There are still eleven months before “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” flies into theaters. That actually inspired The Walt Disney Company to bring Star Wars to life in its two parks. It’s about two Star Wars-themed attractions at its Disneyland (Anaheim, California) and Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida) theme parks. “These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger at the D23 Expo.
Ambitious plans include creating Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space. 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.
Each land will be staffed by droids, “fantastic roaming beasts” and other inhabitants of the “Star Wars” worlds.
Construction will begin at Disneyland in 2017. A start date for Disney World has not been set.