Star. Wars. Galactic. Spectacular.
I think I’ve said all I need to say about this Disney experience.
Star Wars Galactic Spectacular
In all seriousness, the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of the best fireworks displays at Disney World. That’s saying something.
The show includes scenes from your favorite Star Wars movies projected onto Grauman’s Chinese Theater accompanied by the score from Star Wars. Some of these scenes even become somewhat interactive with lasers shooting out into the audience as a tie fighter squares off with an X-wing fighter. Of course, you’ll hear some of your favorite Star Wars quotes while enjoying the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular. “Do or do not, there is no try.”
Wait! I thought this was a fireworks show?
Oh yeah, I got so excited about the Star Wars movie scenes set to the score with your favorite quotes that I forgot to mention that there’s a fireworks show going on. Death Star explodes? Fireworks. A tie fighter is defeated? Fireworks. Light saber duel? Fireworks. You get the idea. The fireworks are perfectly timed with the show displayed on the theater.
The entire show lasts about 15 minutes, but you better arrive early, if you want to get a good view of the theater. Pro tip: Don’t sit too close to the theater and rope! If you get too close, your view of the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular will be blocked by the stage in front of Grauman’s Theater. We usually park ourselves about midway between the stage and the very back of the viewing area. Plenty of trees to lean against and create a buffer between you and other park guests.
Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party
You can also pay an additional fee for the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party. This gets you a reserved viewing area for the show, specialty drinks and desserts, as well as a souvenir stein. The dessert party occurs inside the Star Wars Launch Bay, after which you will be escorted to your VIP viewing area for the show. The cost at the time of writing is $69/adult (ages 10 & up) and $39/child (ages 3-9).
We recently had the opportunity to experience the dessert party when we attended the Disney Social Media Moms Conference. It truly was spectacular. The video should start at the start of the show. If not, jump forward to 7:24.