‘Star Wars’ Lands Announced for Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
And the Star Wars news keeps coming. In addition to officially confirming Colin Trevorrow as the director of Star Wars: Episode 9 and revealing the first photo (and new casting) for Star Wars: Rogue One, Disney chief Bob Iger gave fans another treat: Star Wars lands are coming to Disney theme parks, and they’re going to be friggin’ huge.
The new Star Wars-themed lands will arrive at Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort. The additions mark the largest single-themed expansions to the parks yet, as each will measure at about 14 acres — yes, 14 ACRES of Star Wars fun.
Disney also revealed official concept art for the expansions:
The lands will allow fans to travel “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.” Iger added:
I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars. We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
There are two major, key attractions to the new developments: in one, fans will be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon, while another experience puts attendees in the middle of an epic battle, as mentioned by Iger above.
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