash up show. That was worth the price of admission alone to me. It also was great to ride Toy Story Mania as a walk on with no wait. Couldn't get down this time.

Much-Pixie-DustApr 15, 2017

Will post pics soon. We thought party was great and worth the money. Nice touches like red and blue churros, fun atmosphere, and a wide variety of offerings. The only glitch I encountered was meeting the Ewoks. They were trying to be roaming characters but people were bombarding them so they were moved to behind the railing beside the Star Tours queue. It was more like you were looking at them, like they were trapped. Totally not a Disney issue