The force may be awaking in theaters this holiday season but it's already alive and well at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Fans can now journey to a galaxy far, far away in a brand new, walk-through attraction, Star Wars Launch Bay, face their fears in a revamped Jedi training class and fly at hyperspace speeds on an updated Star Tours ride experience.
In anticipation of the fan frenzy around the release of the new Star Wars film, the new enhancements offer a unique opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with their favorite characters and memorable moments from the complete Star Wars saga.
Star Wars Launch Bay
Located in the former home of the Magic of Disney Animation attraction, the Star Wars Launch Bay is the new galactic hub for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars.
Guests can immerse themselves in the power of the mighty Galactic Empire while gazing at the evolution of Stormtrooper helmets.
Or spend all day staring at a largescale replica of the famous Millennium Falcon which "made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs."
It's here that guests can also have some one-on-one time with a cuddly, talking Chewbacca or feel the power of the dark side of the force with Darth Vader.
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
Young Padawans can participate in an updated training course on the steps of a Jedi Temple where their instructors will help them embrace the light side of the force.
Participants will have the chance to face their fears as they go toe-to-toe against the most sinister villains in the galaxy.
Darth Vader himself uses the power of the force to turn the younglings to the dark side as they use their training to push him back into the temple.
Star Tours - The Adventures Continue
Fans of this popular attraction will experience a new digital, 3D motion simulator ride which features new characters and adventures from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Savor the flavor of the force through a variety of new themed desserts, specialty drinks and novelty foods created by Disney's Executive Chef, Christine Weissman.
"Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular'
Starting Dec. 18, guests will be treated to a spectacular finish to their visit to the park involving a dazzling Star Wars themed fireworks show set to memorable music from throughout the saga.
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