Disney treated fans of the movie franchise "Star Wars" and of all things related to theme parks with a sneak peek of the eagerly anticipated Star Wars Land. Wannabe Jedis might have to wait for a few more years before the new addition to Disney's wide array of themed lands, and the preview would certainly whet their appetites.
It has been more than a year since Han Solo actor Harrison Ford made an announcement that the theme park is in the works. Now, Disney decided to show fans a preview of the Star Wars Land featuring two attractions inspired by the "Star Wars" movie franchise, according to a 6 ABC report.
One of the attractions show in the video is a pair of AT-AT Walkers that are still under construction. It is not clear whether the AT-AT Walkers are meant for rides, or were just part of the theme park's designs.
In addition, Disney is also planning to let guests control their very own Millennium Falcon, which surely would be a dream come true for "Star Wars" fans. In the movie franchise, the Millennium Falcon is the light freighter used by Han Solo and Chewbacca during the Galactic Civil War.
Travel+Leisure reported that Disney is hoping that the themed lands will transport guests into a planet, a trading port and some of the places that "Star Wars" characters had been to in the movie franchise. IN addition to the Millenium Falcon attraction, guests will also be able to participate in a mock battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Details are scant regarding the attractions. Star Wars Land will be featured at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and will open in 2019.
Jobs & Hire previously reported that Walt Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger received a smaller salary in 2016 compared with 2015 despite the successful release of "Rouge One," the latest movie in the "Star Wars" franchise.