Disney Plans Star Wars Lands, Enhanced Experiences For Parks

The Walt Disney Company is to bring the Star Wars universe to life at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. The entertainment giant has announced 2 new themed lands to be built and enhanced attractions at the parks, coinciding with the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

 

Star Wars Lands

Spread over 14 acres of space, each of the Star Wars lands will be designed to transport guests to a never-before-seen planet and a remote trading port, one of the last outposts before deep space where they can immerse and interact with the characters and their stories. Signature attractions will include the ability for visitors to take the controls of the iconic Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, as well as finding themselves in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

 

Both lands add to an already strong presence the Star Wars franchise holds at both Disney theme parks. Currently, visitors can experience the 3D, motion-simulated space-flight “Star Tours” attraction and the “Jedi Training Academy” show. Walt Disney World Resort also hosts Star Wars Weekends and multiweek festivals including parades, shows and character meet-and-greets.

 

Star Wars Launch Bay, Season of the Force

Disney will also be opening a new “Star Wars Launch Bay” attraction later this year. Here, guests can visit iconic intergalactic set-pieces, view props and memorabilia from the most recent Episode, and be immersed in the Skywalker story through a state-of-the-art cinematic experience.

 

Beginning early 2016, “Season of the Force” promises special entertainment, themed food venues and the “Hyperspace Mountain”, a reimagination of the classic “Space Mountain” attraction where visitors join an X-wing starfighter battle. Disney’s Hollywood Studios will also feature a spectacular weekend fireworks display set to the score of the Star Wars movies.

 

For more information, visit disneyparks.disney.go.com and www.starwars.com.

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