Galactic Nights: Food, Drinks, and Fun

The first ever Galactic Nights, hosted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Celebration Orlando 2017, was an event to remember. The second iteration will be held December 16, 2017, to celebrate the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Although the Galaxy’s Edge preview panel and the updated Star Tours ride will be highlights of the evening, the food should not be overlooked. Here is a preview of some of Tricia Barr’s favorites, after an early tasting offered to media.

1) Lightsaber Churros

Disney Parks have the best churros. Getting to choose your side – Sith or Jedi – and duke it out while munching on a favorite snack takes this treat up to the next level.

2) Ribeye Steak Puff

The ribeye steak puff was hands down my savory favorite. Crafted for a nerfherder on the run, this dish is one worth trying. Beware of Wookiees who may want to wrestle you for it!

3) C-3PO Charcuterie

Charcuterie boards make great nibbling food when stopping at the cantina for a cold drink. Biscuits in the shape of Threepio’s head take you back to the Bespin days.

4) Jettison Juice

A refreshing watermelon lemonade topped off with a Death Star glow cube, this drink hit the spot. Remember Alderaan.

5) Light and Dark Side Eclairs

While churros make a tasty snack, the eclairs feel like a sumptuous dessert. The light side vanilla was sweet and airy. The dark side has a heavy taste of chocolate that calls to you.

A Galactic Tasting package is available with reserved seating for “Inside the Saga: A Galaxy in the Making,” located at the Epic Theater.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to