To celebrate the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Disney held their Star Wars Galactic Nights celebration in December of 2017 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Then again, for the opening of Solo in May of 2018. We provided video elements for the event including videos for the Tower of Terror projection and Warwick Davis moments. The gala event on December 16 featured character interactions, a dance party, tasty Star Wars-inspired food, fireworks, and an extensive panel featuring park experts with new details on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the amazing new extension coming to both Disneyland and Disney World in 2019! Fans also got to participate in a scavenger hunt, see a special version of the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show enhanced with elements from the entire saga, and got special access to rides including Star Tours, Toy Story Mania and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
During a presentation on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we learned lots of new details and saw new concept artwork, much of which was supervised by Lucasfilm’s own Doug Chiang, who was design director on The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, as well as a concept artist on The Force Awakens and production designer on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Chiang is helping to seamlessly bridge the gap between the storytelling of the films and the experience guests will have on their visit to the Galaxy’s Edge planet of Batuu, including to-scale, real-world versions of X-Wings and the Millennium Falcon, all of which is built to last as its explored by the millions of guests who get to hop on board. We were very pleased to be apart of this event and look forward to more in the future.