Full Schedule and List of Events Released for Star Wars Galactic Nights; Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster Overlay Returns

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The very first Star Wars Galactic Nights event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is taking place on April 14th, 2017 as part of Star Wars Celebration Orlando, but it is now expected that the event will become a regular offering for the park in the weeks to come. Disney has released a full schedule and list of events for the evening (finally) ahead of the debut just hours away:


Stars in Cars – 8:05PM
Motorcade Route (Stars near Main Entrance)

Grab your spot to view a star-studded motorcade featuring a galaxy of your favorite Star Wars celebrities. The motorcade begins at the front of Hollywood Boulevard and travels towards Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.

Inside the Saga – Celebrity Chat Show – 9:00, 10:00, 11:00PM
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Theater (Pre-show begins 10 minutes before show time)

Hear from host Vanessa Marshall and Star Wars cast members and go behind the scenes of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” to learn what it takes to make remarkable cinematic moments. 30 minutes long.

Celebrate the Saga – 9:15 & 11:15PM
Rebel Base

Take an interactive journey that chronologically celebrates the milestones of 40 Force-filled years of Star Wars

DJ Dance Party – 7-7:25PM, 9:45-10:25PM
Rebel Base

Sway the night away at a galactic dance party.

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away – 7:45, 8:50, 10:50PM
Rebel Base

Experience a live stage show of high energy film clips that juxtapose action-filled character moments on stage, including Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and many more! (Enhanced for Event)

Galactic Nights Epilogue – 11:40pm
Rebel Base

Prior to the evening’s grand finale, join our event hosts as you marvel at a spotlight of Star Wars Galactic Nights event highlights from the fans!

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – 11:45PM
Rebel Base

Watch the fireworks above bring the entire Star Wars saga to life in a spectacular multimedia experience! (Enhanced for Event)

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple – 7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45PM
Near Star Tours- The Adventures Continue

Witness the future of the Force, as younglings face their fears at the sacred Jedi Temple. 25 minutes in length. Visit Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost to reserve a spot in the training. Participants ages 4-12 must be present to register. Space is limited. (Enhanced for Event)

March of the First Order – 8:30 & 10:30PM
Hollywood Boulevard

Captain Phasma leads a unit of First Order Stormtroopers down Hollywood Boulevard to the Rebel Base, stopping for a demonstration of their power and strength.

Imperial March – 7:25, 9:25, & 11:25PM
Starts near Star Tours and travels to Rebel Base

The Sith Lord himself, Darth Vader, leads a battalion of Stormtroopers on a dramatic Imperial March to the Rebel Base.


The following Star Wars characters will be at the event to meet guests:

  • Darth Vader
  • Chewbacca
  • Kylo Ren
  • BB-8
  • Boba Fett
  • Jawas
  • Ewoks
  • Imperial Troopers
  • AWR Troopers

The following Disney characters will be available in their standard locations:

  • Mickey & Minnie Mouse
  • Olaf
  • Buzz Lightyear & Woody
  • Moana

Scavenger Hunt

Guests are invited to collect a piece of the saga at photo backdrops featured throughout the Park and affix each piece to your Star Wars Galactic Nights Credential! Disney
PhotoPass Photographers will also be at each location to capture your favorite moments.


  • Jabba the Hutt’s Palace (Near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster)
  • Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite (Near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster)
  • Hoth Wampa Cave (Muppets Courtyard)
  • Trash Compactor (Left of Great Movie Ride)
  • Emperor’s Throne Room (Echo Lake)
  • Rogue One (Near One Man’s Dream)
  • Speeder Bike (Across from Star Tours)


Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster: Star Wars Edition is a special experience just for the event. Take a journey through hyperspace in this not-to-be-missed Star Wars experience. A version of this experience was run during The Force Awakens premiere hard-ticket event which was held in December 2015.


Other attractions that will be operating are:

  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Muppet-Vision 3D
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream
  • Voyage of The Little Mermaid
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Food and Beverage

Skywalker Vineyards wines will be available at the bars located near the Rebel Base. Snack carts located throughout the park will feature specialty cupcakes, lightsaber churros, Chewbacca steins, and TIE Fighter popcorn buckets.


Special event merchandise will be available at the following locations:

  • Legends of Hollywood
  • Mickey’s of Hollywood
  • Keystone Clothiers
  • Launch Bay Cargo
  • Tatooine Traders

WDWNT will be on the scene tonight to bring you all of the action, so stay tuned for live streams on our social media counts and much more, as well as plenty of photos, videos and thoughts after the event concludes.

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Scott Dolan
Scott Dolan

Interesting. Is the RnRC overlay just in the ride portion, or do they make changes to the preshow as well?


I would pay double the admission just for the preshow to be Aerosmith playing the Cantina Theme. It would be cute to change the signage to say Lightspeed Records instead of G-Force Records.

Disney Pete
Disney Pete

How about triple?

Disney Pete
Disney Pete

If it’s anything like the other time they did it, just the ride