Disney has announced that Star Wars Weekends will not be returning to Disney's Hollywood Studios this sping due to making room to begin construction on the all new Toy Story Land and the expansion of Star Wars Land. Don't worry, Disney knows how poplular this event is and how their guests are wanting more of the every popular Star Wars saga, so they have created new opportunities for you to enjoy everyday instead of only on special weekends. This is fantastic news, and I have to say it's becoming quite popular with those loyal to the Star Wars series. Now, let's take a look at what you can expect if you would like to have a Star Wars themed day at Disney.
Star Tours - The Adventures Continue
This popular attraction takes guests on a 4-D daring journey through the Star Wars galaxy, has been enhanced to feature new characters and adventures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Jedi Training Trials of the Temple
Kids ages (3yrs - 12yrs) (This is Disney's official age range, but if your child is 13yrs old and really would like to participate they will not be turned away.) can sign up to become a Padawan (Jedi in training) and learn how to use a light saber to fend off the villains of the dark side. This has been enhanced and now includes a new villain - the Seventh Sister Inquisitor form Star Wars Rebels. You will want to arrive at park opening to get signed up and receive your showtime (Oops...I mean training time!)
If you would like to be introduced to (or relive) the adventure and excitement of the Star wars film franchise you can do so here. Here, you can view an abridged cinematic reel that reviews Star Wars episodes I - VII.
Star Wars Launch Bay
Star Wars Launch Bay, located in Animation Courtyard, you can interact with Star Wars characters by choosing to encounter the Dark Side on a Star Destroyer thermed area, or visit the the brave Rebels in a makeshift Rebel Base. One path may lead to Darth Vader, while the other leads to Chewbacca.
Guests can also visit two different exhibits - Celebration Gallery and Celebration Hallway to view iconic ships from the Rebel Alliance and Imperial Navy fleet, as well as replica Star Wars props and murals. If you are a fan of the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens you can head to the Preview Gallery to explore an area filled with costumes, artwork, models and maore from the new film. Nothing would be complete without a little shopping fix. At Launch Bay Cargo you will find a unique shop offering a wide selection of Star Wars merchandise, including original artwork.
This is the new fireworks spectacular that can be seen nightly (weather permitting). This all new fireworks show is themed to the music of Star Wars.
Beginning Jan. 5, 2016, you can experience the fireworks from a reserved viewing area during a special dessert party - "Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party." You will enjoy a Star Wars themed desserts and drinks. Plus, you'll receive a souvenir stein featuring one of the most beloved Star Wars characters, Chewbacca. The dessert party costs $69 for adults and $39 for children. Ta and gratuity are included. Advance reservations are recommended.
*As of right now Symphony in the Sky fireworks are scheduled to be seen into March. There is no word yet if this date will be extended.
New Star Wars-inspired items have been added to menus at Food & Beverage locaitons throughout the park. Guests can now enjoy Blue Milk Panna Cotta, Padawan Limeade, BB-8 Lemon and Butter Cream Cupcakes and much more.
May the force be with you!