New Star Wars and Toy Story Lands Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando
If you're a fan of the Force or want to go "to infinity and beyond," then hold on tight for the major makeover coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando: Two all-new lands based on Star Wars and Toy Story are in the works!
No opening dates were included in the recent announcement made at Disney's fan convention, D23.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
The new, 14-acre land dedicated to transporting guests to a galaxy far, far away will include two major attractions. One of the attractions will be an "epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance," according to Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger.
The second attraction will give guests the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon and take it on a secret mission.
Guests will be immersed in the fantasy world of this intergalactic saga as they enjoy restaurants and lounges authentically recreated from scenes in the movies and staffed by the local inhabitants in full costume.
While the new land is under construction, the park will get a series of more immediate enhancements to be opened later this year.
Star Wars Launch Bay: This interactive experience will take guests into the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as the first six films in the Star Wars saga.
Star Tours — The Adventures Continue: This updated attraction will include a new adventure featuring locations and characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Season of the Force: A new, seasonal event, beginning early 2016, will bring fresh experiences, including a fireworks spectacular set to the iconic score of the Star Wars movies on weekend nights.
Toy Story Land
Also joining the fun is the chance for guests to live in the world of Buzz and Woody as they enter an all-new, 11-acre land themed to the Toy Story series of hit animated films. Guests will enter Andy's backyard, featuring life-size versions of favorite characters and two new signature attractions.
Slinky Dog Roller Coaster: This family-friendly roller coaster will zip, zoom, plunge and coast as it takes guests on a thrilling, toy-filled adventure on the back of Slinky Dog throughout the new land.
Alien Swirling Saucers: The famous little, green aliens from the movies will take guests around for a spin in their very own flying saucers, while "The Claw" looms overhead.
Toy Story Mania!: This existing attraction located in the park's popular Pixar Place will be expanded with an additional track.
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