The brand new Star Wars-themed areas that are currently under construction at Walt Disney World and Disneyland will be opening in 2019.
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during today’s Walt Disney Company Q1 FY17 earnings call.
Without being given a more precise opening date, like Iger announced with Pandora: The World of Avatar coming May 27 to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Star Wars fans can still breathe easy that both theme parks will have them ready in just two short years (and hopefully in time for the busy summer season like Pandora will be). Judging by the concept art and descriptions that have been previously released, the agonizing wait will certainly be worth it once it opens.
From Disney’s official media site:
Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. Inside these authentic lands, guests will be able to step aboard The Millennium Falcon and actually pilot the fastest ship in the galaxy, steering the vessel through space, firing the laser cannons, in complete control of the experience. And with the arrival of the First Order to the planet, guests will find themselves in the middle of a tense battle between stormtroopers and Resistance fighters.
These new additions to the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California will be the largest-ever, single-themed land expansions at either theme park.