The new lands are located on Batuu, a new planet not yet seen on the film. It's a thriving harbor filled with rogue merchants, droids and unique alien species.
"When we tried to determine what the country should be, we started to explore all the places where our guests could be taken, like Tatooine or maybe even Mustafar," said Doug Chiang, vice president and creative director. from Star Wars for Lucasfilm. during the panel.
However, these already established planets were really a reflection of the characters who lived there. Luke Skywalker was a poor moisture peasant who hoped to escape the desert landscape of Tatooine and Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) appears on Mustafar, a lava planet that represents anger inside him.
"When we started designing Black Spire Outpost, it was not just one person, nor Luke's or Anakin's trip, but your trip," said Chris Beatty, executive creative director of Walt Disney Imagineering. "It's really about you.You're that rogue adventurer.You're that scoundrel.You're that person at the edge of the wilderness."
Disney Park visitors will be able to explore the planet's Black Spire Outpost and its shops, as well as fly the Millenium Falcon during the smugglers' race and take part in an epic battle between first-order and resistance. .
The quality of the collaboration between the guests who fly Han Solo's ship (yes, you can operate quick switches and everything else) will determine whether they come back to port without problems or with some bumps in the hull.
"It's up to you and your flight crew to determine the fate of your ship," said Asa Kalama, executive creative director of Walt Disney Imagineering.
In March, CEO Bob Iger told investors that the rise of resistance in Star Wars, which will open at a later date, is "the most technologically advanced and immersive attraction" the park has ever seen.
"There is no movie magic behind all that," Chiang said. "These are all real attraction experiences and places that guests can actually visit."
The shops and restaurants will offer a range of unique products, as well as food and beverages not available elsewhere.