Top 7 Picks for Star Wars Fans at Disney World

May the Force be with you... at Disney World

Considering the recent announcement of the new Star Wars-themed land coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in the next year or two, Star Wars fans have a lot to celebrate at Walt Disney World. Although the popular Star Wars Weekends was cancelled due to the impending changes, the addition of innovative attractions and merchandise is sure to please every Star Wars fan.

Edited by Dawn Henthorn, Florida Travel Expert since 2000.

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    Build a Lightsaber

    Kids play with light sabers at Disney World
    ••• Now find Star Wars merchandise at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs' Once Upon a Toy year round. © The Walt Disney Company

    Visit the "Once Upon a Toy" shop in Disney Springs and build your very own lightsaber. No Jedi is complete without one, and you can create your own custom design, or make a lightsaber like the one carried by a favorite Star Wars character. No matter what you decide, your lightsaber will set you back about $19.95 to $29.95, plus tax.

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    Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

    Young Disney World guest participates in Jedi Training at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    ••• This Youngling was brave enough to face villians and sign on for Jedi Training at Disney's Hollywood Studios. © The Walt Disney Company/David Roark, Photographer

    Younglings who wish to participate in the show should head to Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost in Disney's Hollywood Studios to register as soon as the park opens. Those participating in the exciting Jedi training session will come face to face with Darth Vader and notorious Star Wars villains. The 20-minute Jedi Training session takes place adjacent to Star Tours at various times throughout the day.

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    Star Wars Characters Meet and Greet

    Guest to Disney's Hollywood Studios pose with Chewbacca from Star Wars saga.
    ••• Meet the characters from the Star Wars sagas at Disney's Hollywood Studios. © The Walt Disney Company/Matt Stroshane, Photographer

    While Disney is promising more characters to come to Star Wars Launch Bay, currently you may run across Chewbacca, Wookiee, Kylo Ren or a garrison of First Order Stormtroopers.

     

     

     

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    Star Wars Launch Bay

    Star Wars' Launch Bay at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    ••• Celebrate everything Star Wars at Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney's Hollywood Studios. © The Walt Disney Company

    Star Wars Launch Bay (previously Magic of Disney Animation) is Star Wars central at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Step inside to encounter beloved Star Wars characters, explore galleries full of memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, play the latest Star Wars interactive video games and access Star Wars merchandise.

     

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    Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

    Star Tours ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    ••• The re-imagined 3-D Star Tours - The Adventures Continue at Disney's Hollywood Studios features a dramatic musical score and motion simulator-based technology. © The Walt Disney Company

    Fasten your seat belt and blast off on a thrilling 3-D tour of the Star Wars galaxy at Star Tours: The Adventures Continue in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Your voyage will take you to amazing alien world where you will come face to face with the likes of Yoda, Chewbacca or even Darth Vader.

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    Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular

    Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    ••• Star Wars fans enjoy the perfect ending to their day at Disney's Hollywood Studios with Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular. © The Walt Disney Company/Chloe Rice, Photographer

    Guests to Disney's Hollywood Studios can end their day at the park with a dazzling out-of-this-world Star Wars-themed fireworks show set to memorable Star Wars music from the saga. The fireworks spectacular is featured nightly.

     

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    Unique Star Wars Merchandise and Memorabilia

    Mr. Potato Head: Star Wars Darth Tater
    ••• Little tikes can join the Star Wars mania with a Mr. Potato Head dressed as Darth Tater. © Hasbro/Disney

    When you visit Disney World you can find unique, "park only" Star Wars merchandise at Disney's Hollywood Studios including:

    • Mini collectible Star Wars figures
    • Star Wars Vinylmations
    • Star Wars themed Disney pins
    • Darth Tater (Mr. Potato head with a makeover from the Dark Side.)
    • Jedi Mickey and friends stuffed animals and figures.
    • Star Wars artwork and prints
    • Star Wars clothing, costumes and accessories