Not all that long from now, in a galaxy not too far, far away — if you’re in SoCal — a new force will arise. Yes, the Star Wars-themed land is coming to Disneyland in Anaheim, and today we got a new drawing of how it’ll look. Crews already have cleared the land on the site that once was Big Thunder central, prepping the area for attractions that will include getting behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon via VR and more.
The 14-acre project will be the largest “land” at Disney’s Orange County hub, and this artist’s rendering hints at what’s in store. No timetable is set for its launch, but remember that the Han Solo stand-alone flick attacks megaplexes on May 25, 2018:
The Rivers of America that were traversed by the now-docked Mark Twain Riverboat and the sailing ship Columbia will line one side of the Star Wars site. And if you look closely, you’ll see the ship in which Han Solo claims to have made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Will X-Wing fighters will be patrolling the skies? Well, likely not — though that sure would be one cool way to get from the Matterhorn to the Radiator Springs Racers at California Adventure when you breathlessly realize you have 10 minutes before the Fast Pass expires.