News broke late last year that Disney would be closing 14% of its attractions in order to free up resources and space for its new Star Wars Land, a 14-acre theme park dedicated to one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. Now, details of the attractions have started to emerge, and Twitter has had a bit of a meltdown. So far there’s only concept art, but we already know a few things about what’ll be in the park.
1. It’s spread across two parks
That’s at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida and Disneyland in California.
The concept art for Star Wars Land is truly impressive. We can't wait to see how they pull this off in two parks. #D23Expo
— TooFab (@TooFab) August 15, 2015
2. There’s already a ‘Launch Bay’ where you can get to know Star Wars better
It’s an interactive experience where visitors to Disney’s studios in Florida and park in California can immerse themselves in the new film, as well as the six previous ones.
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3. You’ll get to fly the Millennium Falcon
— CNBC (@CNBC) January 5, 2016
4. There’ll also be a battle ride between the Resistance and the First Order
No one knows where it’s going to be set, although it could be on Starkiller Base, the setting for the climactic final moments of The Force Awakens.
The LA Times article says key part of Star Wars Land "will put visitors into "a climactic battle between the First Order & the Resistance.""
— Ed (@ed_salinas) December 29, 2015
5. By the looks of it, it’ll mainly be set here
All of the concept art so far has been set on this planet, with the same domed buildings and lush climate in every picture. Reports are that there will be new characters and settings in the park – this unfamiliar scene could be one of the new planets.
— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) December 28, 2015
6. There’s also speculation about a boat ride
That’s because Disney’s building one, but no one knows where it’d be set. Dagobah, the marshy system where Yoda hangs out? Or Endor, forest moon of the Ewoks? Or maybe even somewhere new.
I highly doubt Star Wars Land is going to have a boat ride. When have Star Wars characters been on a boat?
— Dan (@TPPundit) January 8, 2016
— #This Just In (@BargainsAtoZ) January 8, 2016
Star Wars Land will have a boat ride. Trying to understand the logic of a water ride in space.
— Jose Luis (@Kryptonlogic) January 8, 2016
7. The internet thinks this four-month-old map is fake, but it could be based on actual information
If it’s correct, it’ll take visitors from deserts and ice worlds to bustling metropolises.
Pretty impressive map of Studios Star Wars Land by Artist Kevin Lynch… Changes are much bigger than I expected! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/ljVh6uxObi
— Trapped On Vacation (@trapped) August 19, 2015
8. It’s already given rise to plenty of speculation and piss-taking
I hope one of the attractions in Star Wars Land is a recreation of Jabba's palace, where you can just hang out and drink, eat ribs, etc.
— Brandon Bird (@Brandon_Bird) January 8, 2016
I think the clear solution is to make sure Star Wars Land has goats.
— [insert turkey pun] (@JoshSchippe) January 6, 2016
🔥🔥HOT RUMOR🔥🔥: Star Wars Land will have a "Possessed Large House" with "Almost 1,000 Force Ghosts."
— Derek Burgan (@derekburgan) January 8, 2016