D23 officially gets underway today, and the live action films panel isn’t until later this weekend, but media got access to the convention floor last night and gave us some stunning looks at some of what Disney Parks has to offer in terms of the upcoming Star Wars lands in Anaheim and Orlando. Read on for the details.
The new lands aren’t scheduled to open until 2019, but if the model is anything remotely like what they build in real life, we are certainly in for a treat. The scale model of the entire land shows winding pathways, alien bazaars, iconic ships and characters all in a brand new world that still feels distinctly Star Wars. It really looks like in a couple of years fans will be to feel like they’ve walked right into a new planet in the Star Wars universe.
Detail looks on par with Universal’s Harry Potter Land and the recently opened Avatar Land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida. So, if those experiences are anything to go off of, the level of detail and Easter eggs available to us Star Wars fans should be off the charts come 2019.
In addition to the model, Disney Parks also showed off some props and concept art from the upcoming land, including a look at the likely ride vehicle for the First Order Battle Escape attraction. The vehicle seats 8 people and seems to be piloted by a droid as it takes you through the middle of a battle between the Resistance and First Order troops.
Here are two more very cool thorough videos thanks to our friends from Inside the Magic:
Stay Tuned throughout the weekend for all the Star Wars coverage from D23 including the films panel tomorrow and likely more info on Star Wars land from the parks panel as well.
Inside The Magic also spoke with Scott Trowbridge, creative lead for the Star Wars Land, who did a very good tour through the newly revealed model: