At a panel entitled “Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making” this past Saturday, during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, ambassadors from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering revealed details regarding the proposed undertaking now underway at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
“This project is the most ambitious project I’ve ever seen in the history of Walt Disney Imagineering,” explains Chris Beatty, Executive Creative Director Walt Disney Imagineering.
“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.” —Disney Parks Blog
The Star Wars-themed lands are scheduled to open in 2019.