Here’s something to add to your bucket list of places to visit because Disney is set to open the “Star Wars” themed parks this coming third quarter of the year.
Do we hear “Star Wars” fans screaming? Yep, this is not a drill! This is finally happening!
In the announcement Disney had made, they revealed that the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will first open in Anaheim, California in summer this year (US time) and then in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida by late fall.
With a total land size of 14 acres (609,840 sq. ft.) each, this will be Disney’s biggest “single-themed land expansion” according to their CEO, Bob Iger.
Based on the teaser video they dropped, it can be seen that the Galaxy’s Edge is set on Planet Batuu where you can interact with its residents. There’s also the replica of Han’s Solo famed ship — the ‘Millennium Falcon.’
You can also release some of your adrenaline at the Rise of the Resistance attraction, join the ‘Resistance’ and fight against the ‘First Order.’ Scott Trowbridge, creative executive of Walt Disney imagineering, described it as the “most epic attraction” they ever built.
“Stand up against the ‘First Order’ and even come face to face with Kylo Ren. You make it through that, you get back to the planet, you’re gonna be the hero of the ‘Resistance,’ and celebrated throughout the land,” he said.
“It is exciting to think that it is only the beginning and to think about how this land will be living, and breathing, and evolving. There’s nothing actually more meaningful and more special than to provide the place for people to experience Star Wars with their family for decades to come,” ended Carrie Beck, vice president, Lucasfilm Story Group.
In 2012, Disney purchased the Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion and has been creating projects for “Star Wars” since then.
What do think? Isn’t it awesome?