Disney Reveals New Details of Star Wars-Themed Lands

"This project is the most ambitious project I've ever seen in the history of Walt Disney Imagineering", says Chris Beatty, Executive Creative Director Walt Disney Imagineering.

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"Nearly every castmember made it a point, at The Last Jedi's Star Wars Celebration panel, to mention the brilliance of Rian Johnson's Episode VIII script".

On Saturday, the group of creators revealed all new details of the upcoming Star Wars Land park at both Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Once a busy hub for sub-lightspeed travelers, the village has nearly become forgotten as hyperspace travel became more en vogue.

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The Star Wars-themed lands are in the very development stages at the moment, but the end of the video teased a 2019 launch.

We will get to meet new characters like Iden Versio, the leader of the Inferno Squad.

"We wanted to build new Star Wars stories, new Star Wars destinations, but this time you could be in that story that required us to go to a new place", he said.

Unusual characters from across the galaxy have landed here, preferring the "no questions asked" environment as well as easy access to exotic supplies and an abundant supply of ready rogues looking to join a crew for their next adventure. Coincidentally, that makes it the ideal place to hide, especially those trying to escape the growing reach of the First Order.

"When [Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO] Bob Iger first mentioned that Parks and Resorts were working on a Star Wars idea or a concept, he used the word 'ambitious, '" Beatty said.

During a presentation at 2017's Star Wars Celebration, Disney and Star Wars unveiled plans for the new theme park set to debut at Disneyland and Disneyworld.

  • Ernesto Newman