Disneyland Reveals Concept Art for 'STAR WARS' Expansion

– by Joseph Medina

When Disney bought Lucasfilm a few years back, they weren't just buying movie properties. Oh no. Disney has the resources to bring any film franchise to life in any of their numerous theme parks. STAR WARS has already had a bit of a presence in Disneyland, but once the purchase was complete, poor ol' Tomorrowland seemed doomed. This thought was essentially confirmed when the TOMORROWLAND movie disappointed at the box office and Disney revealed plans for the overhaul (You can check that original report HERE).

Now, thanks to the official Disney Parks website, we have another piece of concept art for the theme park expansion. According to the site, this particular piece of artwork is specific to the 14-acre expansion to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. 

Check out the image below!

Here's what else Disney had to say about the image. The biggest reveal for me is that this new STAR WARS-themed land will be in a whole new area -- not taking the place of Tomorrowland as I originally thought:

"A new image has been unveiled on the fence along Big Thunder Trail in Frontierland – one of the entry points to this never-before-seen planet in the Star Wars galaxy – revealing more about what guests will find in this all-new land.
Nestled between towering spires of rock, this thriving port contains a seemingly familiar architecture of markets, landing zones and buildings. Look closely and you may find hints of some of the thrilling experiences that are coming – like the Millennium Falcon peeking out of one of the cargo bays, marking the location where guests will get the opportunity to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
The 14-acre land will be the largest-ever single-themed land expansion at Disneyland Resort."

Of course, this is just a piece of concept art, but if this world looks remotely like this, I'll be one happy STAR WARS geek. 

What do you think of the new piece of concept art? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, the next film in the STAR WARS franchise, hits theaters on December 16, 2016.

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SOURCE: Comic Book Resources

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