There is a whole slew of things that geeks and Disnerds, alike, are chomping at the bit to hear more about at the D23 Expo this weekend in Anaheim, California. One of those things is any updates on the highly anticipated Star Wars themed land coming to Disney Parks.
It looks like, already, the weekend is off to a satisfying start with images, concept art, and an actual mini model of what we can expect to see in the brand new Star Wars Land coming to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in 2019.
Yesterday, the richly detailed model was revealed for the first time, giving fans the chance to see just how immersive and intense this new addition to the theme park will be. At 14 acres, it is the largest undertaking that Disney Imagineers have attempted. With the creation of this brand new, all immersive planet, we’re sure to be blown away and the model and brand new concept art does nothing but add to our excitement.
All photos courtesy of Disney
The model will be on display all weekend long at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion at D23 Expo.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman, Bob Chapek says, “To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement… All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”
Chapek will also be hosting the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts panel on Saturday at D23 Expo where we are sure to get an even closer look at that galaxy far, far away that keeps on getting closer.
Check out Disney’s video of the mini model below and be sure to keep your eye on social media as tons of exciting news will be coming out of D23 Expo and the Walt Disney Company all weekend long!
What are you most looking forward to about the new Star Wars Land? Does the model live up to your expectations or are you still a bit trepidatious? What characters do you think we’ll find lurking on this brand new planet? Let us know below!
Amanda Woomer-Limpert is one of the Geekiverse’s newest writers and a former Disney cast member. She’s holding out hope that someday the Geekiverse will send her to D23 Expo… in the meantime, she waits…
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