Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed during an earnings call on Tuesday that the planned Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland and Disney World will open in 2019.
First announced in 2015, the Star Wars attractions will span 14 acres in each park, making them the largest single-themed expansions at Disneyland and Disney World (yes, even bigger than the Wizarding World of Harry Potter). Both parks in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida will feature a remote trading port not unlike the Mos Eisley spaceport on the fictional planet of Tatooine featuring a variety of humanoids, aliens, and droids. While individual attractions are still being revealed, one that has been confirmed is a Millennium Falcon ride that guests will be able to take control of.
With an expected openings in 2019, the Star Wars parks will open the same year Star Wars: Episode IX is set to hit theaters.
Iger also revealed that he’s already seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, describing the Rian Johnson-directed movie as “a great next chapter in the Skywalker family saga.”
Gee, thanks Bob. That really gives us a lot to go on.