Disney releases plans for Star Wars-themed lands

Created to look like you're staying on a spaceship, with designs that have a definite Star Wars feel to them, the hotel (which would set you back around $900-1000 for a two-night stay) is said to offer a full Star Wars experience. Star Wars Land will open in Disneyland in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Watch Disney reveal their latest plans in the player below.

According to a press release from Disney, details were shared about the story behind this mysterious destination somewhere on the Outer Rim - lying on the edge of the Unknown Regions.

Fans of the original Battlefront found it hard to find matches once new maps and modes were released as DLC, which is what influenced the decision to snub the season pass.

The Star Wars lands were further detailed over the weekend during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando during a special panel titled Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making.

This is what Rian Johnson told MTV US at the Star Wars Celebration: "Even if we resume the plot where we left off, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about many things". With that said however, none of films have required Johnson to construct a large-scale action set piece like those found in a Star Wars film. The outpost will also feature a marketplace and interactive options. That's right. If you ride the attraction that pits the First Order vs. the Resistance, the side you pick will have ramifications throughout the park. Disney Imagineer Asa Kalama hinted there may be "consequences" for how well you pilot the ship. He said, "Well if you say so".

The experience will also come with a few intelligent design details, including the use of RFID wristbands, which Disney World already employs to allow characters throughout the park to learn about guests as they walk through the park.

We're not sure we can wait that long, but there's plenty of Star Wars to tide us over until then.

  • Carolyn Briggs