In the months since Disney first announced it was building a new park dedicated to Star Wars, it has only divulged very few details about the experience. But unlike a movie franchise, it is very difficult to keep a theme park secret for long.
New footage obtained by WDW News Today shows exactly what fans will be able to see aboard the Millennium Falcon, one of the most anticipated attractions in the park.
The ride promises to be more than just a bucket of bolts. Those aboard the Millennium Falcon ride will be able to pilot the legendary spacecraft through obstacles and, presumably, make the jump to lightspeed.
“We’ve all seen her on screen, but until you climb through that hatch, walk through her hallways, sit inside the cockpit, power her up and actually FLY her yourself, it’s not quite the same,” Disney creative executive Scott Trowbridge said of the ride last year.
This is not the first spoiler regarding the Millennium Falcon to be revealed. Despite Disney’s best attempts to hide the ride with shipping containers, fans can sneak a bird's-eye view of the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” via Google Maps.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park is expected to open at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019.
The fully interactive parks will include a Star Wars-themed hotel where guests will interact with staff in costume and become “active citizens of the galaxy.” Other anticipated attractions include a battle simulation ride, a street market, and a restaurant. Disney staff are expected to parade around the grounds in detailed costumes straight from the film series.
The 14-acre parks are the largest single expansion that Disney has ever created.