Friday, December 4, 2015

STAR WARS: Season of the Force - Star Wars Launch Bay

Last month I got to check out the new Star Wars Launch Bay, the somewhat grand reopening of Innoventions. As expected, this is not a permanent attraction--merely a placeholder to showcase Star Wars memorabilia and promote the new movie. Still, I was pretty disappointed by how temporary it feels. For the way this attraction was hyped up, I honestly expected more activities. It's virtually just an expansion of the Marvel floor upstairs; character photo-ops and relics from the movies. The Star Wars costumes and props are certainly cool to look at up close, keeping in mind that they're not the screen-used props from the movies. If you were at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this year, or San Diego Comic-Con, you've probably seen most of the stuff on display here. Although I don't remember seeing Phasma's helmet at either, so that was pretty cool.


My best hope for this place is that it continues to develop as the main center for Star Wars, for the next three years until Star Wars Land opens. I can just see Star Wars Launch Bay in a couple years, decorated with posters and promotional models for the new land. So I have high hopes for Star Wars Launch Bay, even though I was probably in and out of there in five minutes total.

For first-timers and visiting Star Wars fans, definitely check out the Launch Bay. For regulars, you probably won't need to see it more than once. Expect a review of Hyperspace Mountain and Star Tours in the weeks to come.

Flame Trooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens