This detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla.is on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts "A Galaxy of Stories" pavilion at D23 Expo. "To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement", said Chapek.
If you thought theme parks were dying, the news earlier this year that Nintendo is teaming with Universal Parks & Resorts on its own real-world Mario wonderland might have changed your mind.
"Both Star Wars-inspired lands will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before Wild Space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life", Disney explains in today's announcement.
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It features some celebrity appearances and gives fans insight on some of the upcoming news from Disney Parks and Resorts and Walt Disney Imagineering. The Star Wars-themed land is now under consturction at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disneyland theme parks.
One question, however, remains: is Disney going to rely on just those two rides and then hope that additional Star Wars love will keep the interest going?
The following reveal video shows two attractions that will be part of the 14-acre area.
Inside the 50-foot model, Star Wars fans will recognize the Millennium Falcon, which is the launching pad for one of the land's E-Ticket attractions where guests will be at the controls of the series' famed ship. Separately, they'll be thrust into the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.