One-Night "Star Wars" Event Coming to Walt Disney World

To celebrate the opening of the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” film, the Walt Disney World Resort will be hosting an opening night event on Dec. 17.
This special ticketed event will begin at the AMC Disney Springs 24 Theatres between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., when event Guests will get a confirmed seat at the first few public showings of the new film and then enjoy a private, after-hours party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that will last until 2:00 a.m.

The party will include access to the new Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and a DJ dance party. The night will be capped off with the preview of a new fireworks spectacular set to the iconic “Star Wars” score. Event attendees will also get a commemorative souvenir event ticket.

Here you are some frequently asked questions about this event, including ticket prices and more:

What is the price for this event?
Ticket prices reflect a variety of format options for the movie, including 2D ($94.99), 3D ($98.99) and 3D ETX ($99.99). All ticket options will include access to the party at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Can I purchase a ticket just for the private after-hours party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?
No, the event includes both admission to the movie at AMC Disney Springs 24 theatres as well as the
after-hours party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Separate admission is not available.

Is there a limit to how many tickets I can buy?
Individuals can purchase up to 10 tickets to the event.

Will transportation be provided between Disney Springs and Disney’s Hollywood Studios?
Participants will need to provide their own transportation between Disney Springs and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel the night of the event and prefer not to drive, complimentary transportation will be provided from Disney Springs to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and back to your resort. There will not be transportation provided between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs at the end of the event. Parking at Disney Springs is
complimentary. Parking at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is included in the event ticket price. Please allow extra time for parking at Disney Springs due to construction in the area. More information about parking and event logistics will be communicated closer to the event.

What time should I arrive at Disney Springs to check in for the event?
By purchasing a ticket to this event, participants are confirmed to receive a seat to see the movie at a
specified time in the format chosen. There will be two steps to check in for this event:
  1. Any time after purchasing a ticket online and up to one hour prior to the event, participants will need to bring their online confirmation number to the theatre box office or Automated Box Office kiosks during normal operating hours to print an AMC Disney Springs 24 theatres ticket.
  2. On Thursday, December 17, Disney Springs will open at 8:00 a.m. for Guests to begin checking in for the event. Plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the show time to allow ample time to check in. Guests should bring their printed AMC Disney Spring theaters Box Office Ticket (with Auditorium Number) to the check-in location that will be communicated prior to the event. Please be aware that Guests are not able to enter Disney Spring prior to 8:00 a.m.
What time can we get into Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the after-hours party?
The after-hours party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios officially starts at 11:00 p.m. and will be open only to Guests who have purchased the event tickets. Guests are welcome to come into the park as soon as their movie is over. The event will run until 2:00 a.m.

Will there be any characters at this event?
Yes, characters will be appearing at Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Will anything else be open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the after-party?
Yes, select merchandise and food and beverage locations will operate during the after-hours party in
addition to Star Wars Launch Bay and Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. There will be additional entertainment throughout the park. No other attractions are planned to operate.

Can Guests come in costume?
Yes, Guests of the event are encouraged to come dressed in costume showing allegiance to the light side or dark side of the Force. Costume guidelines are as follows:
  • Costumes should be child-friendly and adhere to any guidelines determined by AMC and Disney.
  • Costumes should not be obstructive, offensive or violent; drag on the ground; contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest; contain any weapons or objects which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • At AMC Disney Springs 24 theatres, masks must be carried and can be worn for photos. At
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios, for this event, masks may be worn but they must not obstruct vision, and eyes must be visible at all times.
  • Guests who dress like Disney characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs.
Can I see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at Disney Springs if I don’t attend this event?
Yes. Visit or the AMC Disney Springs 24 theatres box office for later show times.

Tickets can be purchased at on October 19, following the launch of the newest “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer during halftime of “Monday Night Football” on ESPN.


  1. Also was announced today that theater tickets - meaning for your local showing - will go on sale next week as well.

    ADR 6 months out. FP 3 months out. Now I have to plan movie night 2 months out!

  2. Thanks for letting us know (and thanks for the laughs!).

  3. So $100.00 to see the movie and go on Star Tours. Not much value there!

  4. "So $100.00 to see the movie and go on Star Tours. Not much value there!"

    Try again. This event also includes characters, a DJ, and fireworks. It sounds like it will be a bit of a costume party, also. And, it will last 6-7 hours.

    Tickets to a 2-3 hour Broadway show routinely cost $150+. Tickets to an NBA game can easily hit $200 each. Although this event doesn't appeal to me, I don't think that $100 is outrageous.

  5. $100 is ridiculous. Even if the movie tickets are $15, you are left with an $85 event that will last 4 hours. the movie is over 2 hours. Even if you see it at 7 it will start at 7:20 after the trailers, not finishing till 9:40 or so. By the time you get to your car and drive it to the studios and park it will be at least 10pm. This is insane.

    1. Where supply meets demand, the price will be set. -Econ 101