The short clip shows the massive frames of two AT-ATs, or the fearsome “all-terrain armored transport” walkers from the film series.
The two will be used inside an attraction “that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance,” the company said.
The AT-ATs were introduced in “The Empire Strikes Back,” where they battled the rebels on the snowy terrain of Hoth, and that’s also the design reflected in the animation in the clip that Disney provided.
However, since the new attraction will be themed to the current trilogy, the finished AT-ATs may or may not look like the ones fans are familiar with.
“Star Wars” fan and blogger Stormtrooper Larry last year highlighted the quick glimpses of what may have been newly designed AT-ATs in “The Force Awakens.”
Which ones will be in the ride? Stay tuned.
“These two new immersive 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 and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action,” the company noted on its website.
In addition to the battle ride featuring the AT-ATs, there will also be a Millennium Falcon-themed attraction at each park and of course plenty of opportunities for merchandising.