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12th Jul 2016

INSIDE Disney’s New ‘Star Wars’ Theme Park (Mind. Blown.)

Katie Mythen-Lynch

It’s the world’s most hotly anticipated theme park, and now Disney has revealed some details about what fans can expect from their new Star Wars lands, currently being built in California and Florida.

The two 14-acre slices of fantasy heaven, complete with a huge Millennium Falcon ride are being developed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando and Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim.

While the parks aren’t expected to open for years, a new image has been unveiled on the fence along Big Thunder Trail in Frontierland – one of the entry points to this never-before-seen planet in the Star Wars galaxy – revealing more about what guests will eventually find inside.


Construction began in April of this year, with Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts promising “a Star Wars planet you’ve never seen before — a gateway planet located on the outer rim, full of places and characters familiar and not so familiar.”

Writing on the Disneyland blog, Disney’s Erin Glover said:

“Nestled between towering spires of rock, this thriving port contains a seemingly familiar architecture of markets, landing zones and buildings.

Look closely and you may find hints of some of the thrilling experiences that are coming – like the Millennium Falcon peeking out of one of the cargo bays, marking the location where guests will get the opportunity to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.”

We can’t wait to see this… hopefully before 2020.