Star Wars-themed lands have been announced for Disney Parks and Resorts Star Wars-themed lands have been announced for Disney Parks and Resorts

Star Wars and more at Disney

New experiences coming to Disney Parks and Resorts have been unveiled by chairman Bob Chapek at an expo in Anaheim over the weekend. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is the newly announced name for Disney’s Star Wars-themed lands. Chapek gave details and a glimpse inside the two anchor attractions, including one that puts guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Visitors will feel like they are inside a hangar bay on a Star Destroyer.

Guests will also have the chance to fly the Millennium Falcon, where each guest is critical to the mission’s success. Chapek revealed many characters that guests will meet, including BB-8, Chewbacca, Rex and Kylo Ren. Representing the largest single-themed land expansion at 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in 2019, with the first land debuting at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, then at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. US Summer 2018 will see the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and there are plans for Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park. The pier will take on a brand new look as more favourite Pixar characters and stories come to life, from The Incredibles, to Inside Out to even more Toy Story. The first-ever Mickey-themed ridethrough attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, will come to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With a new original story and attraction theme song, this new ride-through attraction will take guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts using new technologies that transform the flat cartoon world into a dimensional experience. Chapek also announced that the highest rated attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is coming to Walt Disney World Resort. A Tron-themed attraction will be added in a new area near Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom.