Rey joins the Star Wars: Galaxy Far, Far Away show at Hollywood Studios

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Lucas Siegel
Jun 30, 2017

The latest wielder of the lightsaber that once belonged to Anakin Skywalker, then Luke, and the star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi is joining the live show at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios. Rey will join Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away at Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, effective immediately. The show was put on hold while it was revamped to add her and BB-8 into the lineup.

The stage show tells a general story of the entire Star Wars saga, bringing together all three eras of storytelling, from the menacing acrobatics of Darth Maul to Chewbacca's triumphant roar, all the way to Captain Phasma leading a contingent of First Order troopers. Mixed with the live show are clips from the films, highlighting moments of the story in conjunction with the live performers.

This revamped A Galaxy Far, Far Away show is accompanied by an updated Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, the nighttime show that uses a mixture of projections, lasers and fireworks for a display across the buildings and skies above Hollywood Studios. The Galactic Spectacular also made a new addition, bringing in moments from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which just this week won the Saturn Awards for best sci-fi picture, best director and best VFX.

Star Wars content at Disney parks continues to ramp up, all leading to the big one: the opening of Star Wars land in both Orlando and Anaheim in 2019. The new land will feature a fully interactive world on an all-new planet outpost in the Star Wars universe, with rides featuring the battle between the First Order and the Resistance, flying the Millennium Falcon, and more. In Orlando, that park will be part of the Hollywood Studios experience, expanding on the live shows, the Star Tours ride and the Star Wars Launch Bay, all already up and running.