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Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is a nighttime show at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Walt Disney Studios Park. The show is based on the Star Wars film series and features fireworks, projection mapping, fire, lasers, fog effects, and searchlights.[3] During the show, Star Wars imagery is projected onto The Great Movie Ride's exterior Chinese Theater facade and surrounding buildings around the park's hub on Hollywood Boulevard.[4] The show debuted on June 17, 2016, replacing the park's similarly-themed display, Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular. At Walt Disney Studios Park, the imagery is projected onto The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror on Production Courtyard.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Symphony in the Stars

A similar pyrotechnic show, Symphony in the Stars, held its original debut during the "Last Tour to Endor" event in 2010. This earlier generation of the show highlighted John Williams' musical score from the films, incorporating the music with archival voice and sound clippings from the films.[5] An abridged version of the show was subsequently presented for special events including the "Star Tours Galactic Party" on May 19, 2011 and for Star Wars Day on May 4, 2013.[6] The show began annually in 2014 during Star Wars Weekends.[7] It was retooled as Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular and became a nightly presentation beginning in December 2015 until its retirement in June 2016.

Soundtrack

  • THX Deep Note/20th Century Fox fanfare
  • "Main Theme/Rebel Blockade Runner" (from A New Hope)
  • "The Imperial March" (from The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "Binary Sunset" (from A New Hope)
  • "Rey's Theme" (from The Force Awakens)
  • "Yoda's Theme" (from The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "Duel of the Fates" (from The Phantom Menace)
  • "Battle of the Heroes" (from Revenge of the Sith)
  • "Clash of the Lightsabers" (from The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "Emperor's Theme" (from Return of the Jedi)
  • "TIE Fighter Attack/Battle of Yavin" (from A New Hope)
  • "The Asteroid Field" (from The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "March of the Resistance" (from The Force Awakens)
  • "The Throne Room" (from A New Hope) and "Finale" (from The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "Victory Celebration (from Return of the Jedi; played as exit music)

– Was cut in 2011. – Added in 2015.[citation needed]

A Galactic Spectacular

The new generation of the show is the largest fireworks display in the park's history.[8] The projection mapping technology—akin to that of Disneyland Forever, Once Upon a Time, Disney Dreams!, and Celebrate the Magic—projects images of scenes, characters, and locations from the Star Wars films.[3]

A Galactic Spectacular features multiple special effects including fireworks, projection mapping, fire effects, lasers, searchlights, and fog and smoke effects.[9] The main aerial pyrotechnic shells are launched off-center from behind the Chinese Theater; appearing to the right of the theater as opposed to directly behind it.[10] This differs from previous fireworks shows, as the current aerial shells are launched from across World Drive, instead of within the park's boundary as previously done.[11] Low-level pyrotechnics are launched from the rooftops of the Great Movie Ride, Hyperion Theatre, ABC Commissary, Walt Disney: One Man's Dream, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and Disney Junior - Live on Stage! buildings. Two flamethrowers situated adjacent to the theater's cupola release jets of isopar fire effects during the show. Fog machines hidden between the theater's spires create clouds of fog and smoke. Stage lighting surrounding the hub and concealed rope lights attached to the hub's trees provide additional lighting effects throughout the show. Imagery from all seven Star Wars saga films are projected onto the Chinese Theater facade of the Great Movie Ride.[12] In addition to the Chinese Theater's surface, two blank projection facades flanking either side of the theater serve as additional areas of projection space.[13]

The show's producers collaborated with composer John Williams and his music editor, Ramiro Belgardt, on adapting Williams' scores from the films into the show's soundtrack.[9]

Show summary

A Galactic Spectacular begins with a brief narrated prologue of the 1977 premiere of A New Hope at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. The main show is divided into segments dedicated to battles, heroes, creatures, romance, and villains.[14] The dramatic opening shot from A New Hope begins the sequence showing various battle scenes from Takodana, Hoth, Jakku, the Death Star, and Starkiller Base. The next segment, dedicated to the series' heroes, featuring Rey, Luke Skywalker, and ending with the Millennium Falcon escape scenes. Three brief segments follow then after; a cantina segment dedicated to the creatures and aliens from the series, a segment dedicated to The Force with Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a romance segment with Han Solo, Leia Organa, Anakin Skywalker, and Padmé Amidala. A darker sequence is followed, recreating the fiery lightsaber battle between Anakin and Kenobi on Mustafar. The scene segues into a segment dedicated to the villains of the series, including Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Palpatine, and Kylo Ren. The trench run attacks on the Death Star and Starkiller Base are then played out as the finale sequence. The show concludes with a montage of all seven original Star Wars film poster art collaged across the theater.[15]

Soundtrack
  • "Main Theme/Rebel Blockade Runner" (from A New Hope)
  • "The Battle of Hoth" (from The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "The Battle of Endor" (from Return of the Jedi)
  • "Anakin's Betrayal" (from Revenge of the Sith)
  • "Rey's Theme" (from The Force Awakens)
  • "Binary Sunset" (from A New Hope)
  • "The Asteroid Field" (from The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "Cantina Band" (from A New Hope)
  • "Yoda's Theme" (from The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "Han Solo and the Princess" (from The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "Battle of the Heroes" (from Revenge of the Sith)
  • "The Imperial March" (from The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "Kylo Ren's Theme" (from The Force Awakens)
  • "March of the Resistance" (from The Force Awakens)
  • "The Throne Room" (from A New Hope)
  • "Finale" (from The Empire Strikes Back)

References

  1. "New ‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular’ Fireworks Set To Make History at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starting June 17". (en-us) Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved on 22 May 2016.
  2. "Awesome new Disneyland Paris Season of the Force key visual features Chewbacca and R2D2". 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "‘Star Wars’ Stage, Fireworks Shows to Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios", Variety (February 19, 2016). Retrieved on February 21, 2016. 
  4. "Star Wars stage show, revamped fireworks coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios", Orlando Sentinel (February 19, 2016). Retrieved on February 21, 2016. 
  5. "Disney World ups fireworks power with Star Wars show", Orlando Sentinel (January 15, 2016). Retrieved on July 13, 2016. 
  6. "May the 4th Be with You!".. Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved on 28 April 2013.
  7. Buchanan, Gary. "The Rebel Alliance Adds Another Weekend to Star Wars Weekends 2014 in Response to a Decree Issued by the Evil Sith, Emperor Palpatine".. The Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved on 21 February 2014.
  8. "Star Wars Takes to the Skies This Summer in New Blockbuster Nighttime Spectacular at Walt Disney World Resort" (Press release), PR Newswire (Lake Buena Vista, Florida) (February 19, 2016). Retrieved on February 21, 2016. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Star Wars Additions at Walt Disney World Continue with Multiple Shows".. IGN. Retrieved on June 9, 2016.
  10. "First look at Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular at Disney World", Orlando Sentinel (June 18, 2016). Retrieved on 29 June 2016. 
  11. "Why are Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks off-center?". BlogMickey.com. Blog Mickey (June 18, 2016). Retrieved on June 29, 2016.
  12. "Details emerge for new Star Wars fireworks show coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios", Orlando Sentinel (April 19, 2016). Retrieved on June 9, 2016. 
  13. "Update on construction for Star Wars A Galactic Spectacular". WDWMagic.com (May 25, 2016). Retrieved on June 30, 2016.
  14. "Theme Park Review — Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular". LaughingPlace.com. Laughing Place (June 21, 2016).
  15. "First look at Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular at Disney World", Orlando Sentinel (June 18, 2016). Retrieved on June 30, 2016. 


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