NEWS
Disney reveals scale model of new Star Wars lands at D23
POSTED 14 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney has offered its most in-depth look at its upcoming Star Wars Land yet, unveiling a scale model of the attraction ahead of the D23 fan expo taking place this weekend in Anaheim, California.

Two years on from the last D23, when Bob Iger first revealed plans for two Star Wars attractions at Disney’s Florida and California theme parks, the operator unveiled the model, which has been made available for attendees to get a first look at the hotly-anticipated attraction.



According to Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Walt Disney World’s editorial content manager, both Star Wars-inspired lands will “transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before Wild Space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.”

The lands will have two signature attractions: one allowing guests to take control of the Millennium Falcon, and another that puts guests in the middle of a giant battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

The two 14 acre Star Wars attractions are set to launch in 2019. Attendees will be able to see the model inside the “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion at the centre of the expo. More information about the two lands are expected to be released over the weekend, likely during a theme park development panel taking place on Saturday afternoon (14 July) at D23.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
AM2
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Attractions Management - Disney reveals scale model of new Star Wars lands at D23...
20 Jan 2018 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

14 Jul 2017

Disney reveals scale model of new Star Wars lands at D23
BY Tom Anstey

One signature attraction allows guests to take control of the Millennium Falcon

One signature attraction allows guests to take control of the Millennium Falcon
photo: Disney Parks

Disney has offered its most in-depth look at its upcoming Star Wars Land yet, unveiling a scale model of the attraction ahead of the D23 fan expo taking place this weekend in Anaheim, California.

Two years on from the last D23, when Bob Iger first revealed plans for two Star Wars attractions at Disney’s Florida and California theme parks, the operator unveiled the model, which has been made available for attendees to get a first look at the hotly-anticipated attraction.



According to Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Walt Disney World’s editorial content manager, both Star Wars-inspired lands will “transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before Wild Space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.”

The lands will have two signature attractions: one allowing guests to take control of the Millennium Falcon, and another that puts guests in the middle of a giant battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

The two 14 acre Star Wars attractions are set to launch in 2019. Attendees will be able to see the model inside the “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion at the centre of the expo. More information about the two lands are expected to be released over the weekend, likely during a theme park development panel taking place on Saturday afternoon (14 July) at D23.



Connect with
Attractions Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma
Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma   18 Jan 2018

V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed. New images of the Kengo .... more>>
Norwegian brewery partners with COBE to create Stavanger waterfront attraction
Norwegian brewery partners with COBE to create Stavanger waterfront attraction   17 Jan 2018

Danish architects COBE and Norwegian beer maker Lervig have unveiled plans for a major waterfront visitor centre and brewery in Stavanger, Norway. .... more>>
Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour
Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour   17 Jan 2018

Stunning designs have been revealed for Copenhagen's new Water Culture Centre, which will feature outdoor and indoor pools, waterfalls, harbour baths .... more>>
Bayeux Tapestry coming to Britain for first time in 950 years
Bayeux Tapestry coming to Britain for first time in 950 years   17 Jan 2018

The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be loaned to a British museum for the first time in nearly a millennium. The artwork, which is nine centuries old .... more>>
Company profile


Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA, is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vicenza, Italy, the headquarters are supported by many Zamperla subsidiaries around the globe.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery






in this issue

• English clubs dominate football index
• Fiit to disrupt with £2.4m seed funding
• Mandarin Oriental plans Mayfair hotel



Latest jobs




Casino Manager
Salary: £30,000
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Landers Recruitment
Director of Operations
Salary: £78,000 p.a.
Location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Company: WWT
Head of Product Excellence
Salary: Competitive
Location: Winter Haven, FL, United States
Company: Legoland
Customer Insights and Analytics Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, NY, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

23-25 Jan 2018

BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)

Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom


24-25 Jan 2018

ARCHITECT@WORK - UK

Olympia London, London, United Kingdom



Attractions Management magazine 2017 issue 4
Attractions Management
2017 issue 4

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Promotional feature: Simworx
Introducing the Mini Flying Theatre, a compact ride option with the latest technology More>>
  Analysis: Part 8: The Attractions Business
In the final part of the series, consultant David Camp weighs up the pros and cons of operating an attraction More>>


Attractions Management magazine 2017 issue 3

Attractions Management
2017 issue 3

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Analysis: Part 7 - Is it worth it?
In part of seven of this eightpart series, consultant David Camp has some tips on assessing whether a venture will make any money More>>
  Analysis: TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2016
Effective marketing campaigns, smart reinvestment and facility upgrades drive growth in Asia-Pacific, but it’s not all plain sailing More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd