The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular show is a combination projection and fireworks show at the Chinese Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show includes Star Wars characters from the first 6 movies of the epic saga, including Yoda, Luke, Leia, and Darth Vader, along with characters from the Force Awakens, including Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren. Fireworks are synced to John Williams’ memorable Star Wars soundtracks. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular also features lasers and dramatic fire effects. The lasers help to make the crowd feel as if they are in the action of a Star Wars battle, and the fire effects are large enough to warm the faces of the crowd. These are impressive effects, but small children may be scared by parts of the show.
Overall, the show allows guests to relive some of the most memorable scenes of the Star Wars movies in an explosive and amazing nighttime spectacular. This show is performed most nights, check the MyDisneyExperience app or a times guide for more information.
Here’s a full video of Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular:
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular can be viewed from anywhere on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Chinese Theater at Hollywood Studios. There is some difficulty in finding a great place to watch the show where all projections are visible, due to the nature of the projections. The good news is that the show is still enjoyable if some of the projections are missed. For the best views, guests should be between the two large projection towers and the stage in front of the theater. In this location, guests can see most of the projections and all of the lasers and fireworks.
- Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular debuted in June 2016 replacing Star Wars: Symphony in the Stars fireworks show.
- Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is a taste of what guests are hoping to see in the future Star Wars Land currently under construction in Hollywood Studios.
- The show utilizes projection mapping technology similar to that used on Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom for the Once Upon a Time nighttime show.