Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, a nightly fireworks/projection show at Disney's Hollywood Studios, just debuted in June, and fans have already learned to stake out spots early. The show features clips from the Star Wars movies projected onto the park's buildings, along with laser effects and state-of-the-art fireworks in special shapes and a rainbow of colors.

The new show incorporates the familiar John Williams soundtrack with scenes on the replica of Grauman's Chinese Theater and other buildings in the main part of the park, coupled with laser effects in between the synchronized fireworks.

It's part of Walt Disney World's 'Awaken Summer' theme for the busiest part of the tourist season, with new attractions at each of the Disney parks.

Easy way to see the show

You don't have to spend all your time finding the right spot and standing in the crowd while sweltering in the Florida heat. Instead, book the special dessert party and kick back and relax in a prime viewing area. Not only do you have your spot, but you also get to nosh on delicious desserts and a variety of drinks, including special adult beverages.Book the dessert party through the Walt Disney World website. It costs $69 per person for adults and $39 for kids ages three to nine. All of the beverages and desserts are Star Wars-themed, and you even get a special Chewbacca souvenir to take home.It's best to book the party in advance because it sells out at the busiest times of year.

Be sure to check the long-range forecast before grabbing a date, since Florida is known for its sudden thunderstorms.


The show runs every night and lasts just under 15 minutes. Grab a park map when you arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios and look up the exact show times during your visit.This new fireworks show is just one of many Star Wars-related attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

It's the latest one to debut, but the park also features the Star Tours ride, which was its original Star Wars-related attraction. It's now updated with scenes from the new movie. The Star Wars Launch Bay is backed with enough memorabilia to geek out fans, and the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away live stage show brings characters to the park every day.