More details about the new Star Wars lands and an immersive hotel coming to US Disney parks have been revealed, depicting scenes and thrills that will be sure to entice fans of the franchise.
As anticipation builds for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will be released in December, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have revealed a detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands that are being developed at Disneyland park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
The lands will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and will take visitors to a “remote trading port on the edge of wild space”. There will be two main attractions, both of which will centre on a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. One will make visitors feel like they are on a Star Destroyer in a hangar bay, while the other will give guests the chance to fly the Millennium Falcon.
If that’s not enough for some fans of the franchise, Disney also announced plans for a Star Wars-inspired themed resort. The new Disney 360 vacation concept means guests will be fully immersed within a story.
“It’s unlike anything that exists today,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. “From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story. You’ll immediately become a citizen of the galaxy and experience all that entails, including dressing up in the proper attire. Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories, and adventures that unfold all around you. It is 100% immersive, and the story will touch every single minute of your day, and it will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits.” Though many fans will be ready to grab a lightsaber and go, a date has not been set for the opening of the resort.