'Star Wars' fever at Disney's Hollywood Studios
"Frozen" snow days and more Soarin' are coming to Epcot summer 2016. Video posted April 20, 2016, by Jennifer Sangalang, FLORIDA TODAY
If a Stormtrooper marches up to you, act natural.
Bless you, Disney's Hollywood Studios. Thanks to you, we can feel *the Force* in Orlando. Not in a galaxy far, far away.
As part of the #AwakenSummer media preview at Epcot and Hollywood Studios this week, my colleague and I caught the "Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away" live show. I so want to describe what I saw, the characters in it, but that would mean a spoiler. And spoilers are bad.
Just know this: You'll see a lot of "Star Wars" footage — old and new. You'll hear the unforgettable John Williams' soundtrack music. The combo of what you view on their big screens and the "pew-pew-pew" sounds of the galactic fight scenes will make you want to host a "Star Wars" movie marathon at home.
Here's what I can tell you:
• Hollywood Studios' live "Star Wars" stage show has multiple showings every day. So if on one of those you were in the back and couldn't see much, stake a spot toward the front for the next one.
• There's a seriously cool Stormtroopers march — if you're #TeamResistance, or on the good side, you'll still be blown away by this. When it happened, the crowds parted like Moses and the Red Sea to make way for Captain Phasma (the dark silver, bad a-- Storm Trooper) and her squad of First Order stormtroopers. Thunk. Thunk. Thunk. Thunk. That's the sound of their steps as they marched in formation around center stage and near the Great Movie Ride.
Because I was in the front, one of the Stormtroopers got all up in my grill. And in typical #Nerdgirl fashion, of all the media there, I took advantage of that for a selfie. Props to the Stormtrooper, he never broke character.
Stay tuned for more "Star Wars" news from Disney's theme parks in Orlando and aboard Disney Cruise Line at Port Canaveral.
Sangalang is FLORIDA TODAY's entertainment reporter and Nerdgirl columnist.
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