PHOTO: Disney gives more details on Star Wars at its theme parks. (photo via Flickr/Ivan)
During a panel discussion Saturday, representatives from Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm revealed additional details about the new Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
The panel discussion, dubbed Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making, focused on the story behind the mysterious location designers have created to host the themed lands at each park.
Only described as a “destination somewhere on the Outer Rim — lying on the edge of the Unknown Regions,” the remote village was once a bustling stop along trade routes but has since become a haven for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space.
The area will be filled with characters from across the galaxy, with each being in the remote village for their own unique reasons. Every ride and attraction at the Star Wars-themed lands will tell a separate chapter of the same story, giving visitors a fully immersive experience.
Last month, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that the Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland and Disney World are currently scheduled to open in 2019. Disney has also announced that more updates would be made available throughout the construction process.
Last year, rumors surfaced regarding some of the planned attractions and the layout of the Star Wars-themed land at the Disney amusement parks, which compared the new construction to Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley.