Everything Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

written by Crystal Boston, Travel Specialist

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is THE PARK for everything Star Wars!  To help you plan your Hollywood Studio’s visit, below is information about everything Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

*Please check your My Disney Experience Mobile App or Times Guides available at the park for fireworks and show times.
Star Wars Locations in the Park:

  • Hollywood Boulevard (HB):
    • March of the First Order
    • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular
  • Echo Lake (EL):
    • Star  Tours – The Adventures Continue
    • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
    • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
    • Tatooine Traders
  • Animation Courtyard (AC):
    • Star Wars Launch Bay
    • Star Wars Launch Bay Theater
    • Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and BB-8 at Star Wars Launch Bay

  Rides:

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue (EL) (40″) *offers Rider Switch
Make the jump to hyperspace—and to a new destination from Star Wars: The Force Awakens—during a 3D, motion-simulated space flight. *New for 2017, voyage changes, switching back to randomized beginnings, and final destinations will include scenes from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

*Tip: FastPass is available for this experience and is recommended.

Shows and Stage Shows:

Star Wars: Path of the Jedi (EL)
Watch a 10-minute retelling of the blockbuster Star Wars saga and get a peek at the future of the galaxy.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (EL)
Watch younglings train in the ways of the Force and put their skills to the test against the Dark Side!

*Tip: Arrive before park opening to register your child, ages 4-12, for this experience. Your child must be present at the time of registration to participate. Registration is located at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost located between the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! and the 50’s Prime Time Café.  Availability is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Be flexible with your schedule to accommodate training times.

Star Wars Launch Bay (AC)
Check out movie props, snap photos, screen videos, and greet Star Wars heroes and villains. *New for 2017 Star Wars Launch Bay will feature new props from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Star Wars Launch Bay Theater (AC)
Watch a behind-the-scenes video and see how a new generation of filmmakers is designing the future of the Star Wars saga. *New for 2017 making-of footage can be seen in the attraction’s behind-the-scenes film, “Meet the Makers.”

March of the First Order (HB)
Watch and listen as Captain Phasma, a ruthless commander, leads her squad of Stormtroopers up Hollywood Boulevard to Center Stage.  *This experience provides a great photo or video opportunity too!

Star Wars: a Galaxy Far, Far Away (HB)
Witness the power of this live show that brings iconic Star Wars moments to life. *New for 2017 Advanced Weapons Research (AWR) Troopers from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will debut during a new scene. AWR Troopers are encased in specialized Stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam.

*Tip: If you have seen this show previously or the viewing area in front of the stage is already full, stand behind the stage during the show and then just to the left facing side of the stage as the show is ending and you will see the Star Wars characters as they exit, sometimes getting a fist bump or two, for great photo opportunities!  Another good spot to see the characters enter and leave the stage (if you have already seen the show) is in the Great Movie Ride courtyard.

Fireworks:

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular (HB)
Conclude your day with an out of this world fireworks finale bursting with Star Wars music and magic which includes a celebration of the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

*Tip: Cast Members will ask everyone stand up before the show starts. The best location is, of course, front and center stage – but you will need to arrive early to snag a spot! If the front section is full, the next best spot is center to the stage just to the right of the handicap area behind the section taped off for a walkway or any spot center to the stage will be a good viewing area. There is no stage show, everything happens on the screens mounted on the stage or in the sky. Watch for the light sabers too!

Star Wars Character Meet & Greets:

You can find these characters in Star Wars Launch Bay (AC).

  • Kylo Ren
  • Chewbacca
  • BB-8

*Tip: Wait times can be long but the lines do move quickly, so don’t be intimidated by a long wait time – at least it’s air conditioned! If you are a Disney Visa Cardmember, just present your Disney Visa card for a special character meet & greet offered daily from 11am to 4pm. Also, during the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party is a great time to experience the characters as wait times are 20 minutes or less. Characters may vary daily for this offer.

Photo Opportunities:

Snap a photo in Star Wars settings or next to replica movie props to prove that you visited a galaxy far, far away.

Shopping:

Tatooine Traders (EL) is located at the exit of Star Tours.

Special Events & Tours: 

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party
Watch the fireworks from a reserved viewing area with Star Wars-themed desserts and drinks—plus receive a souvenir stein.

*Tip: Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Star Wars Guided Tour – New for 2017
This seven-hour guided tour will be led by a Star Wars “all-in-the-know” tour guide. You will blast off on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, get an in-depth, insider’s tour around Launch Bay, and enjoy Star Wars-themed menu items at Backlot Express. Plus, Guests age 4-12 will have an opportunity to participate in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. And, the finale of this unforgettable day includes themed sweets and specialty beverages at Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, which also includes reserved viewing for the fireworks show and a souvenir stein.

*Tip: This experience is highly recommended especially if you are a Star Wars fan! The cost for the tour compared to the cost for the dessert party is a DEAL! Plus, this BONUS, if you have younglings that want to participate in the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple experience, doing the tour provides the opportunity to participate without the need to arrive before park opening to sign up.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios park admission is required for both experiences. Additional fees apply for these separate ticketed experiences.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is already packed with Star Wars attractions, entertainment, and shopping… but new additions are debuting all the time. The Star Wars experience at Walt Disney World Resort will also include a Star Wars-themed Land, the largest single-themed expansion ever added to a Disney theme park!