Disney has continued to enjoy the resurgence of the Star Wars franchise, and it looks like megafans can get ready to not only experience it on the big screen but in real life as well.
Disney’s new theme park is called ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ and is being built across 14 acres in Hollywood Studios located in Orlando, Florida. It’s expected to be ready and open by the 29th August – and an almost identical park will be open on the 31st May in Anaheim, California.
Developing this homage to Stars Wars has cost the corporation more than $1 billion, and with just four months to go until the grand opening, brand new aerial shots of the progress have been circulating online.
While they may not be much to look at initially, if you take a closer look, you will realize the vast scale of this development, with intricate details becoming clear.
As you can see in these photos, there are specific areas to get excited about, including the Black Spire Outpost, the Millennium Falcon and the Rise of the Resistance.
The Black Spire Outpost is supposedly a new village in the Star Wars universe.
The team behind this massive development said that they took a lot of their inspiration from architecture in the Middle East, including cities like Jerusalem and Istanbul. Along with the rides and attractions, there’ll be a good number of cafes and restaurants, including Oga’s Cantina and Ronto Roasters.
Don’t expect to pay the minimum to visit here, though. A one-park, one-day ticket is going to cost you $104 – and that’s in the off-peak season. In the on-peak season, you’re looking at $149 – and this includes weekends, too.
The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park is said to be a completely immersive experience, as staff will dress up as adventurers, bounty hunters, and smugglers. It is almost entirely based on the planet Batuu and from what it looks like when it finally does open, you’ll be made to feel like you’re really there.