Construction on Star Wars Land at Disneyland and Disney World Will Begin 2016

Soon, you to will be able to sever arms in the Mos Eisley Cantina.

A Star Wars theme park. Star Wars land. What could be more of a nerd paradise than that? For so long, all we had was the canon warping Star Tours ride. It was certainly nice… but we all wanted something more. We wanted a ride that let us  fly in the Millennium Falcon or pilot a speeder bike through the trees of Endor. Really, the possibilities are endless. Now that Disney has the Star Wars license and is producing new films, now is the perfect time to get that theme park money.

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks Ð Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at D23 EXPO 2015 that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and DisneyÕs Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., creating DisneyÕs largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting 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. These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. (Disney Parks)

So… when will they being doing that?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney COO Tom Staggs spoke at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment conference in Beverly Hills. There he said the new Star Wars lands would start construction next year in the California and Florida parks as expansions.

Apparently, they are the largest “single-theme” improvements of the parks in their history.

What rides will there be?

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks – Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at D23 EXPO 2015 that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., creating Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting 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. These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. (Disney Parks

Check our our guide breaking down all the information from the initial announcement, but Staggs did say Mos Eisley Cantina will be a part of Star Wars land and guests will be able to fly the Millennium Falcon. So, you’ll be able to take those two items off your bucket list.

When will the parks be completed?

We’re not sure. Obviously, these are major construction endeavors. So it may take a few years.

Anything else coming to Disneyland we should know about?

AVATAR Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom -- This E-ticket attraction, the centerpiece of Pandora, allows guests to soar on a Banshee over a vast alien world. The spectacular flying experience will give guests a birds-eye view of the beauty and grandeur of the world of Pandora on an aerial rite of passage. (Disney Parks)

There will be an Avatar inspired Pandora land coming in 2017, just in time for the sequel to be hitting theaters. So, for those of you who wished you could live on Pandora without a breathing apparatus… your wish will (sort of) be coming true.

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