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NEW Details Announced for Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galactic Nights returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 16, 2017 and offers Star Wars fans the ultimate party including a Hollywood-style red carpet arrival, iconic attractions with little to no wait time, amazing fireworks and projections, and experts sharing details about the Star Wars expansion coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  And today during the “The Star Wars Show” on additional details were announced.

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First off, Warwick Davis who is known to Star Wars fans for his performance as Wicket the Ewok in “Return of the Jedi” will make an appearance during the event.  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.

Fans won’t want to miss Star Wars: Galactic Destinations on the Sunset Boulevard area of the park. Through state-of-the-art projections, the facade of the Hollywood Tower Hotel will transform to showcase stunning locations from across the galaxy. Favorite film moments, special effects, lighting, and of course the stellar Star Wars cinematic score supports each galactic location moment all evening long.

Star Wars Galactic Nights will also be a great opportunity for guests to celebrate the release of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi at different park attractions, such as the Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Wars: Path of the Jedi and “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” which will debut new touches inspired by the film that night.

Previously announced event offerings include: The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks and Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show, which will both be enhanced with special elements from the entire saga; park-wide photo ops, including three new backdrops inspired by Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge; encounters with Star Wars characters; specialty food and beverage and merchandise, and much more. Guests are also welcome to dress in their favorite Star Wars attire – please be sure to check our costuming guidelines. Attendees can also enjoy little-to-no wait-times at some of the park’s most iconic attractions.

Park access and activities will be exclusive to Star Wars: Galactic Nights ticket holders. Event hours on Dec. 16 are 7 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are priced at $129 adults, $124 ages 3-9 (discounts available for Annual Passholders & DVC Members). Purchase Star Wars: Galactic Nights tickets here or call 407-W-DISNEY (407 934-7639).

NEW Disneyland After Dark Event Series Announced

Disneyand Resort has announced a new after hours event series which will feature special entertainment, themed food, collectibile merchandise, and more.  The first of the series is scheduled for January 18 and will be Throwback Nite!

According to Disney, step back in time to the ‘50s and ‘60s for a taste of the classic after-dark experience at Disneyland. Come dressed in your best to enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth under a million twinkling lights, swinging to the tune of the bands and enjoying your favorite rides in the cool moonlight ‘till the clock strikes 1 a.m.!

Original attraction posters of Disneyland experiences from yesteryear welcome you as you commemorate the evening with special photo locations – and unlimited digital downloads are included with your event admission! Live music and dancing bring the bygone era to life throughout the park, and the sky lights up with an exclusive showing of “Fantasy in The Sky” fireworks. Guests will receive a commemorative lanyard and a vintage-inspired park map that will highlight the special experiences taking place throughout the evening.

Tickets for Throwback Nite will be available on for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders beginning Nov. 30 and for general public beginning Dec. 7.

And stay tuned for future Disneyland After Dark events!

Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Changes Name

Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios recently received a name change.  The quick service restaurant located at Echo Lake will now be known simply as “Dockside Diner”.

Despite the name change, the eatery will continue to pay homage to 1950’s California architecture and will also continue to serve foot-long hot dogs and pulled pork sliders.

You can view the full menu for Dockside Diner here.

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Celebrates 35th Anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort

Over the last five years, “Wheel of Fortune” has filmed several episodes at Disney locations including Disneyland, Walt Disney World, the Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani in Hawaii.  So, it makes perfect sense that the popular game show would choose Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate their 35th Anniversary.

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Make sure to tune in this week to see episodes which were filmed at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Viewers will get a sneak peek into how Disney creates Holiday Magic at Walt Disney World  and, also learn how they can Give the Gift of Disney this holiday season. Additionally, you’ll have a chance to win your very own Walt Disney World Vacation, and stay in a deluxe villa with the comforts of home at a Disney Vacation Club Resort!

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The fun kicks off tonight and lasts all week. Don’t forget to check your local listings for time and channel!

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