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The Force Is Calling You To The Disney Parks Seasons of the Force Is Now Open


The Force is strong at both the Disneyland Resort and Disney Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World as the all new Seasons of the Force is now open and waiting for you. Last week I had the opportunity to make a coast-to-coast visit to both.  Here’s some of the magic from a galaxy far, far, away that awaits you:

The Force has awakened at the Disneyland Resort! Star Wars Season of the Force debuted Nov. 16 at Disneyland Park, bringing immersive new experiences from a galaxy far, far away. Here is a look at the exciting adventures that await you during this stellar celebration:



Star Wars Launch Bay
At Star Wars Launch Bay, you and your family will enjoy celebrating the Star Warssaga with fun interactive experiences, including encounters with some favorite characters from the films. Located inside the Tomorrowland Expo Center at Disneyland Park, this multi-sensory space features galleries full of treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, a Star Wars-themed cantina, special merchandise and more.


Hyperspace Mountain
For Season of the Force, the classic Space Mountain attraction has been reimagined to thrust you onto the front lines of an exciting battle between Rebel X-wings and Imperial TIE fighters. As you race through the Star Wars galaxy, a new soundtrack, inspired by the films’ musical themes, adds to the thrills.


Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
Relive short stories from the Star Wars saga – or discover them for the first time – in this short film compilation presented in the Tomorrowland Theater. It also includes moments from the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue adds a new destination to its itinerary, featuring scenes and characters from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  You never know who you may encounter aboard your excursion through the Star Warsgalaxy!

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
In this reimagined interactive show, debuting December 8, your young Padawans may train to help defeat Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister Inquisitor, a new villain from the popular Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.


Galactic Food
Experience Star Wars through your palate with tasty food inspired by a galaxy far, far away! Pizza Port offers Star Wars-themed menu items and the Galactic Grill, at Tomorrowland Terrace, features menus inspired by the dark side and light side! Which side of the Force will you fuel up with?

To discover more about the exciting adventures that await you during Star Wars Season of the Force, visit Disneyland.com.



The Force is growing stronger at Walt Disney World Resort with the addition of new Star Wars-inspired entertainment now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The Star Wars themed entertainment includes new experiences as well as reimagined elements of popular Star Wars attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which began on Dec. 1 – just ahead of the Dec. 18 movie premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. These new experiences involve the creation of Star Wars Launch Bay, a central locale for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars; Star Wars: Path of the Jedi, a cinematic overview of the Star Wars saga; and cool, new enhancements for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue and Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.



Additional Star Wars elements enter the galaxy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting Dec. 18 with a nightly fireworks show called the “Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular.” In 2016, new Star Wars-inspired food and beverage offerings will debut, plus a Star Wars-themed dessert party.

These new experiences celebrate the Star Wars saga at Walt Disney World Resort like never before, allowing guests, as well as Star Wars fans, the opportunity to transport themselves every day to a galaxy far, far away:

Star Wars Launch Bay

Located in Animation Courtyard, Star Wars Launch Bay is a primary location within the park for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars. In this multi-sensory space with an outdoor queue area lined with special concept artwork, guests can interact with beloved Star Wars characters, tour galleries featuring treasured memorabilia and replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including ones from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and play the latest Star Wars interactive video games, plus have access to special Star Wars merchandise.


  • Special Character Encounters  After entering a themed atrium complete with replicas of Star Wars props, guests can journey to the dark side and encounter Star Wars characters such as Darth Vader in a 360-degree immersive area themed around the Star Destroyer, or they may choose the light side by stepping into a makeshift Rebel base and coming face to face with Star Wars characters such as the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.


  • Launch Bay Theater – Guests hear directly from the creative minds behind the Star Wars saga in a short video that includes exclusive interviews with the directors, writers, producers and other key movie crew members who bring the saga to life.
  • The Cantina – This setting, inspired by the unsavory “hives of scum and villainy” in the Star Wars galaxy, is a fun place to explore and take photos near elements of the cantina, such as a holochess table. Holochess is a game seen in Star Wars.
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  • Star Wars Game Center – Guests can play current and upcoming video games, including new Disney Infinity 3.0 content created exclusively for this location.
  • Themed Galleries – Special immersive galleries will be located throughout Star Wars Launch Bay.
    • Celebration Gallery features iconic ships from throughout the Star Wars saga, such as memorable ones of the Rebel Alliance and the Imperial Navy fleet.
    • Celebration Hallway displays large-scale replicas of Star Wars props amid scenic murals.
    • Preview Gallery offers guests exclusive looks at replicas of props, artifacts and memorabilia from the latest movie in the saga, starting with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Among the items on display are costumes, ship models, droids and artwork.
  • Launch Bay Cargo – A unique shopping area where guests may bring home a variety of Star Wars merchandise, including original artwork and collector’s items.



Star Wars: Path of The Jedi
Guests looking to relive the stories from the Star Wars saga or be introduced to the iconic characters, including ones from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, can watch an abridged, cinematic reel celebrating the Star Wars saga (episodes I-VII) in a theater setting near Echo Lake.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Fans of this popular attraction will experience journeys involving new characters and adventures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Based on the Star Wars films, Star Tours takes guests to multiple Star Wars destinations where they interact with characters from throughout the saga. With an eye-popping digital presentation leveraging Dolby 3D to deliver a vivid and realistic experience, a dramatic musical score and motion simulator-based technology, guests are immersed in the Star Wars galaxy like never before on a theme park attraction.


Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
This popular entertainment offering has been reimagined with new characters and a new villain to battle from Star Wars Rebels. Younglings will be guided to the site of a secret and ancient Jedi temple where they will face villains such as Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister Inquisitor from the popular Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels, and discover if they have the makings of a true Jedi.

Storm Troopers Launch Bay WDW

Stormtrooper Patrols
As guests enjoy the sights and attractions of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, they may come face to face with First Order Stormtroopers who will patrol various areas of the park, interacting with guests during their mission to find members of the Resistance.

“Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular’’
Starting Dec. 18, guests will be treated to a spectacular finish to their visit to the park involving a dazzling Star Wars-themed fireworks show set to memorable Star Wars music from throughout the saga.