You’ll need to sit down for this one.
You’ll need to take a seat for what is probably the most exciting news you’ll get all day.
We’ve got a Harry Potter World, a Fast & Furious mega ride, a Battlestar Galactica roller-coaster and now we’re getting a whole theme park dedicated to one of the greatest sci-fi franchises – Star Wars.
We’re not sh#tting you. It’s actually happening with R2-D2, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Leia & more.
Disney confirmed today that it had inked a deal with Lucasfilm back in October 2012 for a Star Wars theme park inside Disney World.
Disney Chairman, Bob Iger, revealed to the Hollywood Reporter that the two Star Wars lands will be built in Orlando and Anaheim in the US.
Ensuring fans will get the ultimate Star Wars experience, Iger said ‘nothing in the land will be out of character or stray from mythology’.
“Everything we create will be part of our storytelling,” he said.
“These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”
Iger didn’t reveal when the two lands will be ready to explore, however, he did release concept sketches and they look f#cken SICK.
The news of the Stars Wars theme park comes as Disney unveiled a new painted poster for the upcoming flick The Force Awakens.
The poster, drawn by artist Drew Struzan, was unveiled at the D23 convention and features John Boyega as a Jedi.
Are you excited for the Star Wars theme park?