Official Star Wars at DHS ,Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party/Galactic Nights/Launch Bay/JT

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  1. yulilin3

    yulilin3 Disney Freak

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    Introduction


    This page will talk specifically about Star Wars Launch Bay and any other SW offerings they will have at DHS. Also feel free to share your love of SW

    A little background on myself: Hi my name is Yulady (You-Lady), I'm a 42 year old mom of 2 teenagers and I love Star Wars. I'm an Orlando resident and an AP holder for the past 16 years.

    I post as objective as I can, I don’t usually answer the question “is it worth it”, that’s a subjective question but I will always give you my views on everything SW and my personal experiences with the event. I post everything as a rumor (even if it comes from very reliable inside sources) until Disney announces either thru their Parks Blog or directly on the WDW site.
     
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    This page will include all of my pictures from Everything Star Wars at DHS

    Link to my pictures from fb from SWW 2015

    weekend I https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206872480876333&type=1&l=863018f2cd
    motorcade from DPPhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206894952998122&type=1&l=b6b0ca8dd2
    shows with DPPhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206894948077999&type=1&l=23b2e3ea81
    dessert party DPPhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206894946517960&type=1&l=d917874a9b
    Day 3https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206894944397907&type=1&l=9cac1b0f8b
    Weekend IIhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206939273746113&type=1&l=a2b19ce299https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...457.1073741922.1406401066&type=1&l=a7dbccff85
    Weekend IIIhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/...822.1073741925.1406401066&type=1&l=edfab01c8c
    Weekend IVhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/...774.1073741927.1406401066&type=1&l=1a4c4c8e3fhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/...863.1073741928.1406401066&type=1&l=e1fa7b4b88
    Weekend Vhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/...530.1073741929.1406401066&type=1&l=0ee113cec0


    A Galaxy Far Far Away and Capt. Phasma's March
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    SW snacks

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    Kylo Ren at Launch Bay and JT
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    A Galactic Spectacular from the front of the Chinese Theater
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...039.1073742020.1406401066&type=1&l=9233bbe8b6
     
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    STAR WARS ULTIMATE TOUR
    The seven-hour tour includes:


    • Please keep in mind that this is an indoor and outdoor tour, so be sure to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately, including comfortable shoes, as there will be periods of walking and standing.
    • Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Tour itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice.
    • Tour dates and times vary so please check the calendar or call (407) 939-8687 for more information or to make a reservation.
    • Please check in next to The Great Movie Ride inside the park 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour. You will forfeit the entire price of your tour if you no-show or cancel within 2 days of your reservation.
    • Separate admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required.

    Priced at $129 per person, tours begin Jan. 2 2017 and will be offered on Mondays and Saturdays throughout 2017. Call 4079397529
    EDIT TO ADD MORE DATES:

    Jan added 25th
    Feb added all Wednesdays dates and swapped 20th for the 21st
    March added Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with time change from 1pm to 2pm starting to March 13th

    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/hollywood-studios/star-wars-guided-tour/

    STAR WARS GALACTIC NIGHTS

    Star Wars Galactic Nights includes:

    • Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt – Event Guests are challenged to collect Star Wars themed pieces at the photo backdrops throughout the park, revealing a surprise when all items have been collected.
    • Rebel Base Activities - The Rebel Base will serve as the event hub with multiple events, hosted shows, Star Wars dance parties and more taking place in the center of the park.
    • “Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show” – Guests can catch a celebrity chat show in Epic Theater to learn more about the making of Star Wars films.
    • Star Wars photo opportunities – Guests can don their Star Wars finest and enjoy iconic Star Wars backdrops, including Han Solo cast in Carbonite, Jabba the Hutt’s Palace, the Hoth Wampa Cave and more.
    • Galactic Nights Stars in Cars Motorcade – This procession will welcome in Star Wars celebrities down Hollywood Blvd.
    • Imperial March & March of the First Order – Darth Vader will lead a battalion of Stormtroopers on a dramatic march down Hollywood Blvd to the Event Stage. Captain Phasma will also lead a unit of First Order Stormtroopers through the park, pausing to give a demonstration of power and strength.
    • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” – Guests are able to watch high-energy clips of the best moments from the film saga juxtaposed with character moments on stage, featuring Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and more.
    • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” – The skies will come alive with the power of the Force, as the park’s popular Star Wars-themed nighttime spectacular lights up the night.
    • Other popular attractions will be open, including Star Wars Launch Bay. Additional offerings will include the chance to experience Star Tours-The Adventures Continue attraction, AWR Trooper sightings, roaming droids, Star Wars-themed Food & Beverage, special merchandise and much more.
    On April 14, from 7:00pm - Midnight, Star Wars fans will be able to experience an all-new Hollywood-inspired special event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars: Galactic Nights. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $129 for adults and $124 for children ages 9 and under. DVC and AP discounts are available
    Reported by @tstidm1 You will be allowed into DHS after 5pm with this event ticket
    Book here: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/e...gnid=95789473#/drawer=drawerPartyDatesDetails
     
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    Star Wars A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party

    THE WDW CALENDAR HAS BEEN VERY SLOW TO UPDATE EACH MONTH


    You can check in to get your lanyard 30 minutes before the party at the entrance to LB. The actual party inside usually opens 15 minutes before it's advertised. Remember there are tabes at the main dessert area, tables right outside the dessert area by the Chewbacca/Kylo Ren meet entrances, tables in the Cantina area and outside in the little courtyard Also there are benches by the Chewbacca/Kylo meet and inside the Game Room.
    For the best view of the show leave before the Stormtroopers lead you out and you will be ahead of the crowds




    Dessert party review:
    Launch Bay Location
    http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/07/revie...gets-revamped-with-special-edition-treatment/

    http://disboards.com/threads/offici...rty-launch-bay.3439569/page-490#post-56111787

    http://www.disboards.com/threads/of...rty-launch-bay.3439569/page-494#post-56117699

    http://disboards.com/threads/offici...rty-launch-bay.3439569/page-498#post-56136239

    http://disboards.com/threads/offici...rty-launch-bay.3439569/page-512#post-56186151

    http://disboards.com/threads/offici...rty-launch-bay.3439569/page-525#post-56240646

    http://disboards.com/threads/offici...rty-launch-bay.3439569/page-525#post-56239122 (7 year old Point Of View)

    http://disboards.com/threads/offici...rty-launch-bay.3439569/page-525#post-56245764

    http://disboards.com/threads/offici...-launch-bay-jt.3439569/page-542#post-56325168

    http://disboards.com/threads/offici...-launch-bay-jt.3439569/page-542#post-56325379

    http://disboards.com/threads/offici...-launch-bay-jt.3439569/page-545#post-56332619

    http://disboards.com/threads/offici...-launch-bay-jt.3439569/page-576#post-56421648

    Launch Bay set up

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    Dessert party
    is available to book every night until Feb 25th (updated 12/16)
    Link to book
    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/hollywood-studios/galactic-dessert-party/
    Launch Bay dessert party set up

    Dessert party in full swing
     
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    Characters and Set Times
    Special Character Encounters: After entering a themed atrium complete with replicas of Star Wars props, guests can journey to the dark side and encounter Star Wars characters such as Kylo Ren in a 360-degree immersive area themed around the Star Destroyer, or they may choose the light side by stepping into a makeshift Rebel base and coming face to face with Star Wars characters such as the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca. -
    Chewie and Kylo Ren meet from park opening to closing including EMH

    Stormtrooper Patrols As guests enjoy the sights and attractions of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, they may come face to face with First Order Stormtroopers who will patrol the Animation Courtyard interacting with guests during their mission to find members of the Resistance. - Starting April 4th Phasma will join some of these patrols. They do not stop for pictures.
    Disney Chase Visa Card meet and greet with Kylo Ren from 11 am to 4 pm
    *Starting April 4th Captain Phasma will lead the Stormtroopers in patrolling from Launch Bay to Center Stage several times a day
     
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    SW Shows and Entertainment

    Launch Bay Theater – Guests hear directly from the creative minds behind the Star Wars saga in a short video that includes exclusive interviews with the directors, writers, producers and other key movie crew members who bring the saga to life. - See more at: http://wdwnews.com/releases/2015/11...alt-disney-world-resort/#sthash.Y0UO3qRE.dpuf

    ABC Sound Studio: Star Wars: Path of The Jedi Guests looking to relive the stories from the Star Wars saga or be introduced to the iconic characters, including ones from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, can watch an abridged, cinematic reel celebrating the Star Wars saga (episodes I-VII) in a theater setting near Echo Lake - See more at: http://wdwnews.com/releases/2015/11...alt-disney-world-resort/#sthash.Y0UO3qRE.dpuf

    *Starting April 4th Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away: This new live, stage show celebrates iconic moments from the Star Wars saga with live vignettes featuring popular Star Wars characters, such as Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Darth Maul. The show will take place multiple times each day at the Center Stage area near The Great Movie Ride.UPDATE: starting Dec 16th AWR troopers from Rogue One will join the show. It lasts about 15 minutes
    11:30AM
    12:30AM
    1:30PM
    2:30PM
    4:30PM
    5:30PM


    March of the First Order
    Phasma and first order troopers start their patrol at Launch Bay and head over to center stage for some drills, show lasts about 5 minutes
    Starting October 2nd Captain Phasma and the First Order will start their march by the front of the park (Sid's gate) and march down Hollywood Blvd
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    12:00 noon
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    4:00 pm
     
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    Launch Bay Cargo
    Special art, create your own phone cases, magic bands and name tags. Assortment of figures and some toys

    Tattooine Traders
    Toys, build your own lightsaber, build your own droid and clothes
     
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    Jedi Training Trials of the Temple
    This popular entertainment offering is being reimagined with new characters and a new villain to battle from Star Wars Rebels. Younglings will be guided to the site of a secret and ancient Jedi temple where they will face villains such as Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister Inquisitor from the popular Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels, and discover if they have the makings of a true Jedi. -
    Sign ups are at the Indiana Jones store in between 50s Prime Time and Indiana Jones Theater. First come, first served. Allow at least an hour for this experience. Kids have to check in 30 minutes before their reservations times and the show lasts about 15 minutes.
     
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    General Tips
    1.-Keep Cool: drink plenty of water and gatorade/powerade. We usually bring washcloths and dump them in cold water and put them around our necks. Cooling towels found at sports stores and Amazon work great. Don't wait to hydrate. I've seen plenty of people just collapse because of dehydration. Heat in Florida is no joke. Bring an umbrella and use it while waiting for characters, parade, anything outdoors. Remember that all quick service restaurants will give you, for free, a cup of ice water. You can also refill these cups or any other containers with ice water at Backlot Express for free. Great places to cool down and you don't have to make a line are One Man's Dream and the Animation Bldg.
    2.-Make a plan: prioritize, what do you want most of all out of your SW day. And work from there.
    3.-Be patient: there will be thousands of people going to SW that want to do the same things you do. Be patient. Be polite. I know the heat and the waiting can get to you sometimes but take a deep breath and just listen to that Star Wars music in the background and chill.
    4.-Be flexible: So you made an awesome plan and you're ready to take in the day and something happens. Don't let that ruin your experience, just go improvise, have a plan B...and C and D,...
    5.-Know your kids: There's nothing better than a picture with your toddler and Chewbacca, but some kids get a little afraid of the big Wookie. Don't force them to meet a character or go to a show. The characters WON'T break character, don't expect a hug from Vader,...Villains stay Villains even if your child starts crying. What I usually tell parents is to show the kids the character before waiting in line (sometimes very long lines) and ask them right then and there if they want to meet them. Or show them videos of JT and ask them before the trip if they want to battle the Dark Side.


    6.-Have Fun!!In the wise words of Master Yoda: Do or do not, there is no try....

    Feel free to subscribe
    Also don't be shy about asking questions, the more you know the better you'll plan and the more fun you will have during SW. I regularly update these pages with any new info so you don’t have to read the entire thread.

    May the Force be With You
     
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    Star Wars Launch Bay



    Located in Animation Courtyard, Star Wars Launch Bay will be a primary location within the park for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars. In this multi-sensory space with an outdoor queue area lined with special concept artwork, guests can interact with beloved Star Wars characters, tour galleries featuring treasured memorabilia and replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including ones from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and play the latest Star Wars interactive video games, plus have access to special Star Wars merchandise.

    • Special Character Encounters: After entering a themed atrium complete with replicas of Star Wars props, guests can journey to the dark side and encounter Star Wars characters such as Kylo Ren in a 360-degree immersive area themed around the Star Destroyer, or they may choose the light side by stepping into a makeshift Rebel base and coming face to face with Star Wars characters such as the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.
    • Launch Bay Theater – Guests hear directly from the creative minds behind the Star Wars saga in a short video that includes exclusive interviews with the directors, writers, producers and other key movie crew members who bring the saga to life.
    • The Cantina – This setting, inspired by the unsavory “hives of scum and villainy” in the Star Wars galaxy, is a fun place to explore and take photos near elements of the cantina, such as a holochess table. Holochess is a game seen in Star Wars
    • Star Wars Game Center – Guests can play current and upcoming video games, including new Disney Infinity 3.0 content created exclusively for this location.
    • Themed Galleries – Special immersive galleries will be located throughout Star Wars Launch Bay.
      • Celebration Gallery will feature iconic ships from throughout the Star Wars saga, such as memorable ones of the Rebel Alliance and the Imperial Navy fleet.
      • Celebration Hallway will display large-scale replicas of Star Wars props amid scenic murals.
      • Preview Gallery will offer guests exclusive looks at replicas of props, artifacts and memorabilia from the latest movie in the saga, xurrently Rogue One a Star Wars Story. Among the items that will be on display are costumes, ship models, droids and artwork.
    • Launch Bay Cargo – A unique shopping area where guests may bring home a variety of Star Wars merchandise, including original artwork and collector’s items.
    - See more at: http://wdwnews.com/releases/2015/11...alt-disney-world-resort/#sthash.EHjtEGAE.dpuf

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    Fireworks
    THE WDW CALENDAR HAS ONLY BEEN UPDATING THE DATES VERY SLOWLY
    ONLY ABOUT A MONTH IN ADVANCE


    Star Wars a Galactic Spectacular: Nightly starting June 17th at 9:45pm until July 2nd.
    July 3rd on at 9:30pm schedule is out until July 31st (updated June 22)
    August 1st through 21st 9:30pm 22nd through 31st. 8:45pm
    September 1st through 16th 8:45pm (Updated July 16th)
    16th through the 24th 8:15pm
    25th through October 1st 7:45pm
    October 1,3,5 7:45pm (updated 9/2)
    7,8,10,12 7:30p
    14,15,17,19,21,22,24,26,28,29,31 at 8pm
    NOVEMBER 2,4,5 at 8pm (updated 9/17)
    7, 9 at 6:45pm and 11,12 at 8pm (updated 10/14)
    December 16th at 10:30pm, 17th at 9:30pm, 18th through 30th at 6:15pm and 31st at midnight
    January 1st through February 28th at 7:45pm (updated 12/16)
    March 1st through 4th at 7::45pm (updated Jan 15th)
    March 5th through March 11th at 8pm
    March 12th through March 31st at 9pm

    Tips on where the best spots are: http://www.easywdw.com/easy/blog/st...tips-and-review-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/
    Pictures from the best spot to watch http://disboards.com/threads/offici...-launch-bay-jt.3439569/page-624#post-56646942
    Star Wars A Galactic Spectacular Review from a Non Star Wars Fan http://disboards.com/threads/offici...rty-launch-bay.3439569/page-490#post-56111430

    Star Wars a Galactic Spectacular: As the next generation of the current Star Wars-inspired fireworks show, this blockbuster nightly show, unprecedented in Disney’s Hollywood Studios history, will light up the sky with Star Wars-themed fireworks, lasers, light projections and other special effects combined with Star Wars-themed music and iconic characters and scenes from throughout the saga.


    Through these state-of-the-art special effects that project onto the nearby Chinese Theatre and other surrounding buildings, guests will gaze at the twin suns of Tatooine, push through a field of battle 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, which will unfold through a series of acts, will be punctuated by a tower of fire as well as powerful spotlight beams that create lightsabers in the sky.
     
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    Miscellaneous
    Here's a playlist of all of the SWW videos I've taken through out the years
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9ovO0Uc2PUAHWoBpW12M4SOfooLjfAXD

    New Disney Chase Visa Card SW perks
    https://disneyrewards.com/starwarscard/

    Star Wars™ Imperial Meet ‘N’ Greet6
    Beginning December 1st, 2015, feel the power of the Force at the Star Wars™ Imperial Meet ‘N’ Greet, offered daily from 11am to 4pm at the Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
    Current character at this meet and greet is Kylo Ren. You can bring up to 6 people with you and you get a free picture download

    Simply present your Disney Visa Credit Card to enter this exclusive location.

    Star Wars Force Awakens Opening Night event details
    http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/bl...d-for-disney-springs-amc-theatres-in-florida/
    http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/star-wars-the-force-awakens-opening-night-event-faqs/
     
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    Video of full announcement. I'm not including detailed information on the actual Star Wars Land in this thread because we know it'll take time for it to be completed.

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    Video from Summer Awakens press event April 19th 2016
     
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    Yay! SO GLAD to see this thread again! LOVE the color code idea! This thread and the people on it really made our trip last year something we will all always remember. Hi everyone!!
     
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    WERE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    YEAH the moderator took out my too early post, now I can post here with out shame :P Our 501st/RL buddies were chatting up all the news coming out of D23 this weekend.
     
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    this year ill be doing the first 2 weekends prob not the VIP but both weekends FEEL THE FORCE or what ever they call it this year......so hopefully the weekend dates stay close to what last years dates were
     
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    Yay the thread! This will be a day long remembered.

    I'm pretty excited about the preview center thing. Hope they have it up and running soon! I'm also crossing my fingers that blue milk ice cream will show up in there!
     
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    Looks really familiar :/
     
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    *&%$#@ Disney and it's adding new stuff!! We are planning on skipping a year now I dunno, following changes and announcements. I do have 6x 1 day hoppers on standby worst comes to worst, lol. I already feel myself cracking under the pressure.....
     

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