Disney has finally revealed more details about their planned Star Wars theme parks, and it's safe to say we're officially excited. The company announced plans last summer to add the sci-fi attractions to both Disneyland in California, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. At the time, the studio was a bit sparse on the details, but now that fans have had a chance to see The Force Awakens, more details are starting to be revealed. Read on for a glimpse of the stunning new concept art and details on the planned attractions.
Each of the parks will represent a brand new Star Wars planet, complete with a marketplace, dining establishments, and cantina. Visitors will reportedly be able to meet droids, aliens, and characters from the movies as they wander through this new world, tasting local delicacies in an “otherworldly street market.”
The new parks will also include at least two new rides. In the first, visitors will be able to take the helm of the Millennium Falcon and fight off agents of the sinister First Order. In another, visitors will find themselves caught in a gun battle between Resistance fighters and First Order Stormtroopers. Other potential rides have not been announced yet.
Construction has already begun on the 14-acre expansions to the parks, but it’s not clear exactly when fans will be able to step into the world of Star Wars. It may be several years before the parks are open for visitors — Disney doesn’t seem to have a set timeline yet — and when they are, we’ll let you know.
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