Star Wars™ Fun at Walt Disney World® Resort
Back in 2015, The Walt Disney Company announced an expansion to bring new Star Wars™-themed lands to both Disneyland® Park in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Orlando. While preparations and construction for those lands are in progress (no opening dates have been announced), some new Star Wars™-themed fun has already started in the parks – and there’s more to come at the Walt Disney World® Resort!
Here’s a look at what’s available:
Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue
Stars Tours® – The Adventures Continue
attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
now includes adventures with locations and characters from the popular Star Wars™
: The Force Awakens. Soon, the attraction will once again be randomized to both start and end at different locations for every galactic journey. Also, new scenes from Star Wars™: Episode VIII
will be added to within the coming year.
A current favorite of young Padawans, Jedi Training Academy was recently reimagined. Now called Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
, trainees face Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister – a new villain from Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels
This interactive experience takes guests into the Star Wars™
Saga and hit film, Star Wars™: The Force Awakens. The experience features special exhibits and visits with favorite Star Wars™ characters like Chewbacca and Kylo Ren. Located inside the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®,
the area will soon feature new props from Rogue One: A Star Wars™ Story
and show a behind-the-scenes film, “Meet the Makers.”
Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
This live stage show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
celebrates iconic moments from the Star Wars™
saga with live vignettes featuring popular Star Wars™
characters, such as Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Darth Maul. Starting Dec. 16, AWR Troopers from Rogue One: A Star Wars™ Story
will join the show. The show takes place multiple times each day at the Center Stage area near The Great Movie Ride®
Happening several times daily, the First Order’s strength is on display as Captain Phasma leads a squad of First Order stormtroopers from Star Wars™
Launch Bay to the Center Stage area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
And coming soon:
Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular
On Dec. 16, 2016, the current Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular
fireworks show will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular lights up the sky with Star Wars™-themed fireworks, lasers, light projections and other special effects combined with music and iconic characters and scenes from throughout the saga.
From Dec.16-31, it will join Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! as a second nightly fireworks spectacular. In 2017, the show will be presented at a schedule that has yet to be announced.
Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party
Returns on Dec. 31, 2016 for New Year’s Eve and will reopen in 2017. CLICK HERE
for more details on the party.
Starting in 2017, a seven-hour guided tour will provide guests with a full Force all-access adventure. For $129, guests will receive:
- Screening of Star Wars™: Path of the Jedi
- Reserved viewing of 2 live stage shows—Star Wars™: A Galaxy Far, Far Away and March of the First Order
- Participate in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (ages 4-12)
- Ride on Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue
- A Star Wars™-inspired dinner at Backlot Express
- Chewbacca and Kylo Ren Character Greeting
- In-depth, insider’s tour around Star Wars™ Launch Bay
- Admission to Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party
- Reserved viewing of Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular nighttime fireworks event
- A personalized souvenir to commemorate your adventures
Dates and offering subject to change
Note: Because of construction of the new Star Wars™-themed lands in Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Star Wars™ Weekends will not be offered.