HEAR FROM THE LEGEND WHO HELPED DESIGN THE STAR WARS-THEMED LAND COMING TO DISNEY PARKS, AND SEE A MASSIVE GALLERY OF THE STUNNING MODEL.
Introducing a new Star Wars planet — and you’ll actually be able to go there.
At D23, a massive 50-foot model for the Star Wars-themed land coming to Disneyland Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios was unveiled. Based on a never-before-seen planet — and not quite like any we’ve seen in Star Wars thus far — the model is filled with beautiful miniature dwellings and vehicles, surrounded by forest and rocky terrain. (There’s also a BB-8 in there, so keep your eyes peeled.)
The Star Wars-inspired land, opening in 2019, will feature two main attractions: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an adventure that puts guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
To quote a certain Sith Lord, it is most impressive. You can see it up-close in the gallery below.
StarWars.com spoke with the legendary designer Doug Chiang, in attendance at the unveiling just to see the crowd’s reaction, about bringing a new Star Wars world to real life.
StarWars.com: How does it feel to see it unveiled to the public?
Doug Chiang: Oh, it’s amazing. It’s like a film premiere, because you work so hard. And we’ve been working on this for two and half years, which is pretty much the duration of working on a film. To finally reveal it to the public is a little nerve-wracking, because you never know what the reaction. But it’s so heart-warming to see the smiles on people’s faces when they see something like this.
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