Disneyland just released a teaser trailer for its new Star Wars themed area, a flyover of the construction site that offers the first detailed look at what’s rising in a galaxy not far away at all.
A camera-equipped drone sweeps among cranes, girders and towering spires, as the 50-second video reveals one of Disneyland’s largest additions ever.
Due to open in 2019, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge takes guests to Batuu, a remote planetary outpost drawing those who prefer not to draw attention to themselves.
Guests will roam among the residents, played by costumed actors, immersing visitors deeper into the story lines. Visitors will be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon — a life-size replica will be parked and ready for immediate Instagram fame — as well as drop into a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
The same park also is being built at Walt Disney World southwest of Orlando.
The video reveals how Imagineers are using every square inch of the space. Galaxy’s Edge borders right on Critter Country, its spires rising not far from the Disneyland Railroad.
Disney officials have yet to announce a specific opening date beyond next year for either location, but speculation is it will be sometime in summer 2019 to take advantage of the peak travel season.
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