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Disney Parks Imagineers and Lucasfilm Share Details of Their Collaboration on Star Wars-Themed Lands

George Savvas

by , Director, Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

At a panel discussion today at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando entitled Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making, creative minds from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering discussed their unique partnership and shared additional details about the new galactic lands being created at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Everyone in the room got to experience the excitement and commitment this team is bringing to this project.

Here’s an exclusive look at a video shared at today’s event which gives some insight into this incredible collaboration.

The team shared exciting new details about the story behind this mysterious destination somewhere on the Outer Rim — lying on the edge of the Unknown Regions. The remote village was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but the prominence of the outpost has been bypassed with the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer less attention, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe-haven for others intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order.

Star Wars-Themed Lands at Disney Parks

Unusual characters from across the galaxy have landed here, preferring the “no questions asked” environment as well as easy access to exotic supplies and an abundant supply of ready rogues looking to join a crew for their next adventure.

As Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced last month, our Star Wars-themed lands are scheduled to open in 2019. There will be more exciting updates to share as work progresses on each of these lands. Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for the latest.


  • Love it! First visited Disneyland in the ’60s. Spoke with Walt as they were putting the finishing touches on the Treehouse. A real gentleman. Have taken my kids to Orlando and I definitely want to go back to visit the new “Land” they are creating. Thanks, Walt, for inspiring all of this. Love it. As someone else already said, at Disneyland I act my shoe size and not my age.

  • Cannot wait! Hoping that the two Star Wars lands have some differences! Would love to see both. They should have made two distinct lands – Star Wars fans would have gone to both then.

  • Tears were welling up in my eyes as I watched this video! I was lucky enough to see the first movie at a drive in when I was sixteen and now being able to see all is beyond comprehension!!

  • I cannot wait to see this! This is going to bring a whole different atmosphere to Hollywood Studios.

  • I’m so excited for this to open in Disneyland!

  • Hoping that they play lots and lots of John Williams’ music throughout the park.

  • I got to sit in on this panel with my teen son. He is very excited and grateful that we have recently moved to Orlando! Can’t wait for this!

  • I’m a 52 year old adult and I will GLADLY disclose my level of excitement! 😉

  • AMAZING!!!

  • I was six when Star Wars came out and can not WAIT for this!!! I’ve got goosebumps and tears in my eyes just watching the preview video!

  • I never dared to dream, as a young person, that I would ever live long enough to potentially see all three trilogies come to fruition. And now, on top of that, the possibility that I may not only get to see all of the movies, but to actually go to a place where I can feel I am actually there! Pretending I am “in” the place where Luke, Leia, Han and on and on and on were as I watched them and lived viscerally thru them on the big screen is something I could not have dreamed possible. I am glad there are people who can not only dream it, but make it a reality. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • I’m almost 57 years old, but proud and happy to say that – as always – when it comes to Disney World (and especially the Star Wars attractions and experiences) I will ALWAYS act my shoe size, and not my age! 😉 So excited about Star Wars land, I feel kid a kid waiting for Christmas!

  • I’m a 43 year old adult so I will not disclose my level of excitement!

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