Awakening this Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – STAR WARS!! #AwakenSummer

Are you ready for some STAR WARS magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer?

Get ready… because it’s COMING!

We’re GIGANTIC Star Wars fans, so this summer news is absolutely amazing and exciting for us! There’s nothing like seeing a favorite movie come alive for your family. Ever since my sons were born, Star Wars has been in their life. It’s one of those things that’s just an inevitable truth. As their mom, I love that they can come to a place like Disney World and truly have their Star Wars obsession come to life!

My little Rey…

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So what’s in store for all Star Wars fans this summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

I had the INCREDIBLE opportunity to chat with Michael Roddy, Show Director, Creative Entertainment at Disney Parks about the live stage show (that we wrote and directs) “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” AND about the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show coming this summer! He was so wonderful to interview and you could REALLY see up close and personal his passion for Star Wars and bringing this delight to people of all ages at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The live stage show “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” debuted on my son’s Birthday –  April 4! It is such an awesome way to celebrate moments from the Star Wars saga with live vignettes featuring popular characters such as BB-8, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Darth Maul. I watched the show twice with my children while at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and I LOVED it! Absolutely amazing!

Another BIG thing for Star Wars fans this summer at Hollywood Studios you need to check out Star Wars Launch Bay! First Order Stormtroopers led by Captain Phasma march in formation from Star Wars Launch Bay to the park’s Center Stage, adding menace to the entertainment. Star Wars Launch Bay showcases large-scale artifacts and encounters with characters including Kylo Ren. The re-imagined Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple experience also features new characters. And at Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, guests buckle up for an enhanced high-speed journey with new Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters and a visit to Jakku.

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We loved it!!

And last… but certainly not least! As Michael Roddy mentioned above, coming this summer – the next generation of Star Wars-themed fireworks shows, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular!”  My sons CANNOT wait for this one! This show will premiere this June with new themed fireworks, lasers, special effects and video projections of iconic characters and scenes from the complete saga, all set to the unforgettable score of the film series. This is going to be over the top for Star Wars fans!


As you know, Star Wars is in the process of creating their OWN Galaxy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios right now! They’re planning and researching and creating a true epic and out of this galaxy experience for you! Disney has already broken ground on 14 acres, so the beginning has started! We’re talking, Star Wars coming alive TRULY through this galaxy. It will be a true immersion into the world of Star Wars. There will be 2 brand new rides – guests will get to steer the Millenium Falcon and place you in the middle of a battle between the First Order & the Resistance. As more is being done, I will update you!

May the force be with you!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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