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Walt Disney World to bring back its Star Wars party in December

September 19, 2017, 10:59 AM · The Walt Disney World Resort today announced that it will bring back its Star Wars: Galactic Nights hard-ticket event for another evening, December 16.

Tickets cost $129 plus tax for ages 10 and up ($124 for kids 3-9) and include admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios from 7pm to midnight, enhanced performances of the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks and Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show, expanded Star Wars character meet and greets, specialty food and merchandise (hello, eBay!) and a panel discussion on the park's upcoming Star Wars land. Tickets are available on Disney's website.

Disney World first ran the Galactic Nights event last April, effectively replacing the Star Wars Weekends event that ran for years in the park during normal operating hours each spring.

Much of the Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park now stands behind construction walls as Disney builds a new Toy Story Land for next summer and the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land for 2019. That's pinched capacity in the park and made it tough venue for something like the old Star Wars Weekends, though a limited-capacity, after-hours event can still work. And that, conveniently enough for Disney, also allows the company to make the event an extra charge, as well.

Star Wars: Galactic Nights joins Disney's other upcharge, after-hours parties, including Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Disney After Hours.

Replies (5)

September 19, 2017 at 1:05 PM · Disney is desperate force-feeding the public in everything Star Wars in a bid to rival the Potterverse, saturating WDW in the process......and not for the better! May the force-feed be with you!
September 19, 2017 at 8:53 PM · It’s great to see Universal copying WDW’s STAR WARS weekends with Potter weekend.

It’s great to see Universal researching immersive hotel stays after WDW announced the STAR WARS hotel experience.

It’s great to see Universal copying WDW’s STAR WARS projection show with the Potter show.

I don’t think Universal is “desperately force-feeding the public” in everything Potterverse.


It’s also great to see Universal eliminating a true thrill ride and replacing, like WDW, with a family coaster.

September 20, 2017 at 11:29 AM · ProfPlum - Honestly, I don't think it's possible to over-saturate anything with Star Wars. Star Wars fans go crazy for this stuff!
September 20, 2017 at 3:01 PM · Ha,ha,ha! I love your enthusiasm Clayton. Unfortunately, Star Wars does very little for me but I accept I am in the small minority especially in America. May the force-feed be with you!
September 23, 2017 at 4:21 AM · I would probably have to disagree with you, Clayton. Star Wars has been one of my favorite franchises since I was about 7, yet on my last trip to DHS I thought they really overdid it with Star Wars. And the actual Star Wars land hasn't even opened yet!

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