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Star Wars arrives at Disney theme park next month

Disney will begin rolling out its Star Wars-based theme park attractions on Dec. 1. According to the official Disney Parks Blog, Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. will unveil its new Star Wars experiences just before the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

First announced over the summer during the D23 Expo, park-goers will be able to check out a variety of attractions, like Star Wars Launch Bay, a new take on Star Tours and Jedi Training.

Star Wars Launch Bay is specifically tailored to be a companion experience to the upcoming Force Awakens, offering up behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at the film as well as the chance to "encounter Chewbacca and Darth Vader."

Star Tours will receive a Force Awakens rebranding in advance of the film. A very brief sneak peek at the revamp, which takes you for a ride on the Starspeeder 1000, is included in the announcement. You can watch it below.

While these and the two Jedi-themed attractions — Path of the Jedi and Jedi Training — will be open starting in December, construction continues on the larger Star Wars-centric theme park expansions. At D23, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger announced that Disney World and Disneyland would both receive additions based upon the property. These remain without in the works.

A 14-acre "Star Wars-themed land" will also open at Disney Hollywood Studios. That, too, remains in the works.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the first live-action film in the franchise in 10 years — opens Dec. 18, and just aired its first TV spot.

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