Disney just revealed several new details from a Galaxy far far away, The recently-announced Star Wars SEASON OF THE FORCE promotion will be landing in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park on November 16 and will bring with it a bunch of new options for fans.

The STAR WARS LAUNCH BAY has been confirmed to offer Dark Side and Lightside character experiences offering character greets with Darth Vader and Chewbacca as well as various galleries and a new game center with Star Wars video games and Disney Infinity demos.

Also announced was the updated Jedi Training Academy now dubbed  Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, the inclusion of THE FORCE AWAKENS elements in STAR TOURS, plus HYPERSPACE MOUNTAIN layover that will transform Space Mountain into the Star Wars themed experience. Of course, new themed food will be available in Tomorrowland as well.

Details are still pending for the SEASON OF THE FORCE event that will be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Expanding the Empire

Work to make room for the new Star Wars lands at  Disneyland will require some major modifications to the park and will affect several areas beginning January 10th.

Permanent closures:
Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue, Big Thunder Ranch Petting Farm and Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree will all be closing permanently after January 10th.

Temporary closures:
Also closing January 10th but scheduled to return at points later in the future are several attractions along the Rivers of America including:

    • “Fantasmic!”
    • Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia
    • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
    • Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes

Full announcement from the DPB below.

Details on Season of the Force, Coming November 16 to Disneyland Park in California

At Disney Parks, we’re preparing to celebrate the excitement around all things Star Wars with brand-new themed experiences. Guests in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park in Southern California will soon be able to experience their favorite Star Wars stories when Season of the Force begins November 16. We’ll have opening dates to share for these new Star Wars experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida soon.

Season of the Force at Disneyland park will take guests to a galaxy far, far away with these special experiences:

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. Here’s a look inside!

  • 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.
  • 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 props from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
    • Starship Gallery – Discover models of famous starships and their pilots from throughout the Star Warssaga.
  • Join the Battle in the Star Wars Game Center – Play the latest games from the Star Wars galaxy, includingDisney Infinity 3.0 – featuring park-exclusive Toy Box levels.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Coming in December, experience a twist on the Jedi Training experience when you will encounter new characters and a new villain from the popular Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

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

Limited-Time Experiences

  • Hyperspace Mountain – Climb aboard a reimagined Space Mountain attraction, in which guests will join an X-wing starfighter battle.
  • Revisit favorite scenes from classic Star Wars films at Tomorrowland Theater.
  • Try new themed food.

Choose your side during Season of the Force, beginning November 16 at Disneyland park in California. And keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for dates and details on these new Star Wars experiences coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.