The new image shows a complete aerial view of the land, which will extend from Critter Country to Fantasyland, along the northern shore of the Rivers of America. If you look closely along that shore in the new image, you can see the Disneyland Railroad trestle that featured in the new Rivers of American concept art that Disney released back in January.
Star Wars Land will be set on an as-yet-unnamed new planet in the Star Wars galaxy. Visitors will entry via portals on either side of the land, from Critter Country to the left and the old Big Thunder Trail from Fantasyland on the right. The land will feature two major attractions: a ride that takes you into a battle with the First Order and a Millennium Falcon ride, for which you can see the entrance in upper middle of the image. You can click on the image for a higher-resolution version.
The rest of the land will feature themed shops, a cantina-style eatery, and interactive experiences including meet and greets and opportunities to "use the Force."
We are still waiting for Disney to reveal and official opening date for Star Wars Land. Construction's gone vertical on the Disneyland version, and the consensus seems to be an opening in 2019 with late 2018 being in play as well. Disney's also building Star Wars Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, though that project appears to be heading toward completion after the Disneyland version.Tweet
The Force Awakens was terrible, and its sequels will likely be even worse.
The original Star Wars films (1977, 1980, 1983) are great movies. Why not base Star Wars Land on these films? Disney destroyed Rivers of America for this?
As far as "destroyed Rivers of America" my grandparents LOVE the slow moving boats. And I can't remember the last time me or my brothers or my buddies hung out on Pirates Lair.
No one wants to be told, you must like what I like!
As for the theme, while the original trilogy is definitely more iconic I have a feeling that the sequel trilogy will connect better with Disney's target audience of today. Additionally, there really is no good way to cover the entire original trilogy within a single immersive land. I think Disney is making the best move they can at the moment, and as long as the land is good I don't really care where it is set within the Star Wars Galaxy.
Can I really get an X-Wing ride to the park?
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