Force or Forced: We rate the park’s new “Star Wars” tie‑ins on a coolness scale

IMG_0705Hyperspace Mountain ★★★★★

Enjoy the classic high‑speed coaster with some fun “Star Wars” effects thrown in to spice things up.

Star Tours ★★★★☆
The ride gets updated with a scene from the new film, and a cameo by BB-8.

Jedi Training ★★★★☆
Kids between the ages of 4 and 12 get a chance to wield light sabers and fight Darth Vader.

Stormtroopers ★★★☆☆
It’s just plain fun (and a little startling) to see these characters roaming Tomorrowland with blaster rifles.

STAR WARS LAUNCH BAY ñ Opening Nov. 16, 2015, Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland Park will take guests into the worlds of the Star Wars galaxy with special exhibits, opportunities to encounter Star Wars characters, special merchandise and more. (Disney Parks)

Star Wars Launch Bay ★★★☆☆
The replicas of props and costumes in this exhibit are dull, but it’s a must for guests interested in meet‑and‑greets with the likes of Chewbacca and Kylo Ren.

Themed Food ★★☆☆☆
The Galactic Grill and Pizza Port offer hit‑and‑miss dishes with names such as the Cheese-3PO Burger. We recommend the Darth By Chocolate dessert.

Star Wars: Path of the Jedi ★☆☆☆☆
The short film recaps the first six movies with clips from “The Force Awakens.” Fine for die‑hard fans in need of an air‑conditioned sit‑down.

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