New Projections, Celebrity Appearances & More Announced for Star Wars Galactic Nights
Star Wars: Galactic Nights is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios next month, and Disney is bringing big changes to the event this year by adding a projection show, celebrity appearances, and more.
First up – Wicket. Wald. Willow. Wollivan. Warwick Davis has long been part of the Lucasfilm family and beloved by Star Wars fans since his career-starting performance as Wicket the Ewok in “Return of the Jedi.” An established film and television actor, Davis is known for other Lucasfilm roles in “Ewoks: Battle for Endor” and “Caravan of Courage,” and for portraying the title character in “Willow.” He returned to the galaxy far, far away for the prequels as well, with several roles in “The Phantom Menace.” He recently played Wollivan in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and will appear in this year’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and 2018’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Actor David Collins will also appear at the event to host a special “Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” panel discussion with members of the Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm team. The panel, which will include Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering; Robin Reardon, Executive Creative Producer at Walt Disney Imagineering; Chris Beatty, Executive Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering and Doug Chiang, VP/Creative Director at Lucasfilm, will give guests an inside look at the making of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands currently under construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park. Attendees will also get an exclusive peek into the progress being made and learn what it’s like to bring the epic saga to life in the theme parks.
A new projection show called Star Wars: Galactic Destinations will take place on Sunset Boulevard. Projections of iconic scenes from Star Wars movies and familiar locations throughout the galaxy will transform the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Lighting and special effects, as well as a cinematic music score will add to the show, culminating in a grand experience that will be unique to this ticketed event.
Inspiration from Star Wars: The Last Jedi will change other Star Wars-based attractions throughout the park, including Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Wars: Path of the Jedi, and “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.” Each attraction will receive an update starting on that night of the event and the new elements will be pulled directly from the new film.
Special presentations of the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show and the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show will also take place and feature new elements from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars Rebels, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Of course specialty food and beverage will also be available, and guests are welcome to come dressed up as their favorite Star Wars characters (provided they follow Disney’s costume guidelines). Oh yeah, and did I mention, Star Wars!
The event takes place on December 16 from 7pm to midnight, and only guests with tickets to the event will be allowed in the park during event hours. Ticketing for Star Wars: Galactic Nights is priced at $129 for adults and $124 ages 3-9, with discounts available for Annual Passholders and DVC Members. For more information, as well as to purchase your tickets, follow the link here or call 407-W-DISNEY (407 934-7639).