This Disney’s Hollywood Studios Experience May Be Gone for Good

Mickey sad at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The big day has finally arrived! Walt Disney World Resort has welcomed the return of the beloved “Fantasmic!” nighttime entertainment at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But there’s still something missing.

“Fantasmic!” offers that perfect dose of classic Sorcerer Mickey with modern Disney Princesses, characters, and, of course, Disney villains! Before the COVID-19 pandemic closures, Guests would flock to the Sunset Boulevard amphitheater for the nightly show.

Fantasmic at Disney's Hollywood Studios
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But “Fantasmic!” isn’t for everyone. While its popularity can’t be ignored, Disney’s Hollywood Studios used to offer a stunning nighttime spectacular with fireworks and projections in pre-COVID days that was a perfect alternative to fighting the crowds for “Fantasmic!”

Each night, the Chinese Theater at the end of Hollywood Boulevard would light up with projections, lasers, fireworks, and incredible music for Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. The nightly fireworks were perfect for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as they beautifully tied in the Star Wars environment.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular
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Star Tours – The Adventures Continue was the first piece of Star Wars to enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Then, the new land of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge now offers two additional attractions, including Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.

It only makes sense to offer an extra dose of Star Wars entertainment outside of the usual character meet-and-greet options with Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and BB-8 in Star Wars Launch Bay.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular
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PLUS – Walt Disney World Resort just opened its luxury style, storytelling Resort Hotel experience called Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. You’d think with this high-priced Resort transporting Guests to and from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the hotel, there would be a nighttime offering for Star Wars fans.

Sadly, the full Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular nighttime fireworks page has been removed from Disney’s website. Does this mean this Disney entertainment is gone for good? There is still some hope.

While the page has been taken down, Disney does still list Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular on its lineup of entertainment offerings.

Star Wars; A Galactic Spectacular on Disney's Website
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That said… the website also lists Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, which also hasn’t returned since COVID closures in March 2020.

Magic Kingdom currently presents “Disney Enchantment,” with news of “Happily Ever After” returning soon. Over at EPCOT, “Harmonious” is in full swing but will end as well with the rumored return of “EPCOT Forever.” While fireworks are not allowed for the animals’ sake at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the “Tree of Life Awakenings” has returned.

So… is there more coming for Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

The Disney Park has the perfect audience to return Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. Not only would it help alleviate the crowds for “Fantasmic!,” but it’s a Star Wars Park favorite that is greatly missed.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.