Kylo Ren Headed to Disney Theme Parks in the U.S., and to "SNL"

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Kylo Ren, the Star Wars character who made his debut in the newly released film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will soon be on hand to greet guests at domestic Disney parks.

Yes, you read that correctly. Kylo Ren is headed to both Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida.

Disney made the announcement on Friday, saying Kylo Ren will appear alongside Star Wars regulars Chewbacca and Boba Fett in the Tomorrowland section of the parks.

Fans will be able to meet and greet the characters and pose for pictures with them--for a fee, of course.

The coming of Kylo Ren means the leaving of another Star Wars character, however. Disney will bid adieu to Darth Vader, although the Sith Lord Vader will continue to be in the show “Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.”

Don't book your trip to a Disney theme park based on seeing Kylo Ren just yet, as a date for his arrival has yet to be announced.

In a (planned?) coincidence, Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, just one day after Disney's announcement.

Will you be tuning in on Saturday night to see if Driver channels Kylo Ren (how could he not?) as part of his SNL appearance?

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.