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Star Wars Launch Bay – Season of the Force

Disclosure: Thank you to Disneyland for giving me the opportunity to see behind the scenes and interview a cast member. My stay was hosted but opinions are 100% my own.

STAR WARS LAUNCH BAY – Opening Nov. 16, 2015, Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland Park will take guests into the worlds of the Star Wars galaxy with special exhibits, opportunities to encounter Star Wars characters, special merchandise and more. (Disney Parks)

Season of the Force and Star Wars Launch Bay officially opens on Monday November 16, 2o15 at the Disneyland Resort in California and early in 2016 at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World.

In anticipation of Season of the Force I was able to get a small sneak peek with Disney Imagineer Edith Saucedo of Star Wars Launch Bay.  If you love Star Wars this is the place to be!  Disneyland regulars may remember the Innoventions building – this is now called Star Wars Launch Bay and has so many things for fans to check out.

My son loved the Star Wars Gaming Center  where guests can play the latest games from the Star Wars galaxy, including Disney Infinity 3.0 – featuring park-exclusive Toy Box levels.  Our kids WISH they had a Disney Infinity so they were excited to play for a few minutes at Disneyland!

When you visit the Star Wars Launch Bay you will be able to see movie memorabilia from the Star Wars movies over the years! Fans can check out light sabers, helmets, costumes, and even large props from the actual movies.  The collection of Star Wars memorabilia from the Star Wars legacy spans decades.  In addition to seeing peeks into the past, you can also preview the future of Star Wars including checking out props from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Visitors will also be able to meet characters from Light Side and the Dark Side.  Star Wars fans are going to be so excited to have an opportunity for a meet and greet, autograph signing, and of course photo opps with their favorite characters!  After Edith shared a couple awesome items from the archives she surprised me with a special meet and greet! I was thrilled to meet Chewbacca and ask him a couple questions………….

The Season of the Force begins on November 16 in Tomorrowland at Disneyland California.  Several readers have asked about an end date.  When asked I was told there is no official end date, but I will be sure to remind folks if and when one is announced.  If you are a Star Wars fan start making your plans to visit Disneyland ASAP!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Categories:  Disney, Disney Parks
  1. Melanie says:

    I could snuggle Chewie all day! It’s so neat that guests can visit their favorite characters in the Launch Bay.

  2. Daphne says:

    So cool! While I’m not a huge fan of Star Wars my husband and son are. I guess this gives me another reason why we need to make another trip to Disney World! We love it there!!

    • kate says:

      My son, youngest daughter, and husband are the big fans in our family – my oldest and I are just kinda into it (in comparison 😉 ) – It opens at Disney World soon too!

  3. Alicia Snow says:

    I am so jealous of you! Haha. I can’t wait for the new movie and the new park. It’s going to be awesome!

    • kate says:

      It was SO fun! I was really nervous to interview Chewie! 😉 – the Season of the Force is AWESOME and it is going to help Star Wars fans get through the long wait until Star Wars Land opens – I think it is going to be quite some time before the new land opens but Season of the Force is EPIC – and my son has still not forgiven me for not buying tix to the new movie for opening night! Haha – hopefully the next week!

  4. Joyce says:

    Great article. Looks like you had a lot of fun too. Look forward to the new Star Wars land!

  5. […] Star Wars Launch Bay – not exactly a show, but there is SO much to do in this interactive experience! Star Wars Launch Bay opened for Season of the Force and is a must see for any Star Wars Enthusiast.  For those who have not been this is a huge indoor area that holds a big crowd.  While inside you can check out models and items used for several Star Wars movies.  You can meet Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and now Kylo Ren.  While Chewy may be kind enough to pose for a Selfie, Darth Vader will have non of that nonsense!  Upstairs you can meet some of your favorite Marvel characters and play video games. While Star Wars Launch Bay is quite popular it is so big I have never been inside and thought it was too crowded for comfort.  My kids love to play video games and have never had to wait for a turn to play. […]

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