Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Global | By Maureen Mccoy

Star Wars attractions at Disney theme parks to feature new planet

During last weeks Star Wars Celebration, fans got a preview of some fantastic attractions coming to Disney Parks.

The 14-acre Star Wars attraction will be the largest-ever single-themed land expansion at Disneyland Resort.

Disney gives more details on Star Wars at its theme parks. Even if a Star Wars movie were to be stripped of all its recognizable characters and planets, you'd still recognize the universe that the saga takes place in.

New Star Wars Land details were divulged at the Star Wars Celebration Disney Parks panel. Once a busy hub for sub-lightspeed travelers, the village has nearly become forgotten as hyperspace travel became more en vogue. Now that hyperspace travel has left it behind, it's instead "a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers", as well as "a convenient safe-haven for others intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order".

There will be a presence of the Resistance and the First Order, but also the inhabitants of the world who may not be of either affiliation.

Asa Kalama, Executive Creative Director of Walt Disney Imagineering said: "We're creating a place that's an extension of the Star Wars Universe". Essentially, you'll become a Star Wars character.

One of the more intriguing revelations from the panel was that guests can "build a reputation" at Star Wars Land.

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Designer Doug Chiang told the audience he was approaching designing Star Wars Land just like he would a film.

Given such huge resources and attention, this is clearly one of the biggest projects for those at Disneyland and Walt Disney World moving forward.

At Star Wars Celebration last weekend, Disney Imagineers and Lucasfilm representatives revealed new details about the park expansions, now under construction. That requires going to a new place with lots of new stories to discover.

The goal is to make a completely immersive Star Wars experience for the park patrons.

Some news stories fell through the cracks during Star Wars Celebration last weekend, perhaps because we were busy watching the the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and obsessively analyzing it. "We're using rooftops, we're using ladders", said Anderson.

In the Millenium Falcon ride, you and your flight crew will pilot the ship on an unbelievable adventure.

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