The time we've been waiting for is here! Are you ready for the Season of the Force? It's coming very soon to the Disneyland Resort in California and Disney Parks blog has released all the details of the entire celebration to help alleviate frustrations over closures dealing with Star Wars Land.
The first ever Season of the Force at Disneyland will premiere 16 November and will include:
- Star Wars Launch Bay where guests can meet their favourite Star Wars characters and have some sneak peeks of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the former Innoventions pavillion.
- A new destination in Star Tours - The Adventures Continue from the new movie.
- Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, a new version of the popular Jedi Training Academy interactive show at the Tomorrowland Terrace. This new show will include characters from the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.
- Hyperspace Mountain, a new overlay for the popular Space Mountain attraction which will take guests into a rebel battle.
- The Tomorrowland Theater will play favourite scenes from the Star Wars franchise.
- Special themed food, merchandise and entertainment throughout Tomorrowland.
For anyone worried about Hyperspace Mountain taking over Space Mountain, don't panic. Hyperspace Mountain is a temporary overlay for the attraction that can easily be removed. It's likely the traditional ride will return early next year. If the Season of the Force is permanently in November, then we can expect to not see Space Mountain between late September and January and instead enjoy Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy and Hyperspace Mountain.
Since the Season of the Force will be coinciding with the Holiday Season at DLR, it seems as though this promotion is meant to be Tomorrowland's way to participate in the holidays. Normally it is the one corner of the park not decked out but this could change that. We'll see if they keep that time of year in the future.