First Look Inside The New Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Force is strong at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this morning. The theme park introduced Star Wars Launch Bay, which includes artifacts from the film series and character meet-ups.

Feel the power of the Force at the Star Wars™ Imperial Meet ‘N’ Greet, offered daily from 11:00am to 4:00pm daily at the Star WarsLaunch Bay in the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

The exhibit features a huge assortment of props, art, merchandise and much more about the blockbuster saga spanning the original trilogy all the way up the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie.

Disney is also scheduled to return the Jedi Training Academy to the theme park today. The additions are in anticipation of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which officially opens Dec. 18.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios eventually will be home to a land dedicated to the “Star Wars” franchise. The 14-acre area, announced in August, will be part of the park’s makeover, which also includes a “Toy Story” land. The Disney-“Star Wars” connection predates the company’s purchase of Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012. The Star Tours attraction opened in 1989, and the Star Wars Weekends event debuted at the Studios in 1997.