Disney Parks are now working double time as it announced to the public their grand plans of transforming much of the theme park, similar to worlds depicted from the Star Wars movie series. With such rich and diverse environments to replicate, it is a gargantuan task in focusing on a particular detail and making sure that it stays true to the movies’ rendition.
Fans may now have a better idea of how these changes will turn out as Disney Parks has released new art for its upcoming Star Wars-themed lands, to be launched both in Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. The high resolution concept art shows guests being transported to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.
Inside these vividly authentic lands, visitors will experience stepping aboard the iconic Millennium Falcon, having the opportunity of actually flying (via a simulator) the fastest ship in the galaxy, steering the vessel through (hyper) space, and firing its laser cannons. Guests will also find themselves in the middle of a tense battle between Stormtroopers and Resistance fighters as the First Order arrives on the planet.
The said concept art was revealed during ABC’s ‘Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60’ special last Sunday night hosted by Harrison Ford. The show also revealed plans of staying true to the Star Wars experience by providing fully immersive experience in which shops and dining locations are staffed by ‘local’ alien species and beasts as featured throughout the Star Wars universe and other ‘creatures’ that roams freely throughout the alien land.
Yahoo’s SuperFanTV made an excellent video commentary about this announcement. Check out their video below.