D23 Disney Parks Panel Reveals More Star Wars Plans
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After revealing Star Wars Land earlier today at D23, Disney followed up with further Force-filled park plans, and our own JediTricks is there covering the details.
The new Star Wars Land will feature an all-new planet. Everything in the area will be in-story, including rides, stores, and food.
Before Star Wars Land is opened, Disney has other plans for boosting Star Wars content at both Disneyland in Anaheim and Walt Disney World in Orlando.
The existing Star Tours ride will add a new destination from The Force Awakens.
Jedi Training Academy, the popular stage show where would-be padawans face off against the dark side, will also be updated.
Star Wars Launch Bay, recently revealed for international parks, will be added to the domestic locations as well.
Building on Walt Disney World's Star Wars Weekends, Season of the Force will be a similar limited-time event in both domestic parks. During this time, Space Mountain will become Hyperspace Mountain, with digital projections and soundtrack additions. Orlando will have custom Star Wars fireworks.
Thanks to JediTricks for the coverage!
UPDATE: Disney has officially posted these details:
From a new Star Tours adventure to Star Wars Launch Bay and Season of the Force, guests at Walt Disney Worldand Disneyland Resorts will soon be able to step into the Star Wars galaxy like never before!
Star Wars Launch Bay 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.
Season of the Force, a new seasonal event beginning early 2016, brings new experiences to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. 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 also 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.
Later this year, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue 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 Warsgalaxy.
Finally, Jedi Training Academy – a favorite of younger fans – will 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.”