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Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Far Away Stage Show Breakdown

Building on the excitement of Star Wars mania and with no signs of slowing down, two new Star Wars-themed offerings debuted in the spring of 2016 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. First, Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away is a fifteen-minute show at Center Stage with multiple showings per day. A much shorter, yet very fun, Storm Trooper March also takes place from Star Wars Launch Bay to Center Stage with a few less showings per day. We’ve got all the details and many, many pictures! (When you see the blue arrows, be sure to scroll through the slideshow). Warning: Spoilers ahead!





 

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

In an interesting mix of movie vignettes and character appearances, this stage show is all about highlighting what we love about Star Wars—everything! The show begins with John Williams’ famous Star Wars Theme aIn an exciting mix of movie vignettes and character appearances, this stage show is all about highlighting what we love about Star Wars—everything! The show begins with John Williams’ famous Star Wars Theme and highlights favorite scenes from the original trilogy. As the opening builds, scenes from The Force Awakens begin to filter in along with a few scenes from the prequels.nd highlights favorite scenes from the original trilogy. As the opening builds, scenes from The Force Awakens begin to filter in along with a few scenes from the prequels.

Next, Yoda invites us to feel the Force and followed by an on-stage appearance from C3PO and R2D2 for a short exchange. Yoda then speaks again of the Force. We see multiple shots of characters wielding their lightsabers from all the movies. This section culminates in Yoda introducing the Sith and the Dark Side. Fittingly, Darth Maul appears on stage for a short lightsaber demonstration.

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The show then moves onto movie vignettes focusing on the many pilots in the Star Wars universe and include scenes of Luke Skywalker, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, and interrupted by an exciting (but short) visit on stage by Chewbacca himself with images of the Millennium Falcon behind him. The movie clips, then focus on the search for the Millennium Falcon and end with Darth Vader handing over Han Solo to Bobo Fett. Boba Fett then appears on stage.

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The show then transitions to the Dark Side with Yoda quoting how people are led to the Dark Side. Scenes highlight Anakin’s path to the Dark Side and culminate with a visit from Darth Vader accompanied by Storm Troopers and John Williams’ The Imperial March. Those paying close attention with notice that Darth Vader’s Storm Troopers helmets are those from the original movies and not the newer Storm Troopers helmets seen with Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren from the Force Awakens era. Those details matter to Star Wars fans, and Disney got it right!

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Yoda’s wise voice returns to warn us again about the Dark Side. Kylo Ren then speaks and appears with Captain Phasma and more Storm Troopers. Scenes are shown from the Force Awakens and speak of the First Order and a deserter. Kylo Ren gets really angry (not so shocking if you’ve seen the movie).

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Scenes from the movie Rogue One appear along with the stormtroopers in all black. The music transitions to Rey’s Theme, and we hear Maz Kanata speaking. We are treated to scenes of The Force Awakens and the good guys: Han Solo, Leia, Poe, Finn, Rey, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, and BB8. BB8 then appears on the stage (he does not move), followed by Rey herself. Finally, the entire cast comes out on stage for a final appearance with Maz saying that the Force is calling to us!

We really enjoyed the show, as did the crowd. Throughout the show, there were many cheers and shouts, especially with certain character appearances. The show blended movie scenes and live characters well. Also, the story flowed and had direction. The Center Stage area was packed during the multiple shows we saw. This show will please Star Wars fans from all generations as all of the movies were represented, though the prequels were definitely minimized (who can blame them). We highly recommend making time in your day for this show, and if you have a huge Star Wars fan in the family, then this show is a no brainer.
Shows are primarily in the afternoon hours. Check your Times Guide for the most up to date showtimes. Note that people were lined up as early as 45 minutes before a show start. If you want a front-row seat, be prepared to get there very early. Many caught the end of a show, only to grab the best spots for the next one. The crowd pressed in once the show started, and there is no shade in the prime viewing spots. Be prepared for standing in the hot sun! The show is definitely worth it, though!
The Force has Awakened at Hollywood Studios, and it awakened really good! If this is a taste of what we can expect when Star Wars Land opens, all we can say is, “hold onto your hats!”

 



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