It may still be the two years away, but Star Wars Land is on its way to becoming a reality.
Yesterday at Star Wars Celebration, Disney and Lucasfilm gave a big update on the project.
The expansion to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World is set on a Morocco-style planet on the Outer Rim of the Star Wars universe.
Visitors will be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon, but if they don’t do so well, they’ll be told off by Chewbacca elsewhere in the area. It’s that kind of role-playing interactive experience.
Guests even have the choice of working with the Resistance or joining the First Order in a park full of droids, realistic lightsaber and AT-ATs – the latter of which has already been teased in another video.
The official description for the setting of Star Wars Land is as follows: “The remote village was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but the prominence of the outpost has been bypassed with the rise of hyperspace travel.
“Now home to those who prefer less attention, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space.
“It’s also a convenient safe-haven for others intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order.”
Asa Kalama, Executive Creative Director of Walt Disney Imagineering said: “We’re creating a place that’s an extension of the Star Wars Universe.
“Not a recreation of an experience you might have seen on screen, but something totally brand new.
Chris Beatty, who holds the same title, added: “Together…[we] are crafting a place that’s just going to amaze our guests. A place that they’ve just never seen before.
“There will be things in there that feel very familiar, things in there that they’ve always wanted to see. It’s on a scale that is unprecedented.”
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