Disneyland Shows Off New Details Of 'Star Wars' Themed Land

You will soon be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon.
New concept art shows details of the upcoming "Star Wars" themed land at Disneyland.
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New concept art shows details of the upcoming "Star Wars" themed land at Disneyland.

Disneyland has unveiled new concept art showing off more details about the most anticipated park project in the galaxy: the “Star Wars” themed land currently under construction in Anaheim.

The image above was released online on Monday and posted on the fence near the construction zone.

Nestled between towering spires of rock, this thriving port contains a seemingly familiar architecture of markets, landing zones and buildings,” Disney’s Erin Glover wrote on the theme park’s blog. “Look closely and you may find hints of some of the thrilling experiences that are coming.”

Here’s a closeup of the Millennium Falcon attraction, which will feature a ride where guests can pilot the famed Corellian YT-1300 light freighter:

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This area looks like a marketplace, and will likely house plenty of opportunities to separate visitors from their money:

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The area with the least detail might be the most interesting ― the ride informally known as the “Battle Escape” attraction. It will certainly get a snazzy new name at some point:

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MiceChat reported earlier this year that the attraction will have the the biggest show building of any ride at Disney’s two California theme parks and will “dwarf even the largest backstage buildings for Anaheim’s other massive E Tickets like Pirates, Indy or Radiator Springs Racers.”

Disney has not yet announced an opening date for the 14-acre “Star Wars” themed land; a similar themed land is under construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando.

Outside of “Star Wars,” the new artwork also showed something else that will interest Disneyland fans:

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This doesn’t look like any of the watercraft that currently cruise the Rivers of America.

Some commenters on the official Disney blog said it looked quite a bit like one of the keel boats from the old Mike Fink attraction, which closed after one of the vessels overturned in 1997.

It’s not clear if this was just an Easter Egg in the artwork or if Disney was planning to resurrect the beloved attraction for the newly shortened Rivers of America.

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