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Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars: Galactic Nights Happening April 14

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Will you join us on April 14 for the first-ever Star Wars: Galactic Nights event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? More details were just shared on this new Hollywood-inspired special evening, which will include celebrity chats, behind-the-scenes looks, attractions and much more.

BB-8 Vanessa Marshall

First, Vanessa Marshall, the voice of Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels, will serve as host of “Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show” and take you behind the scenes of the latest installment to the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This event-exclusive offering will take place multiple times throughout the event in the Epic Theater. You also won’t want to miss the Inside the Saga pre-show, featuring Star Wars Show hosts, Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni.

Guests of all ages can explore Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt, searching for unique Star Wars photo backdrops. Guests will step into immersive and iconic scenes from the films, including a newly created backdrop from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and receive a themed piece representing each of the eight Star Wars films. These pieces will come together to form a one of a kind event keepsake.

And as previously announced, the event will mark the debut appearance of BB-8 at Star Wars Launch Bay.

Park access and activities will be limited to Star Wars: Galactic Nights event ticket holders only. Here’s a look at other event offerings:

  • 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.
  • Can’t miss Star Wars photo ops – Don your Star Wars finest (see costume guidelines here) and enjoy iconic Star Wars backdrops, including the debut appearance of BB-8, 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.
  • 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.
  • Show Your Star Wars Spirit – Come dressed as your favorite character and celebrate 40 years of Star Wars milestones.

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. Tickets to the Star Wars: Galactic Nights event is separate from admission to Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center, April 13-16, 2017. Click here for info on that event. 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.


  • It was very disconcerting to find out that this was a one night event, seeing that in the name it leads to being multiple by the “nights” being plural. I understand it was correlated with Star Wars Celebration, however just like the Very Merry Christmas and Not So Scary Holloeeen Parties being multiple nights made people believe there were more than one of these. I’m sure if there were more than one Galactic Night, they would sell out because of the huge fanbase of the Star Wars Universe. Case in point the Star Wars Weekends of the past. I do, as well as many other people I’ve spoken to, hope there’s a larger scale idea for Galactic Nights or Star Wars Weekends returning in the near future.

  • Are there any special Star Wars Events on May the 4th?

  • Will this happen more than once? If not, why is it called Galactic NIGHTS vs. NIGHT?

  • Sarah, the rules were changed a year or two ago as a security measure. They no longer allow to wear mask or anything covering the face, and I believe they have restrictions as far as dressing as Disney characters, because they were having problems with people mistaken them for thier in park characters played by castmembers. They should be posted online somewhere about what you can wear now, but they still encourage costumes. Also, no provocative costumes.

  • Costume rules state no one over 14 can come in costume. Is that accurate for Galactic Nights as well?

  • @Peter Disney is not doing mash-ups with Star Wars characters anymore.

  • Is BB-8 coming to Disneyland?

  • This is so exciting! I’m still wondering if wearing alien makeup would be ok concerning the costumes. I’ve read the rules and it doesn’t say no but just always want to make sure!! Can not wait for this!!

  • Will there be Jedi Mickey and the other Disney characters dressed up as Star Wars characters? Will there be any special dining events?

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