Calling all Star Wars fans!

The Force awakens with new and reimagined Star Wars experiences at Disney Parks in California and Florida, just in time for the December 18th release of the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Celebrating all things Star Wars, the exciting experiences at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will entertain fans of the movie saga and Star Wars themed attractions.

How will you experience Star Wars at Disney Parks? Here are some of the newest attractions:

Star Wars Launch Bay

Star Wars Launch Bay is the central location within the parks for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars. In this multi-sensory space, guests will interact with iconic Star Wars characters, tour galleries featuring treasured memorabilia and detailed replicas of Star Wars props, play the latest Star Wars interactive video games and have access to special Star Wars merchandise.

Special Character Encounters

After entering a themed atrium complete with authentic replicas of Star Wars props, guests journey to the dark side and come face to face with Darth Vader in a 360-degree immersive area themed around the Star Destroyer, or they may choose the light side by stepping into a makeshift Rebel base to meet the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Based on the Star Wars movies, Star Tours takes guests to multiple Star Wars destinations where they interact with characters from throughout the saga. With an eye-popping digital presentation leveraging Dolby 3D to deliver a vivid and realistic experience, a dramatic musical score and motion simulator-based technology, guests are immersed in the Star Wars galaxy like never before on a theme park attraction.

Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland Resort

The classic Space Mountain attraction is re-imagined as Hyperspace Mountain, thrusting guests into the darkness for an action-packed battle between Rebel X-wings and Imperial TIE fighters.

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“Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular” at Walt Disney World Resort

At Hollywood Studios in Florida beginning nightly Dec. 18, guests will be treated to a spectacular finish to their park visit with a dazzling Star Wars-themed fireworks show set to memorable Star Wars music from throughout the saga.


Guests at Disney Parks can also enjoy the Launch Bay Theater, The Cantina, Star Wars Game Center, Themed Galleries and much more.

The new experiences further expand the Star Wars presence ahead of the new Star Wars-themed lands coming to the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Groundbreaking in California and Florida is expected in 2016.

The Force Awakens – The Toronto Exhibit

Meanwhile, in Toronto, The Force Awakens – The Toronto Exhibit opens December 5th for a limited 16-day run.

Located on the Bell Media campus at 277 Queen Street West and open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., the pop-up exhibit will give fans a small tease about the new film with five life-size replicas of Rey, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, BB-8 and a Stormtrooper.  The figures were created by Prop Shop, a London, UK-based company that created the official props used in the production of the film.  The mini exhibit in Toronto is the only place in Canada where fans will be able to see the figures.

Other features in the pop-up exhibit include a BB-8 photo op and two limited edition exclusive t-shirts that will be available for purchase.  Special guests, themed days, activities and giveaways will be revealed via social media over the duration of the exhibit and fans.

Follow Walt Disney Studios Canada on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #TheForceAwakensTO for the latest news and details.


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

1 Comment

  1. Absolutely love that Star Wars is getting the full treatment in marketing and exposure. Can’t wait to see it and great job on this post 🙂

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