The Force can soon be sipped.
Coca-Cola products shaped like “Star Wars” droid BB-8 are on the way — but only at the upcoming areas based on the space franchise at Disney theme parks.
Spherical “orb” bottles of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Sprite will be exclusively available at “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” opening May 31 at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. and Aug. 29 at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
The bottles boast resealable caps and brand names printed on pre-scuffed and rusted labels in Aurebesh, the written language from the blockbuster film franchise.
“When we first approached Coca-Cola and shared the idea of bringing their products into the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy in a new and unique way, they immediately saw the opportunity to give our guests the refreshing drinks they love in a way that maintained the authenticity of the story — which is very important to us — and that was, frankly, just plain cool,” Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive and studio leader for Walt Disney Imagineering, said in a statement.
Matt Cooper, an associate industrial designer at Coke, explained the scuffed, rusted packaging. “We wanted to create a package that would appear like it was pulled off a ship or left behind and repurposed as a bottle of your favorite Coca-Cola beverage — all with visual cues that keep you in the ‘Star Wars’ storyline,” Cooper said.
“Galaxy’s Edge,” a themed land within Disney parks, is set to offer immersive experiences for fans that include everything from “flying” the Millennium Falcon to building a lightsaber.