Disney announced Saturday that it is brining the Star Wars franchise into its U.S. theme parks, Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Disney Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger made the announcement at Disney’s D23 Expo in front of more than 7,500 fans.
Though details are sparse, we know the themed lands will be 14 acres each with two signature attractions, allowing Guests to step into a galaxy far, far away. One of the the attractions will be a battling experience, the other will put fans behind the the controls of the Millennium Falcon.
Iger stated, “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.”
Let’s face it, we’ve all wanted to pilot the Millennium Falcon or travel to visit the Eowks in their natural habitat.
This isn’t the first time Star Wars has been a part of Disney Parks, in fact Star Tours is found across Disney theme parks around the world. Walt Disney World annually hosts Star Wars weekends.
As of now no timeline has been issued for the new lands. Stay tuned for more information.