No joyous Star Wars Celebration would be complete this year without an update on the awesome Star Wars Lands coming to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks in 2019.
The elaborate expansion at Disneyland alone will cover 14 acres and will be the most incredible single-themed expansion of the Happiest Place on Earth ever. On Sunday, the team from Disney Parks delivered a new presentation video teasing more of the spectacular sights and cosmic attractions guests will be transported to in just two short years. At each vacation destination, visitors will be rocketed to a remote galactic trading port where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.
“This project is the most ambitious project I’ve ever seen in the history of Walt Disney Imagineering,” said Chris Beatty, executive creative director, Walt Disney Imagineering.
Here's a new description of the exotic port from the Disney Parks Blog:
The team shared exciting new details about the story behind this mysterious destination somewhere on the Outer Rim — lying on the edge of the Unknown Regions. 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.
Watch Disney Imagineers, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, and Star Wars Rebels showrunner Dave Filoni discuss the inspirations and goals of authenticity for Star Wars Land and let us know if you're ready to book your ticket to the galaxy far, far away.
(Via Coming Soon)