Happy Halloween this week! It’s our weekly round-up of all the Disney Parks news to come out within the past 7 days! No rumours or hearsay…just good old-fashioned official Disney announcements (and our personal commentary), broken down into bite-sized pieces so you can get all of the important info right at your fingertips. So, without further ado, please enjoy the October 28th, 2019 edition of New Week, New Dis!
This week, Disney parks around the globe will join together in celebrating Halloween. Whether you have already visited a park during the Halloween season, you’re visiting this week, or if you’re celebrating Halloween at home, we hope you have a (not-so) spooky time and a safe celebration. Happy trick-or-treating!
Star Tours Gets an Adventure Update
Also across the globe, Disney parks that are home to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue will soon be receiving new potential destinations for guests traveling aboard the Star Speeder 1000 with R2-D2 and C-3PO at the helm. The upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20th, 2019 will bring with it some new locations and potential challenges to the Star Tours attractions.
Each time a new Star Wars movie has been released, the locations featured in that movie become potential destinations for your Star Tour. As the Star Tours story has many twists and turns, every tour is different. Which characters you encounter and which locations you visit are completely random.
While we don’t have a definitive date for the new locations and story plots, I think it’s fair to say that the Star Tours at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disney will all see updates fairly close to the release of the movie worldwide. And speaking of the movie…
Final Star Wars Trailer is Released
Closing out the newest trilogy of episodic Star Wars stories, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be hitting most theatres December 20th. The build and hype for this movie (rumoured to be the longest Star Wars film ever) keeps growing. The final trailer was released this week with even more subtle looks at the saga surrounding Kylo Ren and Rey, as well as our favourite rag-tag group of Star Wars characters. We. Can’t. Wait!