While walls are up at both Disneyland Resort, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida, the empire has not begun construction on their greatest weapon…yet. According to Disney CEO, Bob Iger at Thursday’s annual shareholders, the new area has been “tweaked” and will be “great”.
Iger said at the meeting that the groundbreaking on the new lands will happen next month, but an exact date was not given. There was also not given any time frame for a completion the new 14 acre development either. He reiterated that the land will feature two major attractions, one being the huge Millennium Falcon attraction that gives you the chance to fly the legendary spacecraft, and the other putting you right in the middle of a battle with Stormtroopers of the First Order.
Construction walls were placed in early January at Disneyland blocking the entire back of the park from unsightly demolition taking place.
Rumors suggest that the new land will be finished in 2018, meaning that Disney is going to have to get moving very quickly to meet that deadline. Rumors also suggest that a few smaller attractions, such as a boat ride around the new land will be added as well. Disney has been teasing a large Star Wars presence in its parks since 2013 when they teased the “Orange Harvest Project” and obvious reference to Star Wars’s working title “Blue Harvest”. Then late last year at D23 Expo 2015, it was announced to the world.