The flagship booth at the D23 Expo is pavilion showcasing the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge model. In this post, we’ll share photos and video from this detailed model of Star Wars Land, along with some additional details we now know about Star Wars Land at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
For starters, wow. We knew Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was expansive, immersive, lavish, [insert string of superlatives], but before that was all predicated upon the size of the construction sites and hype based on Imagineering’s “sales pitch” to the public. The only thing that supported all of this was vague concept art.
Now, Star Wars Land is so much more tangible. Of course, there’s still a lot we don’t know–and won’t know until stepping foot in the new lands–but what we can expect is much clearer. Frankly, what we can expect is something incredible…
Before we the hype train leaves the station never to be seen again, let’s share some photos of the Star Wars Land model featured in the ‘A Galaxy of Stories’ D23 Expo booth. (Note that the top photo in this post can be clicked to be viewed larger.)
First, the video to provide some context:
Orienting this to Disneyland, the far left of the model is where the Critter Country entrance will be located. Far right is the Frontierland (old Big Thunder Ranch) entrance.
I have no clue how this orients with Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I’m guessing the left is Muppet Courtyard?
Now, the photos…
Phew, that’s a lot to digest. There’s a ton of detail in this model, and I’m not sure I’ve done it justice. Given that there are two days left in the D23 Expo, I’ll probably return to this model many, many times, so if there’s anything else you’d like to see in better detail, please let me know and I’ll try to take additional photos.
I’m not really sure what to compare Star Wars Land to in terms of existing lands. I guess maybe like Pandora, but double the size (or so) mixed with the rock work of Cars Land (also doubled?). It’s really large, and really impressive.
I’ll also return with some commentary about this model, Star Wars Land, etc. etc., once I have a chance to see it more, and perhaps more is shared about it at the Parks & Resorts panel on Saturday. Stay tuned!
What do you think of the Star Wars Land model? Does its depth and detail exceed your expectations, or were you expecting more? What about the actual environment of this new planet? Do you think this will be a good addition to Disneyland and Walt Disney World? Are you excited for Star Wars Land? We love hearing from readers, so if you have other thoughts or questions (or if there’s anything else you’d like to see in terms of photos), please share in the comments!