‘Star Wars’ to Take Over Disney Theme Parks; Harrison Ford Surprises D23 Crowd

Disney is creating a 14-acre space for the sci-fi franchise in Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California parks

Disney has announced it is creating a 14-acre space dedicated to “Star Wars” in both its Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California theme parks that will transport guests to an immersive new planet inhabited by humanoids, aliens and droids.

It will be the largest single-themed park expansion ever for Disney Parks, it was announced by Bob Iger, who promised a wholly unique experience.

Each store and restaurant will stay true to the “Star Wars” anthology and there will be creatures roaming through the parks. There will also be a lifesize Millennium Falcon as well as Mos Eisley Cantina.

Before Iger’s blockbuster revelation, original “Star Wars” hero Harrison Ford surprised fans and took the stage alongside costars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o and director J.J. Abrams.

“Following in the footsteps of George Lucas, the author of the early chapters of my story, I’m delighted to be here now with J.J. and this wonderful cast and with Disney which has supported this effort in a really extraordinary way and will continue to do so I’m sure. It’s great to be here with you because you make this whole thing happen. Thank you so much,” said Ford.

Take a look at concept art of the new “Star Wars” theme park attractions below.