Fans of Star Wars have a lot to be excited about at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. Tons of changes are coming, including new themed shows, attractions, food, and more! The Star Wars galaxy will open a bit at a time over the next few years, but those in the know agree that these are changes worth waiting for.
What we know about the new Star Wars features
There are two categories of info about these new features: official info announced by Disney and rumors from Disney insiders. First, let’s take a look at what Disney has officially announced.
Star Wars Launch Bay
Set to go up in what is now the Animation Courtyard, Star Wars Launch Bay will provide guests the opportunity to meet with their favorite characters. Their options will include meeting those from the Dark Side in a Star Destroyer area, or meeting the Rebels in a Rebel Base themed area. In one they’ll meet Darth Vader and in the other they’ll meet Chewbacca.
Star Wars Launch Bay will also have a few exhibits. Celebration Gallery and Hallway gives guests a chance to see ships from the Imperial Navy Fleet and the Rebel Alliance, along with other props and murals from the movie. The Preview Gallery will include costumes, models, and artwork from the most recent film. The final stop will be Launch Bay Cargo, which will feature a huge selection of Star Wars merchandise.
Changes to Star Tours
Star Tours has long been one of the most popular attractions in Hollywood Studios, and there’s even more to get excited about, thanks to Disney’s recent changes. They’ve kept the daring adventure intact for the most part, but have added new characters and adventures. The ride is longer, too – which gives fans even more to enjoy.
The return of Jedi Training
Disney guests were bummed to learn that Jedi Training was closing, but the good news is that it’ll be opening again with enhanced features and new characters – including the Seventh Sister Inquisitor. This popular interactive attraction allows kids to step right into the shoes of Jedis in training.
Abridged cinematic reels
Guests of the park who want to relive their favorite moments can head to Star Wars: Path of the Jedi to see an abridged cinematic reel with some of the best parts of episodes I – VII.
New food throughout the park
Restaurants and snack carts throughout the park are embracing the Star Wars spirit. Look for exciting galactic foods like Blue Milk Panna Cotta, BB-8 Lemon and Butter Cream Cupcakes, and Padawan Limeade.
Fireworks only Disney could pull off
Disney World is known for their unsurpassed fireworks, and guests of Hollywood Studios are sure to be excited by the newest Disney fireworks spectacular: Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular. These have been going on nightly since mid-December and are expected to continue indefinitely.
Rumored additions to Star Wars Land
Rumors must be taken with a grain of salt until they’re officially confirmed, but some of the more credible rumors have included:
- A life-size Millennium Falcon that allows fans to fly in the cockpit
- The second major attraction will feature Rogue One content
- A new Disney job listing seems like pretty solid evidence that there will be a Star Wars Rebels meet and greet or show
While the full details of the new Star Wars attractions aren’t yet clear, one thing is certain: this will be an incredible addition that Star Wars fans can get excited about.