Though it has been nearly two years since Star Wars Land was first confirmed to be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there hasn’t been a whole lot in the way of official updates on this land since then. However, earlier this week Disney released a few promotional shots of the scale model of Star Wars Land now on display as part of the D23 Expo, which is now underway in Anaheim, California. Check out the video below for a short walkthrough of this impressive scale model of this upcoming new land:
While we're expecting to hear quite a lot more more about Star Wars Land (among other things) in the coming days as the D23 Expo gets underway, here's our first real peek at what this upcoming land will look like.
1. There will be plenty to discover inside this new land
Earlier this year Imagineers working on Star Wars Land spoke briefly about how guests who enter Star Wars Land will instantly become part of the larger Star Wars "story", with each move that they make serving a purpose within the larger narrative of the land with opportunities to make choices within the park that will affect their entire experience and allow them to create their own story as they make their way through the land and visit over and over again.
And now that we are able to get our first look at what this land will look like, its easy to see how such an effect might be possible, as it looks like there are dozens of pathways inside this land, with hidden alleys and corners for guests to explore inside this recreation of a remote village in a far-flung corner of the galaxy. According to Disney's official story for this land, this remote outpost was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes but with the rise of hyperspace travel, this village has morphed into a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe-haven for others intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order.
With such a rich story and plenty of space to develop it in, Star Wars Land looks like it is going to take immersiveness to a whole new level, which will be incredible to see. And speaking of immersiveness...