Your Trip to a Galaxy Far, Far Away in Disney World Ends With…Fake Fireworks?

One of our favorite things to do in Disney World is to stick around in the evening for Disney’s incredible nighttime spectaculars like Enchantment and Harmonious. Those fireworks never get old!

Disney Enchantment is pretty spectacular!

And Disney World’s newest fireworks take place in a galaxy far, far, away, aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. But, this display is a little different than you may expect.

POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING: Please proceed with caution if you are looking for a 100% spoiler-free experience on the Galactic Starcruiser

After months of anticipation, we set sail on a Star Wars cruise with the Galactic Starcruiser! We’ve been trying all the space food, meeting all the mysterious passengers, and even taking some Sabacc lessons. It’s been a busy stay! Back when our itinerary was released, we noticed that “pyrotechnic displays” were listed on the schedule.

Day 1

After a little research, we discovered that guests can enjoy a fireworks show in the Atrium (which is basically a large, central area), complete with a “special pyrotechnic display” on both night one and night two. The language was pretty vague, so we didn’t know what to expect!

Day 2

During our visit, our itinerary ended up having only one night of “fireworks” scheduled. They take place in the Atrium, which is huge!

The Atrium

Before our cruise, we spent weeks theorizing how this show would work. Would the fireworks play on screens like in Space 220? Would we go outside (in space?!)? We had no idea!


The show promptly began on night two immediately following finale of the overarching storyline. During the show, guests can listen to triumphant music straight from John Williams’s Star Wars score, which we loved. You can watch the show from small windows at the top of the Atrium, or head straight to the Bridge for the best view.

View from the Atrium windows

Overall, we thought that the pyrotechnic display was a fun way to end the adventure onboard the Halcyon!

View from the Bridge

The firework projections resembled circular light objects and planets, and they whizzed and danced around the screen in ways that actual fireworks could not.

It’s pretty!

We really liked that they set the show to actual Star Wars music, which made the experience feel that much more cinematic.

Lots of explosions

So yeah, the “pyrotechnic display” is ultimately on a screen, but it was still enjoyable because of the timing of the show and the music. If this show also takes place on night one, it might not be as exciting as night two.


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What do you think about this fireworks show? Let us know in the comments!

Disclosure: We were invited by Disney to visit the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own

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One Reply to “Your Trip to a Galaxy Far, Far Away in Disney World Ends With…Fake Fireworks?”

  1. Watched your media video. Looks like a must do for the die hard Star Wars fan who likes the immersion type experience. However, for those who aren’t into that type thing, it is a very expensive experience and probably not for them.
    However… I am not pooh, poohing the experience. For that special fan, they will love it. In fact this may be, an exciting new avenue of exploration for Disney. Imagine a similar experience, themed after the Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean?
    Time will tell but price will dictate the true fan! lol