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Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returns and Songs from Coco—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

The popular Disney’s Hollywood Studios event is back this December, and Coco offers a sneak peek at its soundtrack… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Star Wars Galactic Nights

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

One of this year’s coolest events at the Walt Disney World Resort is coming back for more interstellar fun! Star Wars: Galactic Nights, which completely sold out last April, is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 16.

It’s lightspeed to fun during this separately ticketed, after-hours event (held from 7 p.m. to midnight on select nights)! Expect all manner of Star Wars-themed entertainment, including Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks and the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show; a sneak peek at Disney Parks’ newest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge; special photo ops at amazingly detailed photo locations around the park; character encounters with the likes of Ewoks, AWR Troopers, droids, and Jedi knights; exclusive Star Wars-themed food, beverage, and merchandise offerings; and so much more!

Heading to Walt Disney World Resort this winter? We suggest booking your Star Wars: Galactic Nights tickets as early as possible! For more info, including pricing, check out Disneyworld.com/GalacticNights.

Save the Date!
Be sure to mark these upcoming Disney events on your calendar:

D23 and Walt Disney Archives
October 1, 2017
D23’s Fanniversary Celebrates 35 Years of Epcot
October 1, 2017
A Progressive Dinner Celebrating 35 Years of Epcot
October 3, 2017
D23’s Sip and Stroll
October 29, 2017
D23’s Spooky Screening Series: Halloweentown on The Walt Disney Studios Lot
November 17, 2017
Lunch with a Disney Legend: Russi Taylor
November 18, 2017
D23’s Magical Screening Series: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in Florida
November 18, 2017
Mickey’s of Glendale—Orlando Shopping Event
November 18, 2017
The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour—Presented by D23
February 2, 2018
D23 Member Night at Disney’s Aladdin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre
August 25 and 29, September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, and 29; October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, and 31; November 1
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park
August 31-November 13, 2017
Epcot Food & Wine Festival
September 15–October 31, 2017
Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort
September 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, October 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park
November 10–January 7
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort
Star Wars-Themed Lands Opening at Disneyland and Walt Disney World

November 3, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters
November 22, 2017
Coco opens in theaters
December 15, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters
September 23, 2017
DuckTales Series debuts with two new episodes (7 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT)


Get “Un Poco Loco” with New Songs from Coco

It’s not long now until we meet Miguel, his wacky pooch Dante, and his lovable family—of both the human and undead variety—in Disney•Pixar’s Coco. And just days ago, the good folks behind the film delighted fans everywhere by releasing snippets from three of the film’s songs… Take a listen here, and mark those calendars for the film’s November 22 release!

Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house

Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday Debuts Gingerbread House

Oh goodness, it’s one of our favorite times of the year at the Disneyland Resort: Halloween Time! And that means one of our favorite attractions, Haunted Mansion Holiday, is back for more frightful fun. One of our favorite parts of this spooky seasonal attraction is the real gingerbread house that the Disneyland Resort’s Central Bakery team cooks up each year––take a look at this year’s ghoulish treat.

Frozen on broadway

Sneak-Peek Photos at Disney Theatrical’s Frozen

Before it’s big move to Broadway, Disney Theatrical’s Frozen is dazzling audiences at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts through October 1. And lucky for us, they recently gave fans across the globe a “first look” at the production via incredible new photos of the cast in action. Take a look at the gorgeous stage-bound Arendelle and its citizens right here.

Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween

Celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with Freeform’s “13 Nights of Halloween”

Fall is fast approaching, and Halloween with it (you still have a little over a month to plan your costumes, by the by)… so make sure to get into the spooky spirit with Freeform’s annual “13 Nights of Halloween” programming event. Read up on the treats (no tricks) you can expect in D23.com’s rundown here.