New details about the upcoming Star Wars theme park have been released at the recent Star Wars: Galactic Nights event at Walt Disney World.

The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge parks have been in the works for years, with no expense spared by Disney. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the parks that have the daunting task of bringing the famous galaxy far, far away to life. However, Disney has just confirmed fan speculation, saying that they will open the Star Wars theme park at California’s Disneyland Resort in summer 2019 and at Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort in late fall.

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An artist’s rendering of the entrance to the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Image courtesy ©Disney/Lucasfilm)

A treat for fans of the long-running film franchise, the park promises to transport visitors to new lands. The immersive experience will take place on the previously unexplored remote planet of Batuu. It is said to be an outpost at the edge of the Star Wars galaxy.

Experiences will include flying the Millennium Falcon into battle with the villainous First Order, life-sized AT-AT walkers, as well as meeting various alien characters.

The Star Wars: Galactic Nights event also revealed the name of the village that guests will visit on Batuu. Black Spire Outpost has been called “an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers travelling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space.”

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An artistic rendering of the Black Spire Outpost (Image courtesy ©Disney/Lucasfilm)

Story editor Margaret Kerrison  has also said that “this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colourful — and notorious — characters.” Released concept art also shows the petrified remains of its once-towering ancient trees, the “black spires” that give it its name.

If you aren’t a fan of theme parks, you can still immerse yourself in Star Wars with these fictional locations you can actually visit.



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