In case you haven’t heard, Star Wars is getting its very own, 14-acre swath of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The theme parks are currently under construction, but according to Variety, Harrison Ford himself will tease some of the upcoming attractions during The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, a two-hour TV special airing Sunday, February 21, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Back in August, Disney CEO Bob Iger described the future Star Wars worlds thusly: “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single-themed land expansion ever.” Iger also teased two big attractions, one that would drop park-goers into “a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance” and another that would allow fans to pilot the Millennium Falcon “on a customized secret mission.”
Here’s hoping that Ford gives us a closer look at the latter during this spot, and for those anxiously awaiting the completion of the Star Wars-themed stretches of Disneyland and Disney World, this should be a fun little sneak peak into their development.
Once they’re up and running, you can bet they’ll be a hot commodity and — while the franchise isn’t exactly hurting for sources of revenue — these parks could create yet another cash cow to add to Disney and Lucasfilm’s ever-expanding herd.
For the time being, their opening date is TBA, but we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.
The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 will be hosted by Dancing with the Stars winner Derek Hough, and will include Elton John, Josh Gad, and Hough’s DWTS co-star Witney Carson. Hough and Carson will perform a Disney-themed dance routine, while John will debut a new song called Wonderful Crazy Night and will also perform Circle of Life from The Lion King.
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