Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be the go-to theme park for visitors looking to add a bit of Star Wars magic to their Summer holiday with Disney’s recently announced plans for a new and improved “Symphony in the Stars” fireworks display. This new galactic adventure will play on the popularity of the Magic Kingdom’s Wishes Nighttime Spectacular and Celebrate the Magic with updates that include Star Wars themed projections on to Disney’s replica of Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
The nightly show will utilize the projections along with fireworks and pyrotechnics to transform Chinese Theater and neighboring buildings into Star Wars landmarks such as the twin suns of Tatooine, a droid battle field and even the trench of the Death Star. Disney also revealed ambitions plans to erect fire towers which combined with spotlights will create giant lightsabers in the night sky over Hollywood Studios.
“Symphony in the Stars” will continue to showcase the much-loved themes of John Williams from the original Star Wars films combined with the score from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and topped off with clips of dialogue from favorite Star Wars characters both old and new. With all of these added elements, the Spectacular is expected to be extended from its current 9 minute run time to over 15 minutes.
The evening Star Wars extravaganza will be a worthy addition to a park that will transform over the weeks, months and years ahead to be a go-to Star Wars destination. Joining it will be the up-and-coming “Star Wars; A Galaxy Far, Far Away” stage show. Both new attractions will added to an existing Hollywood Studios Star Wars lineup that includes: displays and meet and greets found in Star Wars Launch Bay,the recently updated Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple and the ever popular Star Tours recently upgraded to include footage from The Force Awakens.
The current incarnation of “Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular” has extended its run until the end of May. Performances will run nightly throughout April at 9:15pm . In May performances will shift to every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening at 9:45pm.
An opening night has not yet been announced for the updated “Symphony in the Stars”. Fans are advised to watch this space for further details.
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