Today, Disney made some major announcements regarding Star Wars in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
First, let’s start with the sad news. Due to construction at the park, Star Wars Weekends will no longer be taking place. Boo….
Ok, now that we have the bad stuff out of the way, let’s get to the good news. Starting on December 1, Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to enjoy more Star Wars experiences. The first will be the additional Star Wars: The Force Awakens scene for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, which was announced at this year’s D23. During the opening months, everyone who rides Star Tours will get to experience the new adventure. After that, it will be random once again.
Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see with the additional scene:
Guests will also be able to experience the Star Wars Launch Bay which will include special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes, special merchandise, and opportunities to encounter Chewbacca and Darth Vader. Guests can also experience “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi” which will feature scenes from the complete Star Wars saga, as well as giving those who are new to the Star Wars story an opportunity to get acquainted with the films.
Finally, as I had mentioned before, Jedi Training Academy is currently being refurbished and by early December, Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple will take Guests to the secret site of an ancient Jedi temple where they will face Darth Vader along with the Seventh Sister – a new villain from the Disney XD series “Star Wars Rebels.”
Oh and don’t forget about the upcoming Season of the Force event that’s coming to the park as well.
While it’s certainly disappointing to see that Star Wars Weekends won’t be continuing, it’s clear that our love affair with Star Wars certainly will not be ending in the park in the upcoming months.