Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Our first trip to Disneyland! Part 2: The Season of the Force

The Season of the Force


Because we went to Disneyland in December of 2015, there was one thing that was on EVERYONE'S minds.....Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. So parts of Tomorrowland were transformed to celebrate the "Season of the Force", which included special menus, character meet-and-greets, merchandise, new scenes in 'Star Tours' and turning Space Mountain into 'Hyperspace Mountain'. Chauncey is the big Star Wars fan, but as a sci-fi/fantasy nerd in general, I was quite excited to see everything.

Innoventions was changed to include costumes and props from all of the Star Wars films, and you could also meet Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Chewie! (Kylo Ren came after 'The Force Awakens' was released to avoid big spoilers).

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away....

Star Wars Launch Bay Disneyland

The Millennium Falcon!
Millennium Falcon model Disneyland

Rey's speeder
Rey's speeder Disneyland

Finally, someone Chauncey's size!
Chauncey and Chewie

Star Wars at Disneyland

BTW, as much as I enjoyed all the Star Wars stuff, I really, really, REALLY loved the 2nd floor of Innovations which houses all of the Marvel stuff. I actually cried when I saw all the Iron Man suits. I really wanted to meet Thor, but he wasn't ever in when we stopped by. Disney really needs to figure out how to get Marvel into the parks in Florida.

Iron Man suits at Disneyland

Thor Treasures of Asgard at Disneyland

Of course we went before 'The Force Awakens' was in theatres, so a lot of stuff made more sense AFTER the fact, but it was still very cool. I hope that Disney makes 'The Season of the Force' a regular event with each movie release.

Disneyland Diamond Celebration

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