Two years after Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the company would be building a designated section inside its theme parks dedicated to Star Wars, we have our first, detailed look at what the project will encompass.
Disney revealed the model today — the day before its official D23 convention is scheduled to kick off — and mentioned that part of the showroom floor will be made available for convention attendees to walk through and explore. The theme parks will be based around a “never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before Wild Space,” according to the company’s official website. A more detailed look at the park can be seen in the gallery at the bottom on this article.
A more detailed explanation of the park also notes that guests will be encouraged to “take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission” and partake in “an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.” The parks will be about 14 acres in size and will be available for guests to visit at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
More information about the parks is expected to be released over the weekend. Disney’s panel dedicated to its theme park development will take place Saturday afternoon in Anaheim. Star Wars Land is currently set to open in both Disney World and Disneyland in 2019, but an exact date has not been given yet. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about that — and Disney’s Avatar-inspired theme park — over the next few days.