Star Wars Land Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

No longer just a rumor, we're thrilled to share that Bob Iger announced at D23 that Star Wars Land will be coming to both the Disneyland Resort in California, and Walt Disney World in Florida!

Are you ready for Star Wars Land!?

Star Wars Land Concept ArtStar Wars Land Concept Art

D23, the largest Disney expo is in full swing and the news coming out of the halls is incredible. The Live Action Movie Panel just ended with huge releases for Star Wars fans and I for one am floored. Not only was there new information on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rogue One (which we will get to later), the biggest news came from the Walt Disney Corporate Chairman and CEO Bob Iger. In a room filled with roughly 7500 Expo goers, Bob Iger announced the creation of Star Wars Land coming to both the Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA and Walt Disney World in Orlando FL.

Take Controls of the Millennium FalconTake Controls of the Millennium Falcon

First reported by Disneyland News, Bob Iger was quoted as saying:

I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars. We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

Join The Battle Between the First Order and the ResistanceJoin The Battle Between the First Order and the Resistance

At almost 14 acres, Star Wars Land promises to be the single largest themed-park expansion. The overall concept will see guests transported to a never-before-seen planet, a planetary trading post prior to heading off into the wilds of space and the growing Star Wars experience. Each Land will showcase two signature attractions, shops, a cantina, etc. Along with the news, Guests at D23 were treated to new Star Wars Lan concept art.

No time frame was given for the project's completion, and as we've learned with both New Fantasyland and Avatar Land, these things take time to get done right. Regardless this news is super exciting and I can't wait to be there opening day.

Are you as excited as I am?

Thanks so much to regular Guest Blogger Erik H. for staying on point with this exciting story! We look forward to even more coverage as the project develops. Erik is a long time Star Wars fan and frequently reports for us on the Disney Star Wars Universe.

Donna wrote on Sun, 08/16/2015 - 21:32:

Donna's picture

Awesome.. I am so excited . My Grandson will be thrilled to learn Star Wars land will be coming to Disney!!! Wow.. We love Disney land, can't wait!
Thank u for sharing the news.

JoAnn C wrote on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 00:27:

JoAnn C's picture

I am so excited about this

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account associated with the e-mail address you provide, it will be used to display your avatar.

More information about formatting options