LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Disney is getting closer to fulfilling every “Star Wars” fan’s dream: a real-life immersive “Star Wars” experience. At a special event on May 27 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the team behind the project regaled visitors with new details on the upcoming expansion to Disney World set to open in 2019. Actor and mega “Star Wars” fan Warwick Davis was on hand to welcome attendees and introduce a special panel devoted to the largest single land expansion Disney has attempted yet — “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, a 7-year-old Davis journeyed to the cinema and was enthralled by George Lucas’ epic space opera “Star Wars.” Davis then acquired a small band of action figures that he would use to stay immersed in the world he’d come to love on screen. Several years later, fantasy became reality when he was cast as the Ewok Wicket, who first appeared in “Return of the Jedi” (1983). [Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Photos of Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Park Plan] Davis has since played numerous roles in the “Star Wars” universe, but that first experience of walking on set, playing a part and… Read full this story
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