I did receive 2 tickets to Galactic Nights for myself and a friend. However, all opinions here are 100% my own and were not influenced by the tickets.
This weekend I had the opportunity to head out to Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There were some really exciting Galaxy’s Edge updates that I am going to share here. I’m also going to share some Galactic Nights tips to help you enjoy your trip to Galactic Nights. I have to be honest. There were some really awesome updates shared and I am excited to see it when it opens next year!
Galaxy ‘s Edge Updates
New Galaxy’s Edge Aerial Photos
One of the things that really started to excite me during the panel were all of these great photos of progress on Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios Orlando. They have made so much progress and I seriously can’t wait to see how it all looks when it is finished. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be an immersive wonderland!
Galaxy’s Edge will have AT-AT Walkers
The imagineers talked a lot about the addition of AT-AT walkers. They shared that not only will have them, but we will have scaled ones and more than one! They shared images of the detail going into the feet and even an image shot from under one of the AT-AT walkers.
The announcement was made that the character pictured above will be a part of the new land. I have a feeling he will build a strong following fairly quickly. Don’t be surprised if there is a huge line to wait in at first!
There will be more than one ship!
There will be more than one ship at Galaxy’s Edge! In fact, there will be a ride that will put you in the middle of a ship battle with the First Order and the Resistance. Am I the only one who thinks we are going to need to pick sides for this immersive land? For the ride, you will get on an actual Resistance Troop Transport like the one pictured above! I have a feeling this will be awesome! Look at the amount of detail!
There will be a creature booth.
It was revealed that there will be a creature booth. Some of these will be new to the Star Wars canon. When they announced it, the concept reminded me of the rookery at Pandora or Universal’s fantastic beasts typed store.
Based on the concept art, I think I am going to want to take one of these little guys home! How adorable is that?
Black Spire Outpost
Last year we discovered that the planet we would be going to would be Batuu. This year they revealed that the land we will be visiting is the Black Spire Outpost. The Black Spire Outpost is a central hub where ships come and go to shop, pick up work, or take part in many other activities.
Based on the concept art, this land looks truly immersive. I have a feeling this land will be even better than Pandora as impossible as that seems.
Want to see the panel for yourself?
I was on the front row for the panel and I went live on the Florida Fun with More Than a Homeschool Mom Facebook Page. You can see the entire panel with the video above. Leave me a comment and let me know which part you are most excited for.
Star Wars Galactic Nights Tips
I wouldn’t have all of these awesome updates for you without an amazing trip to Galactic Nights! I wanted to take a few minutes to share some of the incredible Galactic Nights tips and tricks we used that will help you to have the best time when you go.
I went with a friend. She brought her brother. Both of us had never ridden Tower of Terror. To be honest, I was terrified. She challenged me to ride it and I did. I blame peer pressure! That said, we had an amazing time and laughed SO HARD! I would have had a different experience without friends to pull me out of my comfort zone. This is a great time to spend some time with good friends and enjoy the fandom you love so much!
Go In Costume But…
Have an awesome time rocking your favorite Star Wars Cosplay! That said, make sure that you pick something that will work well with the weather. It was very very hot while we were out there. Make sure to dress in layers you can take off if needed to cool down. It is also important to check out the Disney Parks costume requirements to make sure you are complying with them.
Try the food!
There are specialty foods at Galactic Nights. Make sure to check them out and enjoy a special treat of your own. Your pamphlet you get when you first come in will list out all of the different options as well as where you can find them. Make sure to check your drink if you get one like the one above. A friend got one that did not have a death star because they ran out. Make sure you have the special item in it before moving on.
There are some fantastic Star Wars meet and greets! Make some time to be there for an awesome meet and greet with your favorite. Be prepared. Some characters will have waits that start anywhere from 40 minutes to way way more! If there is one you really want make sure to schedule time for that.
Do you want a great seat for the panels? I suggest getting there at least thirty minutes early. The theater will fill up fast. Also, there are different panels happening on different stages. Make sure to look at the schedule so you know where you want to be and when. Some panels will include seating and others won’t. Be prepared to stand for the whole thing for some of the panels.
Take advantage of shorter lines on other attractions.
Most people will be there for Star Wars focused attractions and meet and greets. We were able to do the Groot and Star Lord meet and greet in about 15 minutes and it was awesome! We also caught the first 9 minutes of Incredibles 2 and it was AWESOME!!! I can’t wait for this movie!
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