Mark your calendars, Avatar and Star Wars fans. The House of Mouse has announced when theme parks based on the popular film franchises will open. In an earning calls this week, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed that Pandora: The World of Avatar, based on James Cameron’s movies about a race of blue aliens known as the Na’vi, will open its doors May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Iger also teased the lauch of the as-yet-unnamed Star Wars-themed lands, located both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, somewhere in 2019—just in time for Episode IX.
“In our domestic parks, this year we’ll open a great addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
with a brand new land called Pandora: The World of Avatar,” Iger said in the call. “Our imagineers have brought the breathtaking world of Pandora to life through astonishing feats of artistic genius and groundbreaking engineering. The result is an exquisite environment with
Headway was being made, he added, on the 14-acre Star Wars lands, which Disney Parks has described as the largest-ever, single-themed land expansions in its history.
Disney has dropped a hint or two about what the lands will have in store, including an open-air marketplace, a First Order-themed ride, and the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon. Start saving your credits for those Bantha burgers!