Star Wars Land Coming to Walt Disney World in Orlando
As we impatiently await more news about Disney's highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, multiple reports have surfaced that a Star Wars Land theme park is in the works at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida.
The attraction will likely be an expansion of the theme park's Disney's Hollywood Studios attraction that will build on the existing Star Tours. Here's what an Disney source had to say about the Star Tours expansion.
""Expect to see new levels added to Star Tours and some more interactive attractions, possibly an additional ride. Most of the expansion will be environments and character meet-and-greet areas."
While nothing has been confirmed by Disney, sources indicate this will likely be a five-year project that will be completed in the year 2018. If that is the case, the opening will fall between the proposed release dates for Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017 and Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019. However, it is believed that the studio may accelerate construction to get it ready for 2017, which happens to be the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
The Disney source also revealed that the studio is planning on building a restaurant based on the Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eiseley, that was featured in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Nothing has been confirmed by Walt Disney World or LucasFilm as of yet, so stay tuned for more updates.