This is it Star Wars fans! The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger just announced at the D23 EXPO 2015 that Star Wars-themed lands will be heading to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
No details on opening dates were mentioned yet, but here are the key takeaways:
- It will be Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever, at 14-acres (56, 656m²) each!
- Guests will be transported to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port, and one of the last stops before wild space.
- There will be two signature attractions at each land. The first one includes the ability to take controls of the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission while the second one will be an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Now we just need to know when the opening day is, so we can book our trip to a galaxy far, far away!
New and Enhanced Star Wars Experiences!
Wait, there’s more! There will also be new and enhanced Star Wars experiences at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California beginning this year!
- Star Wars Launch Bay – Opening later this year, this interactive experience will take guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Disneyland park in California into the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as the first six films in the Star Wars saga.
- Season of the Force – This new seasonal event, beginning early 2016, brings new experiences to both coasts. In Tomorrowland at Disneyland park, guests will explore the Star Wars galaxy with special entertainment, themed food locations and Hyperspace Mountain – a reimagining of the classic Space Mountain attraction in which guests will join an X-wing starfighter battle. Disney’s Hollywood Studios will feature a new fireworks spectacular set to the iconic score of the Star Wars movies on weekend nights.
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – Later this year, Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Disneyland park in California will include a new adventure featuring locations and characters from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.