Star Wars Launch Bay Opens at Walt Disney World

Check out the opening of Disney’s new feature at Walt Disney World – Star Wars Launch Bay! A display of Star Wars fandom that should be seen by all!

The Star Tours ride was my favorite when my family was in Orlando a couple of years ago. We can’t wait to see how things have changed!

What to expect at Star Wars Launch Bay:

Special Character Encounters: After entering a themed atrium complete with replicas of Star Wars props, guests can journey to the dark side and encounter Star Wars characters such as 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 and coming face to face with Star Wars characters such as the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.

Launch Bay Theater – Guests hear directly from the creative minds behind the Star Wars saga in a short video that includes exclusive interviews with the directors, writers, producers and other key movie crew members who bring the saga to life.

The Cantina – This setting, inspired by the unsavory “hives of scum and villainy” in the Star Wars galaxy, is a fun place to explore and take photos near elements of the cantina, such as a holochess table. Holochess is a game seen in Star Wars

Star Wars Game Center – Guests can play current and upcoming video games, including new Disney Infinity 3.0 content created exclusively for this location.

Themed Galleries – Special immersive galleries will be located throughout Star Wars Launch Bay.

Celebration Gallery – will feature iconic ships from throughout the Star Wars saga, such as memorable ones of the Rebel Alliance and the Imperial Navy fleet.

Celebration Hallway – will display large-scale replicas of Star Wars props amid scenic murals.

Preview Gallery – will offer guests exclusive looks at replicas of props, artifacts and memorabilia from the latest movie in the saga, starting with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Among the items that will be on display are costumes, ship models, droids and artwork.

Launch Bay Cargo – A unique shopping area where guests may bring home a variety of Star Wars merchandise, including original artwork and collector’s items.

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