We knew it was only a matter of time before the Walt Disney Company announced a Star Wars theme park and now it’s becoming a reality.
The Star Wars expansions will take place at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts.
The company’s CEO, Bob Iger, revealed the plans at Disney’s D23 Expo. He says each setup will consist of 14-acres each and will be Disney’s largest ever.
The new “Star Wars” themed parks will be incorporated into the Disneyland park in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Star Wars fans will be able to enjoy numerous main attractions and even participate in a massive battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Visitors will even be able to take control of Han Solo’s iconic ship, the Millennium Falcon, on a special secret mission.
The company also announced that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will produce “Star Wars: Episode IX” in 2019.
The movie will follow J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in December and Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” in 2017. “This is not a job or an assignment,” Trevorrow said in a statement, “It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, artists and craftspeople.”
Are you ready to enjoy a new Star Wars theme park at Disney World? I can’t wait.