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Star Wars: Galactic Nights Special Event Heading to Disney’s Hollywood Studios April 14

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Attention Star Wars fans –Star Wars: Galactic Nights, a new Hollywood-inspired special event will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on April 14. Come dressed as your favorite character and celebrate forty years of Star Wars milestones.

Be sure to also get your tickets to Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center, April 13-16, 2017. Click here for more info.

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Park access and activities will be limited to Star Wars: Galactic Nights event ticket holders only. Here’s a taste of what’s on tap:

  • Rebel Base Activities – The Rebel Base will serve as the event hub with multiple events, hosted shows, Star Wars dance parties and more taking place in the center of the park.
  • Watch “Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show” – Catch a celebrity chat show in Epic Theater to learn more about the making of Star Wars films.
  • Can’t miss Star Wars photo ops – Don your Star Wars finest (see costume guidelines here) and enjoy iconic Star Wars backdrops, including Han Solo cast in carbonite, Jabba the Hutt’s Palace, the Hoth Wampa Cave and more.
  • Galactic Nights Stars in Cars Motorcade – This procession will welcome in Star Wars celebrities down Hollywood Blvd.
  • Imperial March & March of the First Order – Get your cameras ready for the arrival of the dark side. Darth Vader will lead a battalion of stormtroopers on a dramatic march down Hollywood Blvd to the Event Stage. Captain Phasma will also lead a unit of First Order stormtroopers through the park, pausing to give a demonstration of power and strength.
  • Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt – Event Guests are challenged to collect Star Wars themed pieces at the photo backdrops throughout the park, revealing a surprise when all items have been collected.
  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away – Watch high-energy clips of the best moments from the film saga juxtaposed with character moments on stage, featuring Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and more.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular– The skies will come alive with the power of the Force, as the park’s popular Star Wars-themed nighttime spectacular lights up the night.

Other popular attractions will be open, including Star Wars Launch Bay. Additional offerings will include the chance to experience Star Tours-The Adventures Continue attraction, AWR Trooper sightings, roaming droids, Star Wars-themed F&B, special merchandise and much more.

The event will be held at the park from 7 p.m.-midnight. The Star Wars: Galactic Nights ticket costs $129 plus tax for adults and $124 plus tax for children ages 9 and under. Disney Vacation Club and Passholder discount available. Tickets are extremely limited, so click here or call 407-827-7036 for more information or to book now.

Entertainment is subject to change without notice.


  • Is there anyway to get tickets now?

  • Do you know if they will be selling tickets the day of the event and what time they will be selling them? Why did they cap this when they never capped a Star Wars Weekend?

  • Is there a possibility that some Star Wars “stars” would attend this event as well since they are at the Orange County Convention Center anyways? That would be awesome!

  • I’m so sad that tickets were sold out the day I was looking to purchase them. Is there any chance I could still find them through Disney because of people canceling?

  • I’m so sad it sold out literally the day I was going to buy it. Are there any chances that Saturday could be added??

  • Hi
    I purchased tickets for Star Wars night and costumes but now it says ‘No masks’
    . Please can you confirm. When you ring your help line no-one knows anything about this event.

  • Reservations for Star Wars Galatic Nights Dessert Party cannot be booked past March 28th. Is the show cancelled after this event or will it be opened up for reservations?

  • Got tickets already! I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it. Our boys will be so surprised!! They don’t know this special event yet! They just thought we are visiting their grandparents in GA. Can’t wait!!!??

  • Can adults wear their Jedi robes during this special event?

  • Are there any dining locations open during Galactic Nights? I am unable to book a dining reservation.

  • 2 Questions – 1. Any chance you will do the Indiana Jones/Star Wars Stunt Spectacular crossover event from Last Tour to Endor, and 2. What kind of exclusive merchandise will be available? I’m hoping at least for a unique T-Shirt. Thanks!

  • Why is this under the Disneyland Resort Blog when all of the events are in Orlando? This may confuse DLR fans.

  • We will be arriving June 1st. We have the fantasmic package. If one of these nights fall on our only night at HS what happens to our fantasmic reservations?

    • Right now, only one date has been determined – April 14.

  • This doesn’t include food…it has to be purchased extra correct?

    • This does not include food.

  • I hope this event is still going on when we visit in November! This looks awesome and I really hope I can attend in November 🙂 Disney Parks Blog is the Best!

    • Star Wars Galactic Nights will return for select dates and we look forward to sharing more information in the future.

  • Taryn –

    Andrew is correct. “Star Wars Galactic Nights” is one night only. April 14th.

    The part you are referring to – April 13th through 16th – is talking about Star Wars Celebration at the convention center.

  • Hard to justify over $500 for my family to experience basically the same thing that used to be included with regular park admission at Star Wars Weekends.

  • Andrew — the event is not one night. It says the tickets are available for purchase from the 13th through the 16th, so I would imagine it would at least run through the 16th.

  • I hope this is not being considered as a long-term replacement for SWW. We gave up our annual passes because of the lack of multi-weekend, included with admission SWW and Osbourne Lights.

  • I’m in!

    • 🙂

  • If you purchase tickets for this event, can you get into Hollywood Studios earlier than 7? I know that if the Mickey Christmas Party starts at 7, you can get into Magic Kingdom at 4. The tickets are pricey and early admittance might sweeten the deal.

    • Guests can enter as early as 5 p.m. with a Galactic ticket.

  • Why is it called Galactic “Nights” when it’s a one-night-only event?

  • Will there be discounted evening tickets for the other parks like at the last SW Celebration in Orlando?

  • Bring back D-Tech Me for this!

  • Basically it’s what was offered at Star Wars Weekends before it was taken away.

    But this is cool.

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