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Season of the Force Begins November 16 at Disneyland Park in California

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Here at Disneyland park in Southern California, we’re preparing to celebrate the excitement around all things Star Wars with brand-new themed experiences in Tomorrowland beginning November 16. Season of the Force will take guests to a galaxy far, far away with special experiences:

Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland Park

Star Wars Launch Bay

This new area will offer opportunities to visit with favorite Star Wars characters, special exhibits, peeks at the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and much more.

Choose Your Destiny with Special Character Experiences

  • Dark Side – Encounter one of the most iconic villains from Star Wars, Darth Vader.
  • Light Side – Fly casual at this makeshift Rebel base, and meet the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.

Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland Park

Explore the Dark and the Light in Themed Galleries

    • Dark Side Gallery – Get a look at authentic pieces of stormtrooper armor as well as famous Sith lightsabers once wielded by masters of the dark side.
    • Light Side Gallery – Explore a gallery filled with Rebel flight helmets and lightsabers once wielded by Jedi Knights.
    • Preview Gallery – See items built exclusively for Star Wars Launch Bay by the same prop makers who worked on the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
    • Starship Gallery – Discover models of famous starships from throughout the Star Wars saga.


Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland Park

Join the Battle in the Star Wars Game Center – Play the latest games from the Star Wars galaxy, including Disney Infinity 3.0 – featuring park-exclusive Toy Box levels.

Hyperspace Mountain Coming for Season of the Force at Disneyland Park

Hyperspace Mountain

Guests will launch into a galaxy far, far away aboard Hyperspace Mountain, finding themselves in an action-packed battle between Rebel X-wings and Imperial TIE fighters.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

This popular attraction will feature a new scene inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Galactic Grill

Choose the dark side or the light at this new themed food and beverage location. In the space that currently hosts Tomorrowland Terrace, the Galactic Grill will serve up specialty menu items inspired by both sides of the Force. Here is a look at some of the menu options:

Darth Tamale at Galactic Grill in Disneyland Park First Order Specialty Burger at Galactic Grill in Disneyland Park The Pastry Menace at Galactic Grill in Disneyland Park


  • Darth Tamale – Blue corn tamale with scrambled eggs and chorizo, red chili sauce and tomatillo

Lunch and Dinner

  • First Order Specialty Burger – Angus beef and chorizo patty topped with fried cherry peppers, spicy-lime aioli on dark bun


  • The Pastry Menace – Éclair with milk chocolate filling and a hint of cayenne pepper
BB-8 Sipper at Galactic Grill in Disneyland Park TIE Fighter Premium Popcorn Bucket at Galactic Grill in Disneyland Park


  • BB-8 sipper
  • TIE Fighter premium popcorn bucket

Star Wars: Path of the Jedi

Relive Luke Skywalker’s path to becoming a Jedi in a film that recaptures favorite Star Wars moments on the big screen. The Tomorrowland Theater presents Star Wars: Path of the Jedi, an exclusive cinematic event.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Opening December 8, guests will experience a twist on the Jedi Training experience when they encounter new characters and a new villain from the popular Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels.

Choose your side when Season of the Force begins November 16 at Disneyland park in California!


  • Oh my gosh! Can’t wait to see all of this!! I will be there November 16th!!

  • Thanks, Erin! I. CAN. NOT. WAIT. FOR. MONDAY. And I’m pretty sure I see my name on that BB-8 sipper and TIE fighter popcorn bucket!

  • Hi, Erin. Will this be open through January 6th? I’m hoping to go January 4th-5th if so. Please let me know! I haven’t been able to find this info anywhere!

    • Annie – An end date has not yet been announced.

  • Any word on an end date for Seasons of the Force?

    • An end date has not yet been announced.

  • And I will be at Disney WORLD Monday =( Hoping for a similar announcement soon for us……

    • Thomas – Check out this post for details about Star Wars experiences at Walt Disney World.

  • will the bb-8 and tie fighter be available longer then just Monday? and will hyperspace mountain be only that Monday?

    • All of these experiences will be ongoing.

  • I am hoping that this event will run through the middle of January, since the Star Wars Half Marathon is the weekend of January 15-17th and I will be visiting for that event!!

  • Hi Erin, It seems like a missed opportunity to do a blog meet up here. Cant wait to see the new offerings though.

    • Stay tuned, Bill! 🙂

  • Does anyone know if this will start early (this weekend)? We are here for Avengers run but leave Sunday night.

  • Hi Erin
    We will be visiting in early February 2016. Will these activities/exhibits still be going on then?
    Cheers from Mildura Australia!

    • An end date has not yet been announced. Cheers!

  • Hi Craig, I just passed by the launch bay and there are signs that say it will open on Monday. Bummer:( I was hoping for a sort of soft opening this weekend as well.

  • What Brigitte at @7 said! I so hope this is running (half marathon pun) through the Star Wars Half.

  • Hi Erin,
    I’m hoping that at least some of this experience, like the galleries etc, will be a permanent attraction as I’m planning my big holiday from Australia for the end of October and November 2016. I really hope it stays as I’d love to experience at least of it

  • Did the Avengers 5K yesterday (Friday the 13th), they already have the BB8 sippers by the (closed) entrance to the Launch Bay (which is the bottom floor of the Innoventions building). They also have a Chewbacca Stein that I don’t see here. The BB8 sipper is very cute. They also opened Hyperspace Galaxy for a few hours for a soft open. We had perfect timing in that we came out of Star Tours & then a cast member told us (as we we very obviously a Star Wars nerd group) it had just opened, so we were definitely in the first 50 or so people to ride it. Everyone was needing out and cheering like crazy once you got to the “hangar” part of the line. The overlay is going to last awhile, I tell you right now.

  • I was @ “Season of the Force” last night and there was a soft opening of Hyperspace and Path of the Jedi. Hyperspace was exciting; glad I was able to ride it. Can’t wait to see Force Awakens, due to Path of a Jedi showing. Also got my BB8 sipper; selling @ Pizza Port. No TIE Fighter popcorn buckets till Monday.

  • Hi Erin, I was wondering if there will be any give aways to AP members on the 16th? Like posters or buttons? Thank you!!

  • Curious. Will Star Tours in Disneyland in California be removed or relocated once the new Star Wars Land opens? It would seem odd to have Star Wars attractions in two different parts of the park.

  • Does anybody know the price of the TIE fighter bucket & the BB-8 sipper?

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