Disney gives first glance at the Star Wars Land Construction

Disney has given a glance at construction of the Star Wars-themed lands being built at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
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The tease, which shows two AT-AT walkers, comes from Disneyland. A photo shows the scaffolding in place next to building construction with landscaping in the background.
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Disney also released a whimsical video in which the skeleton shells of the AT-ATs transform with animation into what they may look like upon completion. AT-AT stands for All Terrain Armored Transport, and were first seen in 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back” during the battle on Hoth.
Construction on both the Disneyland Star Wars land and the Walt Disney World version at Disney’s Hollywood Studios broke ground in 2016.
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The Hollywood Studios version is a 14-acre land that will feature two signature rides, one that puts riders on the Millennium Falcon on a secret mission, and another that puts riders in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. It will be open in 2019 Disney announced earlier this year.
There will also be two dining venues including a cantina and an upscale dinner club. There will also be an open-air market in which all the vendors will be in character.
“It’s going to bring even more of the Star Wars story to life with an entirely new planet on the outer rim, a frontier town that’s one of the last stops before wild space,” said Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Bob Chapek in 2016. “It will be full of characters both familiar and not-so-familiar. Everything will be in story from the food to the entertainment to the attractions.”


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News Source:  Orlando Sentinel

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