Star Wars-themed resort, park expansion revealed


An immersive “Star Wars”-themed resort as well as the name for the park’s expansion based on the epic science fiction movie franchise was revealed Saturday.

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“From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a ‘Star Wars’ story,” Bob Chapek, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman said about the resort at the D23 Expo. “You’ll immediately become a citizen of the galaxy and experience all that entails, including dressing up in the proper attire. Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories and adventures that unfold all around you. It is 100 percent immersive, and the story will touch every single minute of your day, and it will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits.”

The park is also expanding its “Star Wars”-themed worlds, calling it Galaxy’s Edges. The expansion focuses on two new rides, a battle between the Resistance and the First Order and one piloting the Millennium Falcon, which will allow guests to select their own adventures.

Galaxy's Edges will first open at Disneyland, in 2019, followed shortly after by Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. The opening for the resort has not been released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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