A Star Wars-themed land is being built at Walt Disney Co.’s Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts. The video above shows a model of exactly what visitors can expect when they step into the Star Wars-themed land.
The detailed model was unveiled at this year’s 2017 D23 Expo held in Anaheim, CA. Features include a restaurant that resembles the Mos Eisley cantina, X-wings, a replica of the Millennium Falcon and much more, according to MarketWatch.
According to a Disney news release, the 14-acre land is based on a never-before-seen planet. There will be two new rides – one that gives visitors a chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon, and another that puts the rider in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
The Star Wars-themed lands will be located in Disneyland park in Anaheim, CA. and in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL. Construction at both parks began in 2016 and the parks are expected to open in 2019. Each Star Wars Land is expected to cost about $1 billion to construct, according to MarketWatch.
“This is the most ambitious land we’ve built to date,” said chairman of Disney’s parks division Bob Chapek.
“The land’s story will pull you in,” said Disney Imagineering’s executive creative director Scott Mallwitz. “Depending on where you enter the land from one of three entrances, the visitor’s story will vary. One entrance will be full of First Order troops. Another will feature members of the Resistance.”
Mallwitz told The Orange County Register that roleplaying and engagement will be in play.
“As you move through the areas, you might be recruited to join one side or the other,” said Mallwitz. “Are you a spy? Are you part of the Resistance or willing to join the First Order? It’s up to you. And your role inside of that will be defined by how you choose.”
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