Get excited, Star Wars fans, Disney has just bestowed upon its loyal fandom the first sneak peek of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the newest themed land coming to Disneyland and Disney World next year. Disney’s chairman and CEO Bob Iger shared a video of the still-under-construction destination at the company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Thursday.
The 14-acre land depicts the never-before-seen outpost planet of Batuu which was “once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes” according to Disney Parks’ official blog. Areas of the land are informed by the marketplaces of Istanbul and Marrakesh to achieve that outpost vibe.
Along with the atmosphere and shopping, guests will also be able to experience two new attractions. One allows guests to fly the Millennium Falcon on a top secret mission — as if Han Solo would ever allow that — and the other throws them right in the center of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
The crown jewel of Galaxy’s Edge is probably the fully-immersive resort it boasts. At the Orlando Disney World location, the land will include a resort more intense than anything Disney has done before.
“It’s unlike anything that exists today,” Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts said last year, “From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story. You’ll immediately become a citizen of the galaxy and experience all that entails, including dressing up in the proper attire.
“Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories, and adventures that unfold all around you. It is 100 per cent immersive, and the story will touch every single minute of your day, and it will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits.”
We can only imagine what a few nights at a place like that might cost.