Published Aug 17, 2015Though it was met with skepticism when it went down in 2012, Disney's acquisition of the Star Wars franchise has proven to be extremely fruitful. Not only are there about a billion films in the works (including this year's The Force Awakens), but George Lucas' world will now be fodder for some new amusement park attractions.
Over the weekend, Disney confirmed that they're bringing Star Wars attractions to their Disneyland and Disney World parks in the United States.
"We're bringing Star Wars to life in a big way, and I mean really big," Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger told the crowd at Disney's D23 expo [via EW]. "We're creating a jaw-dropping new world, that represents our largest single-themed land expansion ever. We knew it needed to be big, we knew it needed to be great, so we're going to transport guests to a whole new planet."
Each park will be expanded with a 14-acre Star Wars world that will include rides, restaurants and plenty of other immersive elements, including humanoids, aliens and droids that interact with guests. Naturally, the famous cantina from A New Hope will also be around. Han Solo's Millenium Falcon will be transformed into a ride.
Stay tuned for more news on the Star Wars park as it becomes available.