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Rogue One Arrives at Walt Disney World

That’s no Moon. It’s a Spaceship Earth!

You may have seen that for one special night, Epcot's famous Spaceship Earth became the famous Death Star. This was to celebrate the launch of the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film. To coincide with the release, Disney have announced new Star Wars and Rogue One experiences coming to the Walt Disney World Resort.
Over 400 Disney Parks Blog readers attended a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event at Epcot last week. The after hours event served as an announcement for all things Star Wars due to be added to the parks in the coming months. As part of this celebration, Spaceship Earth temporarily became the Death Star for the evening! Mads Mikkelsen, one of the Rogue One stars was in attendance at the event to assist with the announcements.
Announced experiences included the addition of AWR Troopers, from the new Rogue One film to Disney's Hollywood Studios. The troopers will also be included in a new scene which will be added to the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away daytime stage show. New props and costumes from the new film will be included in Star Wars Launch Bay for guests to experience including a Shoretrooper Blaster, Director Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle, a Death Star model, a U-wing gunship and more. The behind the scenes film shown in Launch Bay will also be updated. The popular Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular night time show will return between December 16th and 31st, after Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! as a second nightly fireworks event.
It was also announced that in anticipation of the new Star Wars Episode VIII film, Star Tours will revert to an entirely random flight experience. Currently, every ride is set to begin in Jakku. The Star Wars Dessert Party will also return in the new year as well as a new Star Wars themed backstage tour of Disney's Hollywood Studios.
You can watch the full event and announcement below.

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