VIDEO: Thousands of Fans Celebrate the Release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Walt Disney World Resort

On Dec. 17, guests and fans will be among the first to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens during a sold out, special-ticketed Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opening Night event at Walt Disney World Resort.

Starting at AMC Disney Springs 24, ticketed guests will walk a red carpet, past banners and spot lights, to the first public showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens between 7 and 8 p.m.

After the movie, fans will enjoy a private after-hours party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios until 2 a.m. The party will include access to new Star Wars experiences, including Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Tours — The Adventures Continue attraction and more.

The next night, on Dec. 18, Disney’s Hollywood Studios park guests will experience the first official display of the “Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular’’ fireworks show inspired by the Star Wars saga.