Disney Parks Will Celebrate the ‘Season of the Force’

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Star Wars mania is only expected to intensify between now and the release of The Force Awakens on December 18. There’s no place where this will be more evident than in Disneyland and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, where celebrations of the "Season of the Force” will begin November 17.

This limited-time event will feature updates to some of their classic Star Wars favorites as well twists on attractions throughout the park. Star Tours, the beloved ride that originally debuted at the parks in the '80s, will introduce a new scene inspired by the upcoming film. New characters will also be making an appearance at the Jedi Training Academy, and the parks will pay homage to the original films by screening memorable scenes at the Tomorrowland Theater.

One of the biggest changes comes to the Disneyland sci-fi staple Space Mountain. During the Season of the Force, the classic coaster will be reimagined as Hyperspace Mountain, and guests will join an X-wing starfighter battle as they zoom through space.

This all comes ahead of the 2016 groundbreaking of Disney's new Star Wars–themed lands. If you can’t schedule a trip to Disneyland in southern California or Hollywood Studios in Florida in the next few months, fear not—there are still plenty of other pilgrimages hardcore fans can make to feel one with the Force. 

[h/t: Disney Parks