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Any self-respecting Star Wars fan has dreamt of holding a lightstaber in his or her hand, doing battle with Darth Vader, avoiding AT-ATs, and--let's be honest--getting blindingly drunk in Mos Eisley Cantina. Amazingly, some of those fantasies could very much become a reality in the near future, as Disneyland is currently hard at work building the Star Wars theme park right now. Don't believe me? Well the company has uploaded a handy video to prove that the cranes are already in motion, and we've even got our very first peek at the AT-ATs that will populate the park, too. Have at it, below.
I think we all know where our holidays, birthdays, and weekends will be spent for the foreseeable future. There's no news on whether there will be some kind of hyperspace to avoid all of the lines, but just being able to stand amidst the likes of Tattoine, Hoth, Alderaan, and Naboo, or, if you're a tad more devious, being able to hop aboard the Death Star should be enough to reduce hundreds, probably thousands, of grown nerds to tears. I'm welling up just thinking about it.
But what can we expect from the Star Wars-themed lands, which Disney has already confirmed will be the largest-ever, singled-themed land expansions at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts? At each location guests will be jettisoned off to a never-before-seen planet, which will be populated with Star Wars characters of droid, alien, and humanoid variety. Each of their stories will then come to life. Plus there will also be a full-sized Millennium Falcon to gaze at, while one attraction will allow riders to take control of the famed spaceship. Fingers crossed this will also include a chance to try and do the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, too.
Meanwhile, guests will also be thrust into the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance, while parents of a boozy disposition will also be relieved to learn that a version of the cantina will be there, too. We can expect much, much more to be revealed from Disney regarding the parks over the coming months and years, especially now that building has begun. You've always got to be aware of potential problems at such locations, though. So just in case you find yourself at Star Wars land in the future, and you notice that things have gone a little haywire, here's a nifty video for how to deal with the problems.