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  • On May 27, 2019
    Shawna from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    hi, I am wondering if viewing Star Wars galactic spectacular is part of the fast pass and what's a good viewing spot if not. thank you, visiting in late July

    Hello, Shawna! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    You will absolutely love Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There are two main components of the show: the projections on the front of the Chinese theater and adjacent buildings and the breathtakingly amazing fireworks/ pyrotechnics. If you want to see both, you’ll want to secure a spot in front of the Chinese theater where the trees don’t obstruct your view. 

    While you can see the fireworks from other areas of the Park, for me the projections are what makes this show truly spectacular. You’ll find most people choose to stand, so you’ll want to try to find a spot for you and your family early in the evening. Since there is not a FastPass+ option for this show, if you don’t want the stress of finding and securing a prime viewing spot, I’d like to recommend the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party. You’ll begin with sweet treats served buffet-style inside the Star Wars Launch Bay, but then you’ll be escorted to a special reserved VIP area to view the Spectacular right before it begins. From here you’ll be able to see all of the projections and fireworks, and you’ll even be able to feel the heat from the pyrotechnics! It’s a truly amazing experience.

    I hope you enjoy your visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer, Shawna! Make sure you check out the other Star Wars experiences including the Character encounters (as well as props and art on display) in the Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show and (my stepson's favorite) the March of the First Order. If you have young Jedis in your party, they can enlist in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, too. Want to experience everything Star Wars? Sign up for the Star Wars Guided Tour!

    I hope these were the answers you were looking for, Shawna. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan.

    May the Force be with you. Always.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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