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New Star Wars Enhancements Starting Soon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have even more new Star Wars experiences soon. Some will begin this week and others will begin in 2017:
Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away: AWR (Advanced Weapons Research) Troopers from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will debut December 16 in the existing Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away daytime show. AWR Troopers are encased in specialized Stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous look.
Star Wars Launch Bay: This location was recently updated with new props from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Making-of footage was also added to the attraction’s “Meet the Makers” film.
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: Voyage changes are coming starting in mid-December, switching back to randomized beginnings (instead of starting each journey on the planet of Jakku) and final destinations. New scenes from “Star Wars: Episode VIII” will be added to Star Tours in the coming year as well.
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular: This spectacular show will return nightly beginning December 16 in celebration of the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, joining Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! through December 31, before continuing into 2017.
Star Wars Guided Tour: Beginning in 2017, an all-new Star Wars guided tour will take Guests on a seven-hour immersion in all the park’s current Star Wars experiences. Led by a Star Wars “all-in-the know” tour guide, Guests will blast off on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, encounter two Star Wars characters (Chewbacca and Kylo Ren) at Star Wars Launch Bay, get an in-depth, insider’s tour around Launch Bay, screen “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi” and enjoy Star Wars-themed menu items at Backlot Express. The finale of this unforgettable day includes themed sweets and specialty beverages at Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, which also includes reserved viewing for the show. Priced at $129 per person, tours begin January 2 and will be offered on Mondays and Saturdays throughout 2017. Reservations for January tours can be made soon.