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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opening Night Event Planned For Disney Springs AMC Theatres in Florida

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

UPDATE: Tickets have sold out for this event. Please keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more coverage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Are you counting down the days to the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Today we’re happy to share details of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opening Night Event, a special ticketed event that’s planned for Thursday, December 17 at the Walt Disney World Resort for those who want to be among the first to see the new film and celebrate with fellow fans.


Starting at AMC Disney Springs 24 between 7 and 8 p.m., guests of the Opening Night Event will have a confirmed seat at the first few public showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and then enjoy a private after-hours party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios until 2 a.m. The party will include access to the new Star Wars Launch Bay exhibit, the Star Tours – The Adventures Continue attraction, and a DJ dance party. The night will be highlighted with the preview of a new fireworks spectacular set to the iconic “Star Wars” score. Event attendees will also get a commemorative souvenir event ticket. Guests of the Event are encouraged to come dressed in costume showing allegiance to the light side or dark side of the Force. Please see the Costume Guidelines in the FAQs.

The newest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer will debut in ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” Monday, October 19, during halftime of the National Football League (NFL) game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. Tune in to ESPN to watch the premiere of the final trailer or join your fellow Star Wars fans at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA to watch the trailer on a giant screen outside AMC Downtown Disney 12 theatres. The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. counting down to the trailer release.

Following the trailer launch, tickets to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opening Night Event will be on sale. For tickets to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opening Night Event at Walt Disney World Resort, visit amctheatres.com/starwarswdw to purchase.

Here are some important FAQs for the event.

This film is not yet rated. The number of tickets available is limited. Event may sell out early. Tickets are valid only on specific Event date and hours. Entertainment, ticket types, entitlements and prices subject to change and cancelation without notice. Tickets are nontransferable. Star Tours© Disney/Lucasfilm, Ltd. Star Wars: TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. As to Disney properties/artwork: ©Disney.


  • WOO HOO I AM IN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I cannot get the site pulled up!

  • I have been on the sight on my computer and cell phone from 8:30 and still waiting please help;DEB

  • I got as far as the checkout on the AMC website and input my credit card information and everything, and hit submit….and now, nearly 20 minutes later, it’s still loading! WHYYYYYYYYYYY!?

  • Going through the same thing. Had my tickets in the cart several times and it would crash!!!

  • Has anyone been able to purchase tickets to the event? I haven’t been able to get through.

  • I’ve had tickets in my checkout 4 times now (total of 12 tickets) and everytime, I have entered my payment information and then it stalls out and my order expired! I’m only trying to get 3 tix!

  • Does this price include park admission or is that seperate?

  • I desperately want to attend. Will there be a notice posted when the tickets sell out? If I have no chance of getting in, I hate to sit inpatiently at my computer trying to get tickets.

  • Im like really upset. First of all, it went on sale early…nearly 1 hour before halftime. I was in the AMC site and in the queue and ready to get my tickets for this WDW event for SW…then it crashed. What can AMC and Disney for me?

  • Will a Hollywood Studios ticket have to be purchased to attend the after hours event at Hollywood Studios? Some of the party has Annual passes and some do not.

  • Will Launch Bay open prior to this event or will this be a chance to see it before the public? Does the check-in correspond to anything (seat, etc)? I’m not understanding if there’s anything significant about check in other than getting credentials?

  • Will AMC Disney Springs be participating in the seven movie Star Wars marathon? I don’t see it currently listed in the participating theaters.

  • Please clarify: will line positions be assigned based on check-in times or will people begin queueing at 8a?

  • Are we reserving tickets only or do we get to reserve a seat?

  • Hi! I would also REALLY love to know if we can purchase using AMC and/or Disney gift cards. So excited for this!

  • Will we get to choose our own seats for the movie prior or will we choose seats when we check in day-of?

  • Love the link wording! We booked the Minnie dinner and Osborne light dessert party that night. Wondering if I can buy tickets but just attend the party at HS?

  • Ticket prices can be found on the FAQ page:
    Why does the price for this event vary?
    Ticket prices reflect a variety of format options for the movie, including 2D ($94.99), 3D ($98.99) and 3D ETX ($99.99).

  • Can passholders buy tickets early?

  • Will the movie be closed captioned so those we are hearing impaired can use the appropriate device to follow the movie? My husband can’t use the amplified devices, he needs the closed captioning.

  • Be sure and read the FAQ Link but as far as pricing here is that piece: Why does the price for this event vary?
    Ticket prices reflect a variety of format options for the movie, including 2D ($94.99), 3D ($98.99) and 3D ETX ($99.99).

  • My family and I are going to be a WDW the weekend of December 11th-13th. Any chance the Star Tours, Season of the Force, Launch Bay, and the fireworks show will be open that weekend? I understand that all of the above will be open in November at Disneyland but have not seen any updated plans for WDW. We wanted to see if we would get to experience them too at WDW that weekend of Dec 11th-13th. Thank you.

  • How much are the tickets?

  • Can you please give us an idea of which CHARACTERS might be there? Thanks!!!

  • Wow! I hope you guys can have a Star Wars event and/or events like this at Disneyland too.

  • “This is not the page you are looking for”
    Only Disney could figure out how to make the most anticipated movie in YEARS even bigger!

    Gonna have to do some Jedi mind tricks on my bank account and get down there for this!

  • I’m hoping to get tickets at Disney Springs’ AMC Dine-In Theatres, due to really enjoying those theatres and liking the reserved seating option they provide; will Dine-In Theatre tickets be part of this package, or are they separate from the Opening Night Event offerings?

  • What time do the tickets go on sale tomorrow?

    • Hi John, tickets will be on sale tonight following the trailer launch at amctheatres.com/starwarswdw

  • Thanks Tom. Any word on if a similar event will be held at the Disneyland Resort?

    • Sure, Steve. The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Opening Night Event is exclusive to the Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Wish I could be in Disney Springs for this! I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much but this film may be one of the most significant events in human history.

  • Can this event be purchased with AMC gift cards, Disney gift cards, or strictly credit cards?

    • Great question, Tammy. You can purchase using an AMC gift card, since they’re sold through the AMC site, as well as credit cards. Thanks.

  • My question is the same as Jeff’s.

  • How much will the tickets for this event be?

  • Any chance this will be happening in Downtown Disney at Disneyland??

  • Those of you who keep saying the link doesn’t work should probably read the reply from Thomas Smith which clearly states the link will be active once the trailer plays at halftime during the Monday Night Football game.

  • When will Star Wars Launch Bay open to the public?

  • First…guys- read the article…the tickets are not on sale yet so the link format work.

    Second- as Daniel asked, can you do the after party if you do the marathon or can you only do the after party if you do the one movie?

  • Everyone!! The link doesn’t work because they are not on sale yet. “Following the trailer launch, tickets to the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Opening Night Event will be on sale.” The trailer launches tomorrow at halftime during the football game.

  • Will there be a Disney Parks Blog Meet up that is similar to the opening night ticket?

  • We will be at Disneyland on Thursday night. Will there be a Star Wars event st Disneyland? Thank you.

  • Sounds like the tickets for the event won’t go on sale until the actual movie tickets do, which should be sometime after the trailer premiere during half-time. Can anyone from the blog confirm that?

  • First, guys- read the article. The link doesn’t work because tickets aren’t on sale yet.

    Second- any word on whether or not ithe after party will be attached to the marathon as well? Or will all the marathoners be missing out on the after party?

  • I think the link will be valid after the trailer premieres.

  • The link doesn’t work

  • What time will the tickets go on sale??

  • Do we need to wait until the trailer is released or will this package be available at 12:01 AM?

  • The FAQ isn’t clear. Are you reserving ALL tickets for the first showings exclusively for people going to this event? Or will you still be able to buy a ticket for the first showings at AMC without buying into this after hours party?

  • The ticket link for the opening night even leads to a dead page.

    • Hi Rebecca, the AMC event page will activate and tickets be on sale on Monday, October 19 following the release of the trailer.

  • Can you take part in both the marathon and the after hours party?

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