Former professional footballer Rio Ferdinand, former Queen of the Jungle and TV presenter Scarlett Moffatt, singer and TV personality Stacey Solomon, and pop sensation Kimberley Walsh were amongst the first to experience the return of the ultimate Star Wars celebration at Disneyland Paris this weekend, Season of the Force.
Rio Ferdinand, who brought his children and girlfriend Kate Wright along for the adventure, enjoyed a host of the resorts attractions including Hyperspace Mountain and Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, both of which immerse guests in the many worlds of the Star Wars saga. Kate and Rio, feeling brave, even took on the Dark Side of the Force when they encountered Darth Vader at Star Port in Discoveryland (photos included) before taking in the sights of Main Street USA, Disneyland Park, and enjoying attractions such as Ratatouille: The Adventure and Tower of Terror in Walt Disney Studios Park.
Scarlett Moffatt who visited during Season of the Force for the second year in a row, brought her younger sister Ava and nephew Noah along for family fun in the parks. The group cheered as Star Wars characters including Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Kylo Ren and Darth Vader took to the stage in Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away and interacted with Stormtroopers during their afternoon patrol. The family later posed for photos with Elite Troopers and Darth Vader in Star Port (photos included) before enjoying the spectacular light and sound show Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration, which sees the Walt Disney Studios Park landmark Tower of Terror come alive with Star Wars projections, special effects and even characters on stage.
Singer and TV personality Stacey Solomon, accompanied by her 2 children, Zachary and Leighton and niece Mila posed for photos with Elite Troopers before enjoying First Order March; a parade of Stormtroopers through Walt Disney Studios Park led by the daunting Captain Phasma.
It was also a family affair for popstar Kimberley Walsh, who enjoyed Season of the Force with her husband Justin and their 2 children, Bobby and Cole. The family took in an exhibition of Star Wars ships, and later got together with Scarlett’s family to enjoy Disney Stars on Parade in the Disneyland Park.
And of course no visit to Disneyland Paris would be complete without meeting Mickey Mouse! Rio and Kate, Scarlett, Kimberley and Stacey all took the opportunity to pose for photos with the Disney favourite in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle in the Disneyland Park (photos included).
Speaking about the weekend Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright said “We have had an amazing family weekend away. We had a great time and especially loved the Tower of Terror and Star Tours attractions. We can’t wait to come back again!”
Scarlett Moffatt adds “Me and my family have loved every minute at Disneyland Paris’ Season of the Force. I felt like I was in the middle of a Star Wars movie, and we had made so many family memories. I feel very lucky I got to meet Darth Vader, almost to the point I want to go on the dark side. Everyone needs to come and see (Season of the Force at Disneyland Paris). All of the family, whether you’re 4 years old or whether you’re a gran – you’re going to love it!”.
Stacey Solomon enthused “Season of the Force at Disneyland Paris is just brilliant. The whole Star Wars theming around the park was brilliant; the music, the ships, the characters it was all just so brilliantly done and Hyperspace Mountain is officially my favourite ride in Disneyland Paris…it feels like you are flying through the stars – its brilliant!”
Season of the Force, which made its return on 13 January 2018 and will remain at the resort until 25 March 2018, is three months devoted to Star Wars in the two Disney parks; Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Guests can find themselves face to face with Darth Vader and Stormtroopers, propelled at the speed of light on Hyperspace Mountain and Star Tours: The Adventures Continue and dazzled by a spectacular show projected onto the architecture of the Hollywood Tower Hotel.
Season of the Force entertainment includes:
- First Order March
- Stormtroopers Patrol
- Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
- Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration
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