The Star Wars attractions are scheduled to open at California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Walt Disney World in 2019, Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during an investor call a few days ago.
The 14-acre attractions were first announced in 2015. They are currently under construction at the parks and represent Disney’s largest single-theme land expansion ever. According to the DisneyParks blog, the lands will feature aliens and droids, various markets, landing zones, and buildings, as well as an epic attraction like Han Solo’s life-sized Millennium Falcon spaceship while on a mission that visitors will be able to pilot. The lands will also include a signature Star Wars adventure that puts visitors in the middle of an epic battle between First Order stormtroopers and the Resistance, and they will be given the chance to visit a remote trading port.
The Walt Disney Company has agreed to buy the distribution rights for all future Star Wars films as part of the $4.05 billion purchase of Lucasfilm five years ago and the long-awaited Star Wars lands are expected to become a magnet for legions of fans of the sci-fi films.
The plan for the Star Wars- themed lands was originally announced at the D23 Expo two years ago when concept sketches of the new Star Wars lands were unveiled by Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Then Disney CEO Bob Iger said that the new attractions were planned to make their debut in 2019, the same year as the Star Wars: Episode IX film would hit the theaters.
Although the company is keeping most of the details under wraps, it revealed that the Star Wars-themed lands would include fully immersive restaurant experiences in addition to the rides.
According to MailOnline