Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek had a special surprise for amusement park lovers. During Disney’s D23 Expo Thursday afternoon in Anaheim, California, Bob unveiled a large-scale model of Star Wars themed lands being planned for the Disneyland Resort in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, according to E! News.
“To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement,” Bob said during the special preview. “All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”
The model features two main attractions of the 14-acre areas. And this is the largest single-themed land expansion for both parks. The mock-up will remain on display all weekend long at the expo.
E! News confirmed that guests will be transported to a “different planet” where all restaurants and stores will be operated by “local inhabitants.”
The first attraction highlights the Millennium Falcon where visitors will have the chance to pilot on a customized secret mission. The other ride will give you the experience to be in the middle of a fight between the First Order and the Resistance, according to ABC7 Los Angeles.
Disney hopes that everything will be finished in just two years.
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