written by Crystal Boston, Travel Specialist
With the reopening of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, some Star Wars experiences may be modified or no longer available, please be sure to check your My Disney Experience Mobile App for the most up to date information.
With so many new Star Wars experiences added since I first wrote this blog it was definitely time to update the information…
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is still 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:
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (SWGE)
- Hollywood Boulevard (HB)
- Echo Lake (EL)
- Animation Courtyard (AC)
- Commissary Lane (CL)
- Grand Avenue (GA)
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios (DHS)
- Darth Vader
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (EL) (38″)
Ride in the famous cockpit of the Millennium Falcon on a daring flight—and whether you’re a pilot, engineer or runner, every role is crucial.
*Tip: FastPass is available for this experience and is recommended.
*Tip: For vacation dates on or after February 19, 2020, you are now able to secure an advance FastPass+ time. In some cases you may need to join a Boarding Group in order to enter Batuu and/or experience Rise of the Resistance, be sure to ask a Cast Member on arrival at the park.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (EL) (40″)
Join the Resistance in a climactic battle against the First Order.
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.
*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. *
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.
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.
*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 the courtyard area just behind the stage.
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular (HB)
Conclude your day with an out of this world fireworks finale bursting with Star Wars music and magic.
*Tip: Cast Members will ask everyone to 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).
*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.
Snap a photo in Star Wars settings throughout the park, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
*Note, some dining locations inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge do not accept Disney Dining Plans. Please check your your My Disney Experience Mobile App for more information.
You can now use Mobile Order via your My Disney Experience Mobile App to avoid waiting in lines at select Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Quick/Counter Service locations.
Oga’s Cantina (SWGE)
Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the notorious watering hole where smugglers, bounty hunters, and weary travelers of all ages can come partake in some out-of-this-world refreshments.
To make trip planning easier, Oga’s Cantina will follow the 60-day reservation process currently offered for restaurants requiring reservations. While there will be limited walk-up availability, reservations are highly recommended. Cancellations can be made up to the day before without penalty; however, any no-shows will be charged. *Disney Dining Plans not accepted.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo (SWGE)
Hungry travelers can fuel up on galactic grub at this local eatery in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Milk Stand (SWGE)
Quench your thirst with a cup of Batuu’s legendary blue or green treat, served frozen
Ronto Roasters (SWGE)
Sink your teeth into a savory grilled sausage and roasted pork wrap at this exotic meat stall
Kat Saka’s Kettle (SWGE)
Pop into this eclectic food stall for some Outpost Mix, a sweet, savory snack made with popcorn
Backlot Express (EL)
Two Suns of Tatooine Hummus available at this Quick Service Dining location
Custom Merchandise, Shopping & Interactive Experiences:
Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers (SWGE)
Constructing a lightsaber is a rite of passage in the life of a Jedi, as this elegant weapon from a more civilized age is attuned to its wielder through the Force. Inside Savi’s Workshop, your Clients will feel the presence of the Force as they craft their own lightsabers, customizing them with various hilts, accessories and the all-important kyber crystals.
For the Savi’s Workshop experience, there will be limited walk-up availability, but reservations are highly recommended. A credit card guarantee is required for each reservation. Cancellations can be made up to the day before without penalty; any no-shows will be charged the full price of the experience. Guests can bring one guest to observe the experience.
*UPDATED: 7/20/2020 – Savi’s Workshop is currently a modified experience and advance reservations are not required. Legacy lightsabers are available for purchase and you scan a QR code on arrival to view the available options. Below is a sample of available options during a recent visit.
Droid Depot (SWGE)
Droids can be some of the most loyal companions in the entire Star Wars galaxy, and now your Clients can have the chance to build and customize their own astromech friends at the Droid Depot. Patrons pick pieces and parts off a conveyor belt to construct one of two core models (R-series or BB-series), which can then interact with elements throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Reservations are highly recommended and there will be limited walk-up availability. A credit card guarantee is required for each reservation. Cancellations can be made up to the day before without penalty; any no-shows will be charged the full price of the experience. The experience area is limited to the builder and one Guest—at least one person in the party must be age 14 or older.
Creature Stall (SWGE)
Discover curious creatures and critters from across the galaxy—and take home a new friend!
Toydarian Toymaker (SWGE)
Browse handcrafted toys and collectibles at this whimsical workshop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Black Spire Outfitters (SWGE)
Outfit yourself for galactic adventures at the colorful apparel shop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Jewels of Bith (SWGE)
Features exclusive items from Batuu.
Resistance Supply (SWGE)
Pick up gear that proves your allegiance to the Resistance and helps fight the First Order
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities (SWGE)
Shop for mysterious and unique galactic artifacts collected by a legendary antiquities dealer
First Order Cargo (SWGE)
Proclaim your allegiance to the mighty First Order and shop for recruitment gear and supplies
Tatooine Traders (EL)
Descend upon this desert dome to procure rare Star Wars memorabilia and create your very own lightsaber or droid.
Launch Bay Cargo (AC)
Take home a piece of the Star Wars saga—including life-size sculptures, autographed memorabilia, high-end movie prop replicas and print-on-demand phone cases featuring your choice of extraordinary Star Wars art.
Keystone Clothiers (HB)
Star Wars fans, your shop has come in! And it’s loaded with epic apparel, gifts and gear for the whole crew.
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party
Watch the fireworks from a reserved viewing area with Star Wars-themed desserts and drinks.
*Tip: Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Star Wars Guided Tour
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. 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 reserved viewing for the fireworks show.
*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.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
A 2-Night, all-immersive adventure. Come live your very own epic Star Wars story with exclusive amenities and experiences, including a planet excursion to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Scheduled to open 2021.
Check back for new updates and reach out to your Wish Upon A Star With Us Travel Agent to help you with your Star Wars vacation plans!!