Duffy and I could not contain our excitement following the leaking of images and information about the new ‘Season of the Force’ being held at the Walt Disney Studios Park next year by a UK travel agency last week.
After days of waiting and lots of fan speculation – Disneyland Pairs has finally released some official information about the ‘Season of the Force’ on its PR News website today.
The new Season of the Force event will be held at the Walt Disney Studios Park between 14 January to 26 March 2017 and according to a Tweet by French fan site ED92 Guests will be able to see Chewbacca, Vador, C3PO, R2D2, Kylo Ren, Cap Phasma, Darth Maul, Jedis, and Stormtroopers on stage during the Season of the Force nigh time show which will include projections onto the parks iconic Tower of Terror ride.
Reliable sources have confirmed that the new night time show will be held at park closing allowing Guests plenty of time to be able watch Disney Dreams! at the Disneyland Park as well.
Is this the start of the turn around of the often forgotten Walt Disney Studios Park?
I do hope so.
The Season of the Force is obviously an attempt by Disneyland Paris to cash in on the popular Star Wars franchise after the success of the Star Wars Night party held last December at the resort, and increase the much needed visitor numbers the resorts desperately needs during the quiet January and March winter months.
Are they cashing in on the back of the release of the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise Rogue One: A Star Wars Story scheduled for December 2016? – Of course they are! And I hope it continues. Walt Disney Studios Park desperately needs a ‘season’ to call its own and I hope the Season of the Force is it, and it becomes successful for the resort.
The official press release which gives some information about this new season is below and more information is expected to be released on 1st September 2016.
Soon, in a future not so far away, Disneyland Paris will awaken the Force with an all-new and exclusive celebration of the Star Wars saga featuring live characters and stunning entertainment.
For a limited time only, in early 2017, Disneyland Paris will be gripped by the Season of the Force:
The Walt Disney Studios Park will present a giant night-time spectacular, which will transport guests into the heart of the Star Wars saga. This show, only available at Disneyland Paris, will combine live entertainment, breathtaking special effects and an epic sound and light show projected on the Park’s most iconic architecture.
Throughout the day, guests will also come face to face with heroes from the Star Wars universe. Encounter a patrol of Stormtroopers, face some of the most powerful members of the Dark Side or join the rebellion with the friendly Chewbacca.
This experience is guaranteed to dazzle everyone, from the youngest Padawan to the wisest Jedi. From 14 January to 26 March 2017, come to the Walt Disney Studios Park and let the force be with you with Star Wars, Season of the Force.
More information coming soon…..