Disney unveils first photos and video of Star Wars park

16 July, 2017, 00:23 | Author: Courtney Perry
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It's time to get really, really excited, "Star Wars" fans: Disney has released new photos of what the space-themed lands at both Disney World and Disneyland parks should look like.

For more than 60-years, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have been making dreams come true, by creating new kinds of entertainment that families can enjoy and experience together. Said video proves two things: first, that the Star Wars theme in all its glory can make basically anything seem grand, even a 27-second video; and second, that Disney's aiming for detail here.

As Disney fans gather in Anaheim, California for the D23 Expo, one part of the fan-fest had the internet burning up before the show officially opened. "As [with] any thriving spaceport, you're going to feel, smell, taste, touch what it feels like in a Star Wars environment", Scott Mallwitz, Walt Disney Engineering's executive creative director, told the Register of the park, which will encourage roleplaying. "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".


What's particularly cool about Disney's new teaser for the Star Wars park is that rather than simply whipping up some fancy renders and photoshops, they actually built a scale model of what the park will attempt to replicate. In one, guests will be able to take control of the Millennium Falcon and go on a "customized secret mission".

"Well, according to Mark Hamill, it's probably not the most interesting of ideas, with the actor telling Fandango that: "[Han] had a more colourful life prior to Star Wars than I did. The other is a battle ride between the First Order and the Resistance.

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