By: Jake Damon
Today at D23, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at the Star Wars expo that there will indeed be expansions to the Disneyland and Disney World resorts in Anaheim, CA and Orlando, FL for Star Wars Land: A brand new look at the Star Wars universe. Here's what he revealed:
“I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” said Iger. “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.”
This is what Erin Glover, social media director for the official Disney Parks blog had to say:
"Ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life in the two parks include creating Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting 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.These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle."
The following photos are concept art used in the Disney Parks blog post:
No word yet as to when the parks will be completed, but we'll have our tickets ready when the gates open.
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