Disney Shares Footage Of Its New 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' Theme Park

Last year we already had our first peek at what Disney's new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park might look like but it's sick to see that work on the park is now well under way.

Yesterday, Disney shared drone flyover footage of the California Disneyland-based theme park, which is set to open in 2019. Check it out below.

Although it's mostly a bunch of scaffolding and cranes right now, it looks absolutely massive. The video helpfully ends with an artist's rendering of what the park will eventually look like - and we can't wait to get in there.

The setting of the new theme park isn't somewhere Star Wars fans will have seen before, as Disney has confirmed that this park will be set on a new planet called Batuu, located in the Outer Rim of the galaxy.

By the time it opens, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will cater for all Star Wars fans, boasting features relating to all 10 films of the series (Episodes I-VIII, as well as the two spin-offs).

Disney has already released details that suggest the park will be a big cross-generational hit, with guests able to take control of the Millennium Falcon and escape First Order Stormtroopers. They'll even be able to try Luke Skywalker's gross blue milk from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

In its Disney Parks blog, the entertainment giant expanded upon the setting of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, saying: "The remote village was once a busy crossroads along the sub-lightspeed trade routes, but the prominence of the outpost has been bypassed with the rise of hyperspace travel.

"Now home to those who prefer less attention, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers travelling between the frontier and unchartered space. It's also a convenient safe-haven for others intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order."

It's important to remember that this isn't the only Star Wars theme park Disney is creating - another version of the park, based at Walt Disney World in Florida and including its own hotel, is set to open sometime after this one.

In total, the two sites will span 14 acres and will cost around $1bn (£724m) to create - a big venture for Disney. Let's face it, though, Star Wars is one of the biggest bankers there is. It's bound to be a huge success and we really want to go.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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