Disney Unveils Star Wars Land Models and Set Elements at D23

July 14, 2017
Apparently not as far, far away as we'd been led to believe.

Disney’s D23 Expo is on right now, and that means – among other things – a bunch of Star Wars-related news, and possibly Phil Lord and Chris Miller being burned in effigy – or in actuality, Wicker Man style.

But before that (entirely fictional) blessed event, we have some good news from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek, who gave the gathered throng a good look at the currently-under-construction Star Wars them park attractions that are being installed at Dsiney’s Anaheim Califonria and Orlando, Florida locations.

Chapek unveiled a model of the planned Star Wars Land parks, and it looks like everything you’d want – an immersive, detailed, deep dive into the Star Wars Universe. Check it out:

Golly, but that’s impressive. Look at the size of the thing! Look at the architecture! Heck, look at the Falcon! Even if you’ve grown as cynical about franchise filmmaking as I have, the opportunity to stroll around an Outer Rim spaceport is not to be sneezed at.

Inside the Magic posted a couple of close up looks at the elements on display. Here’s a look at the booth, which is filled with props and costume elements:

And a more detailed look at the model, which gives you an idea of how they’ve combined so many disparate Star Wars locations and elements into one navigable whole:

The Star Wars Land attractions aren’t due to open until 2019. Plenty of time to save up for flights and tickets.


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