Disney is building two massive new attractions, in a project that is described as the company’s “largest single-themed land expansion ever.” CNN reports that the company announced plans for the “Stars Wars” attractions at Disneyland in Southern California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
“Visitors will be able to fly in a Millennium Falcon, drink at a Mos Eisley-style cantina, and get stuck into an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance,” the story reports. “Each of the 14-acre immersive lands will be staffed by droids, ‘fantastic roaming beasts’ and other inhabitants of the ‘Star Wars’ worlds, Disney CEO Bob Iger told the crowd at the company’s D23 Expo on August 15.”
No timetable was revealed for the projects, which will include a never-before-seen planet and a remote trading port. However, other “Star Wars” projects are in the works for later this year and early next year, to coincide with the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
“Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and at Disneyland takes visitors into the world of the new movie through special exhibits and behind-the-scenes peeks,” CNN notes. “And in early 2016, guests can also ride Hyperspace Mountain, which is the classic Space Mountain ride reimagined as an X-wing Starfighter in battle.”