Disney Reveal Yet More Details About Star Wars Land
We've known for some time about the plans from Disney for Star Wars Land. The 'theme' park to be built across two sites, in Florida and California.
What we haven't known too much are the bigger plans, the specifics.
However, in a panel at a Star Wars celebration on Saturday, Disney Imagineers (the team behind the creation) plus Lucasfilm representatives, revealed brand new details about a theme park that sounds... well, epic!
The way this is looking it's going to make Harry Potter World look like your local fairground attractions in the council carpark, and Alton Towers look like the swings and roundabouts in the local park.
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By the sounds of it, it will involve an immersive 'role-playing' experience with the realistic setting of a galaxy far, far away.
Set to open in 2019, you'll be able to go on a ride where YOU pilot the Millennium Falcon. There'll also be the chance to work for the Resistance or the First Order. There'll be plenty of droids and lightsabers. Plus, multiple AT-ATs will tower of the village.
The park will be set on a new Outer Rim planet, although Lucasfilm is keeping tight-lipped about what it is called. All they've said on that front is that it's on the official galactic atlas, has a rich and ancient history with a Morocco-like look and feel - but it's also nothing like anywhere we've seen in the movies before.
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Disney Parks blog said: "The remote village was once a busy crossroads along the old 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 traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It's also a convenient safe-haven for others intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order."
And, with a lot of investment going into the new park, don't think anything will be scrimped upon. The chief artist, Doug Chiang, has had his say on that matter...
.@pablohidalgo The rocks are real. It won't feel painted. It's "real worldbuilding", says Doug Chiang. #starwarsland #swco
- Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) April 15, 2017
Disney, who bought the Star Wars franchise from Lucasfilm back in 2012 for a hefty $4bn (£3.25bn), are also working on the eight film in the series. The film was given the title, earlier this year, of: Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
For those who can't wait until 2019 to get their fix, the eighth saga is due to be released in December 2017.
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