Way back in 2013, just one year after Disney purchased LucasFilm for over $4 billion, the studio announced it was planning a massive Star Wars Land theme park expansion for both its Orlando and California resorts. While we've seen a few glimpses of this attraction over the past few years, including a sneak peek presented by Harrison Ford during the ABC special The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 earlier this year, there is still much we don't know. Today we have a new rumor claiming that Star Wars Land will allow fans to live out their dreams of actually using "The Force."
Making Star Wars reveals that the Disneyland version of Star Wars Land, which isn't slated to open until 2019, will feature a number of "Force Opportunities" placed throughout the park. The site claims that not every fan will get to experience "using the Force," though. These "Force Opportunities" will feature some sort of an object, such as a ship or a large rock, where fans will go up and attempt to lift them by using the Force. Some experiences will allow many random fans to use the force all day, while others will be limited to just once or twice a day.
The site compared this rumored exhibit to King Arthur's Sword at Disneyland's Fantasy Land. While several kids will try to pull the sword from the stone all day long, only one lucky child will be able to pull it out. Naturally, these plans haven't been confirmed quite yet, but during ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, the narrator of a special video presentation offered some new details about Star Wars Land. Take a look at the narration below.
"Imagine stepping aboard the Millennium Falcon and actually piloting the fastest ship in the galaxy, banking left, right, firing the laser cannons, you're in complete control. Imagine finding yourself in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order in a race against time. You've watched the saga, now enter these authentic locales with your every sense engaged. You're meeting droids and aliens, entering otherworldly street markets, actually tasting the local delicacies, and going upscale at the planet's best dinner club, or for the truly adventurous, heading down to the local cantina."
The park will transport visitors to a never-before-seen planet with two signature attractions, including a customized secret mission on the Millennium Falcon and an epic Star Wars ride that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. Each attraction will feature new Star Wars enhancements and experiences. From a new Star Tours adventure to Star Wars Launch Bay, from a new Jedi Training Academy to "Season of the Force," soon guests will be part of both new and enhanced experiences at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. We'll be sure to keep you posted with more updates on Star Wars Land as soon as we have more details.