During Disney's D23 Expo this past August, the studio announced plans for two Star Wars themed lands that will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Construction won't begin until next year on these 14-acre expansions, but starting next month, there will be new attractions opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios, leading into the highly-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18. The Disney Parks Blog announced today that new attractions will be open starting December 1.
The Star Wars Launch Bay will take guests into the Star Wars saga and the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes, special merchandise and opportunities to encounter Chewbacca and Darth Vader. Star Tours - The Adventures Continue will be home to a brand new adventure inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. During the opening months, we'll make sure that everyone who rides Star Tours will experience the new adventure. After that, it will be up to the will of the Force.
Another new attraction is entitled Star Wars: Path of the Jedi, which will feature scenes from the complete Star Wars saga. Path of the Jedi also gives anyone new to the Star Wars galaxy an opportunity to get acquainted with the films. The final attraction opening next month is Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. This reimagined Jedi Training experience will take younglings 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.
Disney also announced that they won't be able to offer Star Wars Weekends, while construction is under way on the 14-acre Star Wars-themed land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. However, with these new attractions opening in December, fans will get to experience the Star Wars saga every day at Disney's Hollywood Studios, starting December 1. With Star Wars Launch Bay, the new Jedi Training experience, "Star Wars: Path of the Jedi" and a new destination in the Star Tours attraction opening in December, you'll be able to step into the Star Wars saga every time you visit Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney has also launched a sneak peek of the new Star Tours attraction, showing fans where the Starspeeder 1000 will be taking us, along with a new photo from the Star Tours ride. Will you be checking out the new Star Wars attractions at Disney World next month, to get ready for the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens? We'll keep you posted with new details in the days and weeks ahead, but for now, take a look at the new video and photo showcasing these Star Wars attractions.