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Bounty hunters, smugglers and blue milk: Disney unveils latest plans for Star Wars Land

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 14:53:42-04

Browse the marketplace, hang with bounty hunters or pilot the Millennium Falcon -- no matter your Star Wars fantasy, Disney’s “Star Wars”- themed land may just deliver.

Disney released a video Saturday, highlighting the newest details of Star Wars Land and their collaboration with Lucasfilm.

The theme parks will be set in a “remote frontier outpost” that has never been featured in any of the films, The Huffington Post reported. Star Wars Land will open in Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Disney revealed renderings of the outpost Saturday, and said the specific setting would be “somewhere on the Outer Rim — lying on the edge of the Unknown Regions.”

Watch Disney reveal their latest plans in the player below.

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"We care a lot about making sure that the experience people have in the park feels like an immersion in the story of Star Wars and feels like an immersion into the place that we all recognize as Star Wars, even down to every little detail," Hart said.

According to The Huffington Post, Disney Imagineer Scott Trowbridge said it’s the kind of location that draws “the smugglers, the bounty hunters, the rogue adventurers looking to crew up, the people who don’t to be found basically all the interesting people.”

One of the things I’m most excited about is inviting our guests into that Star Wars universe," Trowbridge said. "Being able to see it in person, and to touch it, and to smell it and taste it and just kind of live that amazing Star Wars experience for themselves.”

Star Wars Land would have its own distinct smells, the panelists said, not to mention tastes, including “blue milk” (Bantha milk). The outpost will also feature a marketplace and interactive options.

Disney Imagineer Asa Kalama said there will be opportunities for every guest to be immersed in Star Wars if they choose to do so (even if they want to join forces with the First Order).

“There are going to be a ton of opportunities to help out and support the Resistance, lots of smugglers and bounty hunters who are looking for a little bit of help and might be willing to offer you up a side job, and for those of you who are interested in supporting The First Order, that will absolutely be an opportunity as well,” Kalama said.

Visitors can fly the Millennium Falcon, but crashing it may come with a price. There would be “consequences” for bad pilots, Kalama said.

Wendy Anderson, Disney imagineer, said characters could come looking for you. Disney’s Florida parks use RFID wristbands to provide characters with basic information about guests. This technology could transfer to the Star Wars outpost.

Star Wars Land is scheduled to open in Anaheim and Orlando in 2019.