Disney is Building a Massive Star Wars World at Disneyland
Today at Disney’s D23 Expo, CEO Bob Iger made a announcement that the company is creating a huge Star Wars-themed land for its parks. There will be two different parks, one at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and another in Orlando, Florida. Each will be made up of 14 acres — what Iger described as the largest single themed expansion in the company’s history.
The parks will each have two main attractions: one allows visitors to board the Millennium Falcon and fly what is described as a “secret mission.” The other is a battle that puts visitors between the New Order and the Resistance from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars Land is an entire world, complete with costumed castmembers, restaurants and other attractions that will make the experience fully immersive, Iger said.
This is something entirely different, however: a completely immersive experience that lets visitors step into the land of a galaxy far, far away, where everything — including shop merchants — are in-character as part of the universe.