Disney Reveals First Look At "Star Wars Land" Theme Park
Growing up I was a massive fan of the original Star Wars trilogy, and always imagined one day going to the famed Cantina to hang out with all the various races of aliens from across the galaxy.
I was a kid, alright.
Sadly, this will probably never happen, but thanks to Disney, I can experience the next best thing, as they’ve unveiled the first images for their Star Wars Lands that are being built at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Plans were revealed during a special preview of D23 Expo 2017 – a fan convention in Anaheim, California – where Disney chairman Bob Chapek said: “To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement.”
“All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) July 14, 2017
In a blog post, Disney also published a first-look video and images of a scale 50-foot wide 3D model of the theme parks which are set to open in 2019 at a rumoured cost of $1 billion each.
The blog post reads: “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.”
The setting is a on an unnamed planet, which is a far-flung trading post on the edge of the galaxy’s “Wild Space”.
There will be two attractions in the park, with the first allowing fans to take control of the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and the other drawing on the new trilogy of sequels that will bring guests into the midst of a battle between the heroes of the Resistance and their designated enemy, the First Order.
People on Twitter were pretty excited by the news:
They need to sell houses in Star Wars Land. Or in Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I'll take either.
— David Bedwell (@DavidBedwell) July 14, 2017
I want to live in Star Wars Land
— A Boy Named Sue (@HectorLove) July 14, 2017
My husband & I are talking about STAR WARS LAND. The amount of tears that will be shed when people are finally able to go will be copious.
— Sarah Jane (@FookThis) July 14, 2017
As long as they have a Chewbacca walking around that can give you a hug, that’s all I care about.
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