It’s that time of year again, when tour operators, hotels and travel companies announce a flurry of Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals.
It’s official – Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing Avatar’s previous record in early January with US$761 million. To keep the momentum going, Walt Disney World Resort will be unveiling a slew of Star Wars-themed entertainment at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year, including one of the most elaborate fireworks shows in the park’s history.
On April 4, a new live stage show called ‘Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away’ will make its debut, featuring iconic moments from the film saga and live vignettes starring Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and Darth Vader. The show will take place multiple times each day at the Center Stage.
Also in the spring, a stormtroopers march will head from Star Wars Launch Bay to the Center Stage area at various times each day. The squad of First Order stormtroopers will be led by the menacing Captain Phasma.
The excitement continues well into summer with ‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular’, dubbed the next generation of the current Star Wars-inspired fireworks show. This blockbuster nightly show – unprecedented in Disney’s Hollywood Studios history – will include Star Wars-themed fireworks, lasers and light projections combined with Star Wars-themed music. The show, which will unfold through a series of acts, will culminate in a tower of fire with spotlight beams creating lightsabers in the sky.
These latest experiences will complement other new Star Wars elements that have recently launched at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, such as Star Wars Launch Bay. Since its debut last December, Star Wars Launch Bay has become a central location where guests immerse themselves in the film saga through themed galleries, large-scale artifacts and Star Wars character encounters.
Other recent additions include: ‘Star Wars: Path of the Jedi’, a cinematic reel celebrating the film saga; the enhanced ‘Star Tours – The Adventures Continue’, featuring new characters; the reimagined ‘Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple’; and Star Wars-inspired food and beverage offerings.
Even more, fans are counting down the days until the debut of Star Wars-themed lands scheduled to open at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in California.
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