“Star Wars” app brings virtual Star Destroyers to global landmarks for special Force Friday II event

in Entertainment, Events, Star Wars

Force Friday II is getting started a little early with a surprise augmented reality event for Star Wars fans around the world.

Fans within 1 mile of certain global landmarks can open the Star Wars app, select “Find the Force,” and point their phones at the sky to watch an AR scene unfold. A 10-second animation shows a Star Destroyer looming over the landmark as two TIE Fighters speed past into the distance.

 

To see the special augmented reality scene, head to one of these landmarks, listed with their geographic coordinates:

USA

  • Central Park: 40.781,-73.966
  • Golden Gate Bridge: 37.807,-122.469
  • Grand Canyon: 36.061,-112.109
  • Hollywood Sign: 34.127,-118.326

EUROPE

  • Coca-Cola London Eye: 51.501,-0.124
  • Eiffel Tower: 48.862,2.288
  • Gamla Stan: 59.325,18.071
  • Gran Via: 40.420,-3.706
  • Ha’Penney Bridge: 53.346,-6.263
  • Piazza del Duomo: 43.773,11.255
  • Schloss Charlottenburg: 52.520, 13.295

SOUTH AMERICA

  • Copacabana Beach: -22.973,-43.185
  • Memorial de America Latina: -23.527,-46.663

ASIA

  • Lumpini Park: 13.729,100.542
  • Merlion Park: 1.286,103.854
  • Victoria Harbour: 22.294,114.169
  • Yoyogi Park: 35.672,139.694

AUSTRALIA

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: -33.861,151.221

CANADA

  • CN Tower: 43.638,-79.388
  • Niagara Falls: 43.083,-79.078

See how it all works in the promo video below.

WATCH – “STAR WARS” AUGMENTED REALITY:

The augmented reality event begins Wednesday, August 30 and continues through Sunday, September 3. 

Force Friday II begins on September 1. For more information, visit the Star Wars website.

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