Harrison Ford himself will be discussing plans for the new Star Wars theme park areas coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World during the upcoming “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” show next month.
Han Solo will no doubt talk about the Millennium Falcon that will be featured in the new “Land”, set to begin construction soon at both parks, along with new details in a segment for the TV special that will air February 21 on ABC.
The show will feature performances by artists such as Elton John as well as a look back at Disneyland’s rich history in its first 60 years. But now the highlight for Star Wars fans will be to find out just what Disney Imagineers have up their sleeves for the expansive new additions to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The unnamed Star Wars world will be inhabited by humanoids, aliens, and droids, and “is one of the last ports before wild space,” according to Disney chairman and CEO Robert Iger.
“Every store and restaurant will be operated by local inhabitants, making each experience deeply immersive. Nothing in the land will be out of character or stray from mythology. By the way, we’re currently casting for roles, so if you live on the Outer Rim there maybe a job for you,” he joked.
Among other details previously released, a cantina will be built to serve guests and there will also be a ride based on Solo’s ship the Millennium Falcon.