October's update on the new attractions, shops and restaurants coming to Walt Disney World features new information on another hotel coming to Walt Disney World, a new show at Disney's Hollywood Studios and some construction updates for Star Wars Land.
With over two dozen new things now confirmed to be coming to Walt Disney World, there is quite a lot to take in!
25. Jedi Training – Trials of the Temple
Opening in: 2015
The Jedi Training Academy show will be closing on October 4th to make way for a new experience coming later this year. Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple will be a new show that will focus on the characters of the Star Wars Rebels animated show on Disney XD. The show will feature all new sets, characters and props that guests familiar with the ‘Rebels’ universe will recognize while still involving younger guests in an interactive way. Though we don’t have an exact start date, we’d guess that this new show will either debut alongside the Star Wars Launch Bay attraction (which is opening in December).
24. Star Wars Launch Bay
Opening in: Late 2015
It has only been a little over a month since the Magic of Disney Animation closed down at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it has now been confirmed like the this former attraction will be turned into the Star Wars Launch Bay before 2015 is over, opening in December. This all-new walk through experience will include special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes of the new Star Wars films, demo stations featuring the latest Star Wars videogames plus opportunities to visit with new and favorite Star Wars characters. This area will also have special merchandise and food offerings.
23. Millennium Falcon ride
Opening in: TBA
The first confirmed ride for the forthcoming Star Wars Land at Disney's Hollywood Stuiods will be a flight simulator ride that allows guests to “take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission”. While we don't know much about the technology that is going into this ride, we are expecting this to be a signature piece of Star Wars Land, and will likely push the boundaries of what simulator rides can be. Work on this new ride will begin next year, but we have no idea when it might open.
22. Star Wars Cantina restaurant
Opening in: TBA
One development that was rumored for the original Star Wars Land that ended up making the cut for the reimagined version of this band new land is the iconic Star Wars Cantina. Although the Cantina will no longer be located on Mos Eisley (Star Wars Land will be its own, unique in-universe planet) this dining location will have several familiar entertanment options and will feature the (in)famous Blue Milk drink. Perhaps Disney is hoping Blue Milk will become the new Butterbeer?
21. The First Order battle attraction
Opening in: TBA
Little is known about the second new ride coming to Star Wars Land. All that has been confirmed so far is that the events of this second attraction are set against the backdrop of the forthcoming Star Wars films (including Episode VII and next year's Rogue One), and guests will be put in the middle of a battle with new Star Wars baddies The First Order.