The Star Wars expansion at Disney World and Disneyland will put guests in the middle of a battle between the resistance and the First Order, the company announced during a shareholder meeting Wednesday.
Walt Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger described the new area as “jaw dropping,” as he provided some of the first details about the expansion. Visitors will be put "in an epic battle between the first order and the rebel alliance," Iger said.
The Star Wars-themed land is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. It will feature two attractions, including a ride that lets visitors pilot the Millennium Falcon, the spaceship flown by Han Solo in the movies.
Grand Californian Hotel & Spa renovations
In other news, the company announced it is renovating Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort, its first major renovation since its 2001 opening. While the project will focus on guestrooms, the Craftsman Club concierge lounge will be upgraded and new furniture will be brought into the lobby. Outside, redesigned pools and surrounding areas will be furnished with natural stones
The rooms will keep their arts-and-crafts-inspired design but will add new furnishings, beddings, linens and bathroom fixtures.
The Craftsman Club’s new design will include new hardwood flooring, custom-designed rugs, finely crafted artisanal furniture and specially commissioned art.
The first renovated rooms will accept guests this spring. Renovations are scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.