Check Out a Projected Layout and New Details For Disney's Star Wars Land

Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 3:21PM
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Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 3:21PM
Check Out a Projected Layout and New Details For Disney's Star Wars Land
Star Wars fan or not, it's hard to deny that the 'Galaxy Far Far Away' lends itself perfectly to theme park attractions. Disney's Star Tours ride is, in my humble opinion, the park's premiere attraction, but even that will pale in comparison to what Disney has planned next.

If you didn't know already, Disney is planning a massive 'Star Wars Land' at their Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. Taking over a the entire northwestern portion of the park, Star Wars Land was announced at the D23 expo last year and is going to feature multiple Star Wars themed attractions, retail outlets and interactive experiences. With construction only just beginning, few details on the park have been revealed, leaving fans desperate for information. 



Over the last few days, reports have emerged that could potentially shed new light on what to expect from Star Wars Land, with Mice Age claiming that attractions would be up and running as soon as 2018. That same report goes even further by claiming to possess an actual attraction map for the new land, detailing the names of rides and their relative place in the park.


As you can see from the image above, much of the proposed Star Wars land would be dedicated to a huge 'Battle Escape' ride, which is in itself bigger than all of Toon Town. This fact is corroborated by a report from Making Star Wars, but we'll have more on that in a minute. The other main highlight on the map is Star Wars Land's second attraction, which according to both Mice Age and Making Star Wars, will be dedicated to the franchise's most-iconic spacecraft. 

Making Star Wars claim that the Millennium Falcon attraction will allow visitors to ride in the cockpit of the Corellian Light Freighter, no doubt fulfilling the dreams of Star Wars fans both big and small. According to the report from Making Star Wars, the entrance to the Falcon attraction will include a life-size replica of the famous ship as it sits atop a full-sized launchpad. This would likely rival Tomorrowland's rocketship ride that boldly announces visitors' arrival to that particular area of the park, and would also fit in nicely with the concept art released at D23, which can be seen below.



The report also claims that Poe Dameron's X-Wing will greet guests at one of the three entrances to Star Wars land, while characters and aliens from the new trilogy will be walking around the park to greet and interact with people, much like Mickey and the rest of the gang do. If Star Wars Land is indeed not opening until 2018, it seems highly likely that there will be a great deal of content from Episode VIII as well as The Force Awakens. Of course, quite what that content is will doubtless be kept a secret until after the movie's new December 2017 release date.
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