Magazine article Screen International

Disney Parks Adding 'Star Wars'-Themed Lands

Magazine article Screen International

Disney Parks Adding 'Star Wars'-Themed Lands

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Several Star Wars franchise revelations have been made at Disney's D23 Expo in California, including the news that two 'Star Wars' theme park lands will be opened; one at Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, and one at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

The company released several concept images for the theme park lands, depicting their large-scale plans for the locations.

There is no date yet on when fans can expect to be able to access the parks, though a Disney representative told Eonline that they intend to break ground on the Disneyland location by the end of 2017.

Speaking at the event, Disney chairman Robert Iger called the plans their "largest single-themed land expansion ever".

"These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure," said Iger.

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