Disney’s upcoming ‘Star Wars’ land is not what you’re expecting

Disney’s upcoming ‘Star Wars’ land is not what you’re expecting

The new Star Wars land to come to Anaheim, California’s Disneyland in 2019 now has a name: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Announced at this year’s biennial Disney fan convention D23 Expo, the theme park’s largest expansion yet encompasses 14 acres. That’s 14 acres of the galactic Star Wars world in physical form. And it doesn’t end there.

Apart from the land getting an accompanying hotel at Orlando, Florida’s Walt Disney World, the theme park is attempting to do something that others could only imagine to do. Instead of simply recreating the franchise’s sci-fi universeas Disney has already done with Cars Land and Pandora: The World of AvatarStar Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will present a land beyond the already seen franchise’s universe.

The land in the words of Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will be based in a never before seen “gateway planet located on the outer rim, full of places and characters familiar and not so familiar.” Here, park-goers will be able to meet characters like Chewbacca and BB-8, taste blue milk at the cantina, pilot the Millennium Falcon, enter the Star Destroyer hangar and barter with droid and alien vendors at the marketplace.

Photo by Disney Parks via Getty Images

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