Disney continued their D23 Expo in Anaheim on Saturday and the theme of the day was Star Wars. On top of the announcement that Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow will helm Star Wars: Episode IX, another big piece of news hit that got the internet and fans buzzing: a Star Wars themed land is coming to Disneyland and Disney World.
Disney CEO Bob Iger was on-hand to discuss the details of Disneyland’s 14-acre project:
Iger said the new land will be “occupied by many inhabitants; humanoids, aliens and droids … the attraction, the entertainment, everything we create will be part of our storytelling. Nothing will be out of character or stray from the mythology.”
People will be able to visit a cantina — ala the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from A New Hope — where fans will “run into all the droids and roaming beasts ‘Star Wars is known for” and this runs the character spectrum of all films in the story canon.
The land will also have two signature attractions which will include a ride where fans can take control of the Millenium Falcon “on a customized secret mission,” and an immersive experience where visitors will be dropped into a “climactic battle between the First Order and the resistance.”
When discussing the scope of each coast’s version of the themed-land, Iger stated, “We are creating a jaw dropping new world that represents our largest single theme land expansion ever. We knew it needed to be big. We knew it needed to be great and we knew it needed to be every bit as thrilling as the films will be.”
It looks like no stone will be left unturned, as even the employees at the stores and restaurants in the park area will apparently be in character as the various creatures and droids one would encounter throughout the Star Wars universe.
Dammit Disney, take my money!
(Via Star Wars)