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The 15 New Attractions, Shows and Restaurants Coming to Walt Disney World by 2021 (Spring 2018 Edition)

10. Millennium Falcon ride

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed 

Opening in: 2019

The first confirmed ride for the forthcoming Star Wars Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be a flight simulator ride that allows guests to “take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission”.

Interestingly, guests who experience this attraction won’t just be tagging along for a ride (like they currently do on Star Tours) but will actually be piloting the Millennium Falcon themselves! Guests will be able to turn, bank and even fire weapons in this still-unnamed simulation-style experience.

Image: Disney

In recent weeks, a new screenshot (posted above) from an in-progress animated sequence from the ride portion of this attraction was released by technology partner NVIDIA who confirmed that this attraction will be powered by state of the art processors that will be able to synchronize five projectors at the same time for an  ultra-high resolution effect that will fully immerse riders in the word of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

In addition, it was confirmed that graphics in this attraction will be powered by a modified Unreal Engine, which video game fans may recognize as the name behind blockbuster franchises like Gears of War, Kingdom Hearts, SoulCalibur and Fortnite. Though it may seem strange to use a video game engine in a theme park attraction, the Unreal Engine has been modified in such a way that it can produce crystal clear images, and should help bring the fantastic world of Star Wars to life in a realistic way for guests, as you can see in the image above. 

11. Star Wars Cantina restaurant 

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed 

Opening in: 2019

One development that was rumored for the original Star Wars Land that ended up making the cut for the reimagined version of this brand new land is the iconic Star Wars Cantina. The Cantina will no longer be located on Mos Eisley (Star Wars Land will be its own, unique in-universe planet...and who knows, maybe the Cantina has become a McDonald's-style franchise), but this dining location will have several familiar entertainment options and will feature the (in)famous Blue Milk drink. Perhaps Disney is hoping Blue Milk will become the new Butterbeer? 

12. Star Wars "dinner club" restaurant 

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed 

Opening in: 2019

In addition to the cantina, it has been confirmed recently that Star Wars Land will feature a "dinner club" style restaurant (featured in the art above) that will likely be either a traditional sit-down restaurant or perhaps even an in-park dinner show, similar to Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

13. The First Order battle attraction

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed 

Opening in: 2019

While the Millennium Falcon ride will use new technology to deliver a thrilling experience the likes of which hasn’t been seen before at a Disney park, the new First Order ride will be a more traditional dark ride experience, with concept art appearing to show a motion base ride vehicle moving through a scene with screens (similar to what guests currently experience at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Islands of Adventure). 

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