“Making your dreams come true is who we are and what we do,” said Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek this afternoon in Hall D23 at D23 Expo, as he kicked off Walt Disney Parks and Resort’s presentation for 6,800 Disney fans who had gathered to hear what’s new and what’s next at Disney parks and resorts around the world.
From new ways to experience Pixar at Disney California Adventure and new details about the Star Wars-themed lands under construction at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, to an incredible assortment of new attractions and experiences planned for Walt Disney Resort in time for its 50th anniversary in 2021, there’s so much to look forward to at Disney parks and resorts in the comings months and years. It’s the stuff that Disney dreams are made of!
12Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
New details were revealed about the immersive Star Wars-themed lands that will open in 2019 at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, including their name—Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The lands are set in a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, a name that represents all the unknown adventure happening within.
Guests will find themselves in the middle of the action, whether they’re piloting the Millennium Falcon or aboard a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. “The scale of this attraction is unlike anything that we’ve ever done before,” Chapek said of the new lands, which raise the bar on everything that has come before.
Walt Disney Imagineer Scott Trowbridge told Disney fans, “This is a living place, a place where your choices matter.” Guests might see some “galactic credits” come their way, or they could end up on the list of a local bounty hunter.
There’ll, of course, be a cantina for unique drink concoctions (including blue milk!) with a familiar face playing DJ: the droid Rex—who’ll hopefully have more success as a DJ than he did as a star speeder pilot for Star Tours. “What could go wrong?” asked Trowbridge.
Both lands will open in 2019, but Chapek revealed today that guests of Disneyland park will be the first to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Stay tuned to D23.com for all the details as they’re announced.