New Star Wars Experiences Coming to Walt Disney World

Today, the Walt Disney Company announced a line-up of new attractions and entertainment coming to its theme parks around the world during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Among them, there were some interesting details about new Star Wars-themed experiences that will soon come to the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. From the "Season of the Force" to the Star Wars Launch Bay, Guests will soon be part of both new and enhanced experiences.

Here you are just some of the upcoming Star Wars enhancements and new experiences

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue – Later this year, the popular Star Tours attraction will include a new adventure featuring locations and characters from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, giving guests a new adventure in the Star Wars galaxy.

Star Wars Launch Bay – This interactive experience will take guests into the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes, including opportunities to visit with new and favorite Star Wars characters, special merchandise and food offerings. Star Wars Launch Bay will be located in the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park.

Also at Disneyland park, Star Wars Launch Bay will share the space with the reimagined Super Hero HQ, featuring 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.” The show is rumored to move to an indoor location at Disney's Hollywood Studios, replacing the former ABC Sound Studio (where the animated short "Frozen Fever" is currently playing).

Season of the Force – This new seasonal event, beginning early 2016, brings 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.

Of course, all these additions will act as bridges that will ultimately lead to the grand opening of the new Star Wars Land, which will provide even more incredibly immersive experience on both coasts.

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  1. Is Hyper Space Mountain going to be at Hollywood Studios as well in the new Star Wars area?
    You've made it sound like it's only replacing Space Mountain at Disnelyland Park California... Is that right?

  2. Hyperspace Mountain will only be a seasonal overlay for Disneyland's Space Mountain. The attraction will be reverted back to normal after the "Season of the Force" event ends. Hyperspace Mountain will not come to Walt Disney World (at least, that's not in the current plans).

  3. Space mountain at magic kingdom cannot handle the extra weight needed for audio on the trains without a complete overhaul.

  4. Thanks for clearing that up for me :)

  5. I hope an indoor venue for Jedi Academy allows for walk through visitors to watch. This stage show is dynamic, every changing because the kids are always different. Its presentation outside Star Tours has been a great "hey, lets stop and watch" activity for many years. By moving indoors they risk losing the overall ambiance associated with this sort of 'street performance.' And with the introduction of FP pre booking etc, how long would it be before the audience consists of nothing more than the people accompanying the kids in the show - and nobody else.

    Moving under cover (anti rain) is good, but it will die if it becomes closed to casual viewers (either by design or as a result of nobody but participants knowing what's going on inside).


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