Look Inside Disney's New Star Wars Land
- Author: Kyle Peterson Jul 16, 2017,
Jul 16, 2017, 0:22
A Galaxy far far away, just got a lot closer as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek, unveiled a detailed model of Star Wars land- which is now in development at both Disneyland Resort in Anaheim Calif. and Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando Fla.
The Star Wars-themed lands are scheduled to open in 2019. In the meantime, we have the next mainline Star Wars movie, Episode 8: The Last Jedi, to look forward to later this year and Disney's untitled Han Solo movie coming up in 2018.
The photos were released late Thursday as part of the company's D23 Expo, a special annual event put on for fans of everything Disney.
The model was revealed for the first time at D23 Expo, Disney's three-day, biennial fan convention in Anaheim.
Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, said his team is excited to add some Star Wars flair to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks. Chapek said. "All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see truly epic these immersive new worlds will be".
"Guests will find themselves in the middle of the action at two signature attractions", Disney explains on its blog.
While Disney doesn't give this new planet and trading port a name, the pictures and video it shared show off a location that at least has a passing resemblance to Mos Eisley spaceport. "Still, it promises a variety of Star Wars-y environments, as well as two major attractions: "One that will "[let] guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission" and another centered around a First Order vs. Resistance battle. In addition to Iden, players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.