VIDEO: Star Wars inspired fireworks, new attractions coming to Disney World

Starting in summer 2016, a new Star Wars fireworks show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” will debut to guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The nightly show will combine fireworks, pyrotechnics, special effects and video projections that will turn the nearby Chinese Theater and other buildings into the twin suns of Tatooine, a field of battle droids, the trench of the Death Star, Starkiller Base and other Star Wars destinations. The show also will feature a tower of fire and spotlight beams, creating massive lightsabers in the sky. (Disney/Lucasfilm)

ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) – Disney and Star Wars fans will be happy to know that an extravagant Star Wars-inspired fireworks show will be lighting the sky over Walt Disney World this summer.

“Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” is scheduled to debut this summer. The nightly show will feature Star Wars-themed fireworks, lasers, light projections and other special effects combined with Star Wars-themed music and characters.

The special effects will be projected onto the Chinese Theatre and other surrounding buildings. At the same time, park guests will gaze at the twin suns of Tatooine, push through a battle of droids, navigate through an asteroid field, soar down the trench of the Death Star and deliver the final blow to destroy Starkiller Base. The show will unfold through a series of acts and will be punctuated by a tower of fire and powerful spotlight beams that create lightsabers in the sky, according to a Disney announcement about the new Star Wars attractions.

The fireworks show joins two other new Star Wars attractions at theme park.

Scheduled to open on April 4, 2016:

  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Away: This new live, stage show celebrates iconic moments from the Star Wars saga with live vignettes featuring popular Star Wars characters like Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Darth Maul. The show will take place multiple times each day at the Center Stage near the Great Movie Ride.
  • Stormtroopers March: At various times each day, the menacing Captain Phasma will lead a squad of First Order stormtroopers as they march in formation from Star Wars Launch Bay to the Center Stage area in an intimidating demonstration of the First Order’s indomitable strength.

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Starting in summer 2016, a new Star Wars fireworks show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” will debut to guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The nightly show will combine fireworks, pyrotechnics, special effects and video projections that will turn the nearby Chinese Theater and other buildings into the twin suns of Tatooine, a field of battle droids, the trench of the Death Star, Starkiller Base and other Star Wars destinations. The show also will feature a tower of fire and spotlight beams, creating massive lightsabers in the sky. (Disney/Lucasfilm)
Starting in summer 2016, a new Star Wars fireworks show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” will debut to guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The nightly show will combine fireworks, pyrotechnics, special effects and video projections that will turn the nearby Chinese Theater and other buildings into the twin suns of Tatooine, a field of battle droids, the trench of the Death Star, Starkiller Base and other Star Wars destinations. The show also will feature a tower of fire and spotlight beams, creating massive lightsabers in the sky. (Disney/Lucasfilm)
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Guests can encounter Chewbacca in his makeshift Rebel Base at Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Inside Star Wars Launch Bay, guests also may play the latest Star Wars interactive video games, explore galleries full of treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including those from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and purchase Star Wars merchandise. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
“Star Tours — The Adventures Continue” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios takes guests on a 3-D voyage aboard a Starspeeder 1000 in a galaxy far, far away. With multiple story combinations and interplanetary destinations, guests are immersed in the Star Wars galaxy with C-3PO and R2-D2 and may encounter characters such as Darth Vader, and travel to distant destinations such as the underwater realms of Naboo and more. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
“Star Tours — The Adventures Continue” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios takes guests on a 3-D voyage aboard a Starspeeder 1000 in a galaxy far, far away. With multiple story combinations and interplanetary destinations, guests are immersed in the Star Wars galaxy with C-3PO and R2-D2 and may encounter characters such as Darth Vader, and travel to distant destinations such as the underwater realms of Naboo and more. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Star Wars Launch Bay is the central locale for guests to celebrate all things Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Inside Star Wars Launch Bay, guests may encounter Star Wars characters, play the latest Star Wars interactive video games, explore galleries full of treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including those from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and purchase Star Wars merchandise. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Star Wars Launch Bay is the central locale for guests to celebrate all things Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Inside Star Wars Launch Bay, guests may encounter Star Wars characters, play the latest Star Wars interactive video games, explore galleries full of treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including those from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and purchase Star Wars merchandise. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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