After months of rumors, it became official Saturday: Disneyland is expanding with a Star Wars-themed land and attractions.
The expansion will take place at both Disneyland and Disney World. The details, via NBC 4:
The world of “Star Wars” will come to life with attractions that include the ability to operate the Millenium Falcon and allow guests to be in the middle of a space battle, Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at the Disney D23 Fan Expo 2015.
“We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever,” Iger said. “These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”
The new Star Wars-themed lannd will be 14 acres at each park – the largest single-themed land expansions Disney has created.
No details on when the expansion is expected to be completed.
Here are artist renderings of concepts for the the new land from Disney and Lucasfilm: