In the same week that Disney gave us a peek inside the Millennium Falcon, the company has unveiled new pictures of its immersive Star Wars land.
At a Star Wars fan event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 16, Imagineers (yep, that’s their real job title) Scott Trowbridge, Robin Reardon and Chris Beatty, and Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang hosted a panel on building the Star Wars universe, revealing that the Millennium Falcon, a fleet of full-size X-Wing Starfighters and the desert planet of Tatooine are coming along nicely.[related_articles]48832[/related_articles]
A number of new photos of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which will open at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019, accompanied the presentation, and they’ve sent fans into a tizz.
“We talked a lot about authenticity – how we are building a real place in the ‘Star Wars’ universe and how we are working hard to get the details right,” Trowbridge wrote in a post on the Disney parks blog.
Beatty says his work on the remote outpost of Batuu (above), for example, was inspired by the sprawling markets of Istanbul and Marrakech.
“They were a great source of inspiration for the marketplace in our village where we can explore a rich collection of shops and merchant stalls,” Trowbridge wrote.
It’s only 11 days until 2018, which means it’s almost only a year until we get to see Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for real. In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted on updates as we get them.
(All images: Disney Parks Blog)
Kristen Amiet is a previous AWOL editor, bona fide travel addict, sometimes whisky drinker and full-time breakfast food enthusiast.