ANAHEIM, Calif. - During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.
The exhibition is on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts' "A Galaxy of Stories" pavilion at D23 Expo.
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"To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement," Chapek said. "All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be."
Chapek plans to share exciting new details about the project during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hall D23 Presentation on Saturday.
The model will remain on display at the pavilion throughout the weekend to give visitors an up-close look at what's to come on this never-before seen planet. In addition, the pavilion will display models, artwork and media that provide a first-ever look at some of the locations, starships, creatures, and droids that guests will encounter when they visit the new planet.
At D23 Expo 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the Star Wars project to the delight of thousands of fans in attendance. The jaw-dropping new lands will open with two anchor attractions - one that gives guests the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and one that puts guests right
in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
The Star Wars-themed lands will open in 2019.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."