Disneyland Park’s ‘Season of the Force’ to Begin November 16

SLB181501On Thursday, Disney Parks Blog made a pretty big announcement pertaining to all new Star Wars festivities. All things from new entertainment, updated attractions and meet and greets were announced.

Starting November 16, Disneyland Park will officially launch Season of the Force. This offering will bring even more Star Wars action to the park. Also, it’s sure to get us all pumped up for the new 14-acre Star Wars themed land addition, which will begin construction in 2016.

According to the Disney Parks Blog, here’s what we can expect:

Star Wars Launch Bay

This new area will offer opportunities to visit with favorite Star Warscharacters, special exhibits, peeks at the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and much more.

  • Choose Your Destiny with Special Character Experiences
    • Dark Side – Encounter one of the most iconic villains from Star Wars, Darth Vader.
    • Light Side – Fly casual at this makeshift Rebel base, and meet the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.
  • Explore the Dark and the Light in Themed Galleries
    • Dark Side Gallery – Get a look at authentic pieces of stormtrooper armor as well as famous Sith lightsabers once wielded by masters of the dark side.
    • Light Side Gallery – Explore a gallery filled with Rebel flight helmets and lightsabers once wielded by Jedi Knights.
    • Preview Gallery – See props from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
    • Starship Gallery – Discover models of famous starships and their pilots from throughout the Star Wars saga.
  • Join the Battle in the Star Wars Game Center – Play the latest games from the Star Wars galaxy, including Disney Infinity 3.0 – featuring park-exclusive Toy Box levels.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

This popular attraction will feature a new scene inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple 

Coming in December, a twist on the Jedi Training experience will introduce new characters and a new villain from the popular Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels.


Limited-time experiences

  • Hyperspace Mountain – Climb aboard a reimagined Space Mountain attraction, in which guests will join an X-wing starfighter battle.
  • Revisit favorite scenes from classic Star Wars films at Tomorrowland Theater.
  • Try new themed food.

Attractions to Close Temporarily and Permanently

To add on, with ground to break in 2016 for the new Star Wars themed land, several attractions will temporarily and permanently close. At the end of operating day on January 10, 2016, Big Thunder Ranch (Thunder Ranch Barbecue, Big Thunder Ranch Petting Farm and Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree) will permanently close. As for attractions that will temporarily close and will open on a future date includes the Disneyland Railroad and the Rivers of America (Fantasmic!, Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes). These temporary closures are also set to begin at the end of the operating day on January 10, 2016.

Stay tuned for more updates as news breaks.


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