On Tuesday, the Walt Disney Company’s Q1 FY17 Earnings call took place, resulting in several HUGE announcements on what’s coming to the Disney parks in the next few years. The most exciting news came when Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed the opening dates for two incredible new attractions. He first revealed the official opening date for Pandora- The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom- an entire land inspired by the blockbuster movie Avatar. The second big announcement confirmed that the eagerly anticipated Star Wars land will open in 2019!
While that might seem ‘far far away’, we’ve got some details to keep you excited in the meantime. Disney will be introducing a Star Wars themed land at both their Disneyland Park in California and at the Hollywood Studios park at the Walt Disney World Resort. Spanning over an incredible 14-acres, this will be the largest single-themed land expansion that Disney has ever created! Every inch of the land will be themed, immersing you in the captivating story and making you feel as though you’ve stepped straight into one of the famous Star Wars movies.
Get ready for an out of this world adventure, as you experience ground-breaking attractions and come face to face with iconic Star Wars heroes (and a few villains too!). The main attraction lets you take control of the fastest spacecraft in the galaxy- the Millennium Falcon. You’ll be the pilot, and get the chance to steer the enormous vessel through outer space firing laser cannons as you go. Another action-packed attraction will put you right in the middle of an epic battle between an army of Stormtroopers and Resistance fighters!
As well as all the amazing attractions, there will be special meet and greet experiences that let you get closer to the famous characters you’ve seen on screen. Guests can already meet Kylo Ren and Chewbacca at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and we’re excited to find out which characters will be joining them when the expansion is complete. There will also be a table service restaurant serving up delicious themed snacks and a Star Wars street market to explore.
This amazing new land promises to be different to anything you’ve seen before. You really won’t want to miss it! Make sure you keep checking our blog to find out all the latest news updates.
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