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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:

Stars Tours® – The Adventures Continue

Star 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.

Jedi Training Academy 

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.

Star Wars™ Launch Bay 

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®.

Stormtroopers March

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.

Star Wars™ Guided Tour

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.

Reservations Now Open for ‘A Galactic Spectacular’ Dessert Party

Looking for a sweet way to enjoy the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show during your upcoming visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®? We’ve found just what you’re looking for!

Reservations are currently open for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Taking place on Dec. 31, 2016 and select nights in 2017, the out-of-this-world dessert party will provide:

  • Preferred viewing area for the new Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show
  • Star Wars™-themed desserts served at a private party inside Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Selection of specialty drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Souvenir Chewbacca stein

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party runs Dec. 31, 2016 and on select nights in 2017 (which will be available for booking soon). Pricing is $69-79/adult ages 10+ and $39-45 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included).

Contact your Magic Maker® to check availability or for additional questions.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios® admission is also required and is not included in the price of the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party. Seating is not available. Wheelchairs and ECVs can be accommodated. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government identification will be required to verify your age. Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event. Discounts or promotions are not valid for this event. Entertainment is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Star Wars™-Themed Lands Coming to Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts

The Walt Disney Company announced that a galaxy far, far away would be coming to a Disney Park near you!

In what is being called Disney’s largest single themed land expansion in history, these new Star Wars™-themed lands will bring 14 acres of fun to both Disneyland® Park in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Orlando.

Plans call for the land to transport guests to a never-before-seen-planet feature two signature attractions. Inside the land, every store and restaurant will be run by the “locals” of the planet!

No date has been announced for the launch of these new Star Wars™-themed lands. But in the meantime, new Star Wars™ fun is on the way!

  • Stars Tours® – The Adventures Continue – Later in 2015, Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue attractions in both Disneyland® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will include a new adventure with locations and characters from the upcoming Star Wars™: The Force Awakens.
  • Jedi Training Academy – A current favorite of young Padawans, Jedi Training Academy, will soon be reimagined with a new experience that includes new characters and a new villain to battle from the popular Disney XD series, “Star Wars Rebels.”
  • Star Wars™ Launch Bay – Also coming in 2015, this new interactive experience will take guests on both coasts into the upcoming film, Star Wars™: The Force Awakens. The experience will feature special exhibits, visits with new and favorite Star Wars™ characters, and specialty food and merchandise offerings. Star Wars™ Launch Bay will be located in Tomorrowland® at Disneyland® Park and inside the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
  • Season of the Force – Inspired by the success of Star Wars™ Weekends, Season of the Force will be a new season event, beginning early 2016, bringing more intergalactic fun into Disneyland® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. At Disneyland® Park, Space Mountain® will be reimagined into Hyperspace Mountain. Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, they will feature a new fireworks spectacular on weekend nights set to the iconic scores of Star Wars™ movies. Much more fun is in the works as well.

Artist Concept Art – Actual Construction May Differ

We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available on all these out-of-this-universe announcements!