New Model for Star Wars Themed Parks Are at D23

At the moment, there's no real world progress that Disney is willing to share.

Ahead of the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, which officially starts Friday, Disney offered a preview of the Star Wars theme parks that are now being constructed at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

The lands are set on a remote planet that hasn't been seen before in Star Wars lore.

Disney unveiled a scale model of the theme park at a preview at the D23 Expo, a fan convention.

This "middle of the action" immersion includes two unique attractions.

The lands in Anaheim and Orlando, which are expected to cost $1 billion each, are slated to open in 2019. These Star Wars lands don't have names yet, but hopefully now that their physical appearance has seemingly been nailed down, we'll get a name soon.

Disney has just released the first images of its Star Wars Land ahead of its huge annual expo, D23, and it looks pretty impressive. "It's up to you and your role inside of that will be defined by how you choose". One will gives guests the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a secret mission. "When you walk through the spaceport, what do you see?" Taking place on an entirely new planet, the dedicated areas-representing the parks' largest single-themed land expansions-will feature multiple story-driven experiences. Not only have there been storm troopers on parade since the company acquired Star Wars from Lucasfilms, but it was announced long ago in this galaxy that plans were being developed.

Finally, here's the official video of the whole model.

Disney's Star Wars-themed attractions come after the 2015 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the 2016 release of Star Wars: Rogue One, directed by J. J. Abrams and Gareth Edwards, respectively.

  • Jon Douglas