Somewhat lost in all the hubbub that this past weekend’s Star Wars Celebration brought about concerning the upcoming “Episode VIII” film were several tidbits about “other” Star Wars properties and experiences in the works.  One of these is the Star Wars Land theme parks, being built by the team at Disney and slated for a 2019 opening.

Now, obviously, Disney knows how to put a theme park together – but some of the biggest news from the convention came when it was revealed that the plan for the theme park is for everything contained within it to be official Star Wars canon – meaning that everything guests will see, hear, and do in the parks will officially be a part of the honest-to-goodness Star Wars universe.  Very exciting!

How will this be achieved, exactly?  It seems that, as of now, the plan is to have the theme park function as a previously-unexplored world that will exist on the “Outer Rim” periphery of the Star Wars universe.  Here’s a description from Disney themselves:

The remote village was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but the prominence of the outpost has been bypassed with the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer less attention, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe-haven for others intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order.

Check out some of the concept video and artwork below, and get your Star Wars tickets ready to be punched to adventure in just a few short years!

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