New Photos Show Disney's Giant 'Star Wars' Land Under Construction

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 12:46PM
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Monday, 12 June 2017 - 12:46PM
New Photos Show Disney's Giant 'Star Wars' Land Under Construction
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Image credit: Disney/Lucasfilm
Disneyland is all about feeling nauseous while hurtling around a right bend on a rickety track of metal, all while wearing Goofy ears. It's about wandering through physical recreations of the worlds of some of your favorite movies, high-fiving Donald Duck, and eating slightly below-average cuisine from a restaurant that's decked out like Jack Sparrow could come waltzing through the door at any moment. Disneyland gives you a chance to pretend you're in a movie, and that's why we love it so much.

This being the case, it's even more exciting to learn about the sheer size and scope of Disneyland's upcoming Star Wars Land, a perk of Disney's ownership of Lucasfilm that means the Magic Kingdom can recreate the joys of the Galaxy Far, Far Away in glorious fidelity. New photos have emerged online which show that this new addition to Disney World's Hollywood Studios park is big enough to comfortably park a Star Destroyer on.




We've known about the currently in-development Star Wars Land since 2015, when it was announced that this new expansion to the park would take up around 14 acres. With this new photo, though, it's clearer just how large this area is. As far as what future park attendees will find in this area, we already know about a selection of rides, including one which will involve winding between two life-size Imperial AT-ATs.

This is the true benefit of a Star Wars attraction this large—there's enough space to cram in dingy cantinas, a life-size Millennium Falcon, and then pack the streets to the gills with costumed aliens and stormtroopers. We're hoping there's a speeder-bike ride of some kind and Princess Leia-themed cinnamon buns, because if not, that's just a wasted opportunity.

Either way, the magic will be maintained until a park guest looks down, at which point they'll remember that shorts and crocs aren't quite so common in the real Star Wars universe.

The park is currently set to open in 2019.
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