Get ready to head to a galaxy far, far away as it was announced at the D23 Expo today that a Star Wars land is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Disneyland in California.
Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans in a live-action movie panel that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away.
Plans 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.
“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.”
These authentic lands will have two signature attractions. Along with the thrilling battle experience, another attraction puts guests behind the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, as they take on a customized secret mission.
Iger also shared concept images of the Star Wars-themed lands, giving fans a glimpse at what is to come for Disney parks.
There’s no word yet exactly where these new lands will be built in the parks. More details will be revealed later today at the Disney Parks presentation, so stay tuned to our blog and Twitter.