You may have heard about the new Star Wars entertainment coming to Hollywood Studios. There are several new things coming. The Force will officially awaken at the park this Monday, April 4, with the debut of the brand new Star Wars stage show, “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away.” The stage area in front of the Chinese Theater (former home of the Sorcerer Hat) is prepped and ready for the new show. From the description the show sounds like it will be Hollywood Studios version of Dream Along with Mickey. A center stage live action show with characters and performers that happens several times during each day.
According to Disney Parks Blog the new show will play out iconic moments from the film saga and will feature appearances from Star Wars characters like Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Darth Maul. I’m so excited to see this new show! It sounds amazing and this central area of the park has been in dire need of some quality entertainment. The dance parties just weren’t good enough for such a central location.
Along with this stage show, they are adding Stormtrooper marches led by Captain Phasma. We got to see Phasma at the Star Wars movie opening night party. She is impressive. I love hanging out by Launch Bay and watching the Stormtroopers patrol. Now we will get to see Phasma lead a “platoon” of First Order Stormtroopers out of the Launch Bay area and to the center stage. Not sure if this will coincide with the show, or be a stand alone thing.
So the stage show and the Phasma/Stormtroopers begin this Monday. The other new thing that’s coming is a new version of the Star Wars fireworks. This won’t begin until this summer, date to be announced later. This new show will be called “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.” The buzz on this show has been really exciting. I’m hearing new technology, next-gen effects combining fireworks, pyrotechnics, special effects and video projections. As of now we are just hearing “summer” so that can mean anything. We will have to wait and see.
So this Monday I will be at the new Star Wars stage show. I’ll be periscoping live, so make sure you check it out. Many blogs will be posting videos that evening, but if you watch periscope you will get to see if first! Live, as it’s happening. Download the Periscope app and follow me to watch.