CEO Bob Iger confirmed plans for two 14-acre Star Wars-themed lands at both Disneyland (across the street from the D23 Expo, held every two years at the Anaheim Convention Center) and across the country in Orlando, Florida, at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California Iger addressed a crowd of 7,500:
“We’re going to transport guests to a whole new planet,” “Every encounter will bring more of the Star Wars story to life than ever before. Every store and restaurant will be operated by local inhabitants. Nothing in the land will be out of character, or stray from mythology. On a planet like this, you’d expect to find a cantina — and there will be one. But you’ve never seen a cantina like this one before.”
Included will be two main attractions: one where attendees will be able to “take the controls” of the Millennium Falcon on a “customized secret mission and epic Star Wars adventure that puts you right in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.