PHOTO: Star Wars Galactic Nights promises to be a stellar evening. (photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort)
Star Wars shows no sign of aging, as the billion-dollar movie franchise hits 40 this year.
Coming off of the massive success of the first stand-alone Star Wars Story, Rogue One, the franchise is rolling into one of its biggest years yet as The Last Jedi is poised to break more box office records this Christmas.
Fans will also be able to venture to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration this April. Walt Disney World is taking advantage of the being in Orlando, by offering fans a one-night-only special event revolving around Jedi, the dark side and even droids!
Star Wars Galactic Nights is April 14th; a true must-see and once-in-a-lifetime event. Disney's Hollywood Studios will play host to this amazing night of Star Wars fun, as guests are encouraged to dress up as Star Wars characters, play along with themed games, experience Star Tours and much more.
Here's a list of just some of the happenings during Galactic Nights:
Star Wars photo ops
Don your Star Wars finest 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 Star Wars celebrities down Hollywood Blvd. As of right now, there's not a list of celebrity appearances, but with everyone flocking to Celebration, you can bet it'll be huge!
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Imperial March & March of the First Order
The Dark side is coming to town, as 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.
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“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.
If that wasn't enough, Galactic Nights will see the debut of BB-8! The little droid from The Force Awakens will make his debut as an official meet-and-greet character at Star Wars Launch Bay.
Vanessa Marshall, the voice of Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels, will serve as host of “Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show” as well.
Guests will also be able to try Star Wars-themed food and beverages, buy exclusive merchandise and take part in tons of Star Wars fun. Rides such as Star Tours and others will be open; guests can also check out Launch Bay-The ultimate Star Wars experience.
Tickets are on sale now and they are extremely limited. Make sure to get yours before they sell out.
May the Force be with you…always.