Guests on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue boarded Starspeeders at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park to discover a thrilling new journey to the farthest reaches of space and found themselves landing unexpectedly on a planet in the outer rim of the Star Wars Galaxy – a planet known to C-3PO, and now to us, as Batuu.
This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, 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 those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order. While Batuu may be new to us, it is clearly already familiar to many characters from the Star Wars saga as a stepping off point for epic adventures.
As the Creative Executive on these projects working alongside so many talented Imagineers and Lucasfilm partners, I look forward to sharing more updates from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as we further explore the stories and adventures you’ll be invited to discover when our new lands open in 2019.
Also what could be better than riding Star Tours? Riding Star Tours with Mark Hamill! Journey to the world of Crait from Star Wars: The Last Jedi now at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.
It looks Disney may have prematurely revealed the name of it’s upcomingbefore the Parks and Resort panel at D23 Expo 2017, it appears the description for the image below on the official https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/ has the Alt Code description as “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Announced as Name for Star Wars Land at Disney Parks.”
The stunning Star Wars Land model was unveiled at D23 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center, it’s a massive 50-foot model for the Star Wars-themed land coming to Disneyland Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Based on a never-before-seen planet — and not quite like any we’ve seen in Star Wars thus far — the model is filled with beautiful miniature dwellings and vehicles, surrounded by forest and rocky terrain.
As the master Sith Lord once said, it is most impressive!!
In these 42 Hi res images, there’s also a BB-8 in there…can you spot him?
At last a Star Wars Land Update after such a long period of quietness, we have a little bit of info on the progress of Star Wars Land’s construction and the announcement for additional content for the Star Tours attraction, alongside a new image showing what the park should look like at night, with the addition of Poe Dameron’s X-Wing from The Force Awakens, also it’s definitely good to hear that Episode VIII is going to be a part of the plan for future expansions to Star Tours. It sounds like Rogue One and the other spin-offs might not be so lucky, though, but that’s a small price to pay if it means that we’ll be getting more Star Wars content represented at Disneyland and Disney World.
Star Wars Land Episode VIII Update
Official Announcement below:
The creative minds at Walt Disney Imagineering are hard at work creating another world, or perhaps we should say a galaxy far, far, away…As Bob told D23, “We’re challenging ourselves to be as ambitious as possible with the development of the Star Wars-themed lands. We know the playbook in terms of how to make a ‘land’ and how to make an attraction. But incumbent with moving forward, is challenging ourselves to make it bigger and better than even sometimes we could have dreamed. I think the key word for me for the Star Wars lands that will distinguish them from everything else, with the unbelievable attractions we’re going to have, is the word ‘immersive.’” Disney fans feel that immersion when entering a land like Cars Land, but Bob feels the new Star Wars-themed lands will take that one step further: “Every element of that land will be in story.”
Destination D guests were the first to see what the Star Wars-themed land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will look like at night in the stunning image seen above. A sharp-eyed Star Wars fan will notice the distinct details that will bring this land to life, including one of the signature attractions that lets you take the controls of the Millennium Falcon.
While we wait for this unbelievable land to arrive in this galaxy, Bob also shared that a new adventure will be added to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, based on elements of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 8.
We’re just getting started here at Destination D! Stay tuned to our live updates here on D23.comand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (Disney.D23) for more amazing adventures.