Poe Dameron’s X-wing is making an appearance flying high above the the Star Wars themed lands at the Disney parks. The new areas of the parks are going to highlight elements that span the Star Wars timeline; from the original Star Wars trilogy to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII.
A new concept image from Disney shows the Star Wars themed land in the evening, complete with lights in the windows of its otherworldly buildings and that X-wing flying overhead. Disney also revealed that the Star Tours will be updated to include parts of Star Wars Episode VIII, which is scheduled for release next December.
While the Disney parks themselves don’t adhere to a specific point in the Star Wars timeline per se, they are making a clear effort to include new corners of the Star Wars universe alongside familiar staples like the Millennium Falcon.
Star Tours has already been updated recently to bring the newest Star Wars films into the fold: starting with the addition of the planet Jakku. And because there are multiple possible missions and experiences that Star Tours follows, updating the ride to introduce new characters and settings from the films may not be something that ends with the inclusion of [Star Wars Episode VIII].
Star Wars Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 2017. There’s still no official word on the scheduled opening for the Star Wars themed lands in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.