Star Wars Weekends will not be held due to construction; New Star Wars experiences debut December 1


The Disney Parks Blog has announced some details about the upcoming Star Wars presence in the parks, as well as the cancellation of Star Wars Weekends in 2016.

Due to the construction of the Star Wars land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the popular Star Wars Weekends event will not take place next year. The article did not say when the event would return, but presumably, it will not be until construction is completed.

Star Wars Launch Bay will be opening in the old Magic of Disney Animation building. The area will be a central hub for Star Wars information, with behind-the-scenes looks at the films, merchandise, meet and greets with Chewbacca and Darth Vader and specialty food offerings.

A new adventure based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens will also be arriving at the Star Tours attraction. For the first few months, the new adventure will be part of every ride. After that, it will be randomized in with the other storylines in the attraction.

Sneak peek of the new adventure coming to Star Tours:

As previously announced, the Jedi Training Academy will be re-imagined. Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple 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.”

“Star Wars: Path of the Jedi” will show guests scenes from the Star Wars films, as a way to introduce everyone to the Star Wars universe.

The new experiences will open December 1.

News source/photo credit: Disney Parks Blog



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