Disney purchased the film rights to Lucasfilm in late 2012, taking ownership of the lucrative franchise from its creator George Lucas. It quickly integrated the franchise into its theme parks, and since 2013, Disney Parks have celebrated the holiday festivities of Star Wars Day.
Disney is also working on Star Wars Land at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida. According to the Los Angeles Times, construction of both locations of the land began in April 2016. The land at each park will each encompass 14 acres, reports the Orlando Sentinel.