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Here's What Star Wars Land Will REALLY Look Like When it Opens in 2019

2. Don't expect to see much of the outside world from inside Star Wars Land

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One of the big triumphs of Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom is the way that this new land shields guests from the outside world using natural theming and creative archetecture. And based on this new model, it looks like Star Wars Land will be the same. Much like you can't see the Tree of Life icon from inside Pandora, guests who visit Star Wars Land probably won't be able to see the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios or Splash Mountain at Disneyland. As you can see above, there are several layers to this land, that should create natural obstructions to keep the rest of the park out so guests can stay immersed in their own personal Star Wars adventure. 

3. You won't find ride signage anywhere

Image: Disney

Another lesson it seems like Disney has learned from Pandora - The World of Avatar is the art of blending attractions in with their environment. You won't find any overt ride signs in Pandora, and the e queues are practically invisible if you don't know exactly where to look for them. And while this can make Pandora a little tough to navigate at first, the effect here is impressive. Discovering the entrance for the Na'Vi River Journey feels like an adventure by itself, and guests who want to feel truly connected to this world don't have to worry about giant signs with ride names on them ruining the experience. 

In the same way, it looks like Star Wars Land will be going to great lengths to blend its attraction buildings in with the world around them. Though we can clearly see from the image above where the Millenium Falcon attraction is, there are no giant marquees or signs. And if you watch the previous video, you'll catch a glimpse of where the First Order attraction is, which is simply marked by a parked Tie Fighter. Guests simply see these ship, and can fill in the narrative blanks, making it seem like they are not in a theme park, joining a queue, but instead stumbling upon a ship and taking off for a big adventure.

With two years (or less) to go until this new land opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park in 2019, we're expecting to learn plenty of additional details about what's to come for this exciting new land in the next 18 months. Are you excited about Star Wars Land? Let us know in the comments below! 

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It will be interesting how cast members will answer guests' questions of where these attractions will actually be. Period. I'm sure they'll be scripted for these two questions, as they'll probably be the most asked ones in the new land. (o:


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