There were so many huge announcement for Walt Disney World theme parks including the huge Star Wars expansion at Hollywood Studios and AVATAR at Animal Kingdom. There are also some a few “Star Wars” Enhancements and New Experiences making their way to Walt Disney World including a new Star Tours adventure location, Star Wars Launch Bay, a new Jedi Training Academy and “Season of the Force.”
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: Later this year, Star Tours will have new locations that will feature characters from the upcoming film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
- Star Wars Launch Bay: This is a new interactive experience. It will take guests into the upcoming film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and will include special exhibits, behind-the-scenes looks, opportunities to visit with new and favorite “Star Wars” characters and special merchandise and food offerings. Star Wars Launch Bay will be located in the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At Disneyland, it will be located in Tomorrowland where it will share space with the reimagined Super Hero HQ. It will feature opportunities to meet and take photos with super heroes like Captain America and Thor, as well as experience the returning Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries. Both experiences will be available for guests later this year.
- Jedi Training Academy: A favorite of younger fans is reimagined with a new experience that includes new characters and a new villain to battle from the popular Disney XD series “Star Wars Rebels.”
- Season of the Force: A new seasonal event starting early 2016, Season of the Force will bring new experiences to both coasts. In Tomorrowland at Disneyland park, guests will explore the “Star Wars” galaxy with special entertainment throughout the land, themed food locations and more. Guests also will be thrilled to climb aboard Hyperspace Mountain, a reimagining of the classic Space Mountain attraction, in which guests will join an X-wing Starfighter battle. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests will close out weekend nights with a new fireworks spectacular set to the iconic score of the “Star Wars” movies.
Sounds great, but we’re not entirely sure if the new Season of the Force is replacing “Star Wars” Weekends or if it’s in an additional “Star Wars” celebration.