The brand new lands are set on Batuu, a brand new planet not yet seen on film. which’s a thriving port filled with rogue traders, droids along with also unique alien species.
“When we were trying to figure out what the land should be, we started out to explore all the different places we could take our guests like Tatooine or maybe even Mustafar,” Doug Chiang, vice president along with also creative director of Star Wars for Lucasfilm, said during the panel.
However, those already established planets were very much a reflection of the characters which lived on them. Luke Skywalker was a poor moisture farmer hoping to escape the bleak desert landscape of Tatooine along with also Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) appears on Mustafar, a lava planet which represents the anger inside of him.
“When we started out designing Black Spire Outpost which wasn’t about 1 person, which wasn’t about Luke or Anakin’s journey, which’s about your journey,” Chris Beatty, executive creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering said. “which’s genuinely about you. You are which rogue adventurer. You are which scoundrel. You are which person on the edge of wild space.”
Disney park guests will be able to explore the planet’s Black Spire Outpost along with also shops as well as pilot the Millennium Falcon on the Smugglers Run ride along with also take part in an epic battle between the First Order along with also the Resistance ride.
How well guests work together while piloting Han Solo’s ship — yes, you get to flick switches along with also everything — will determine if they return to port unscathed or using a few dents from the hull.
“which’s up to you along with also your flight crew to determine the fate of your ship,” said Asa Kalama, executive creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering.
CEO Bob Iger teased investors in March which the Star Wars Rise of the Resistance ride, which will open at a later date, will be “the most technologically advanced along with also immersive attraction” the park has ever seen.
“There will be no movie magic behind which,” Chiang said. “These are all real attraction experiences along with also places which guests will actually get to visit.”
Shops along with also restaurants will offer an array of unique merchandise along with also food along with also beverages not available in any various other location.