Disney reveals Star Wars land model in advance of D23 Expo

Disney reveals Star Wars land model in advance of D23 Expo

Since Disneyland's forthcoming Star Wars-inspired land was first announced two years ago, details have slowly trickled out.

Disney's D23 Expo kicked off tonight and io9's Germain Lussier was among the first to lay eyes on a detailed diorama-which attendees could only observe from a distance of three feet away-revealing what the Star Wars Land theme parks will look like when they open in 2019.

Included in video provided from the convention, which starts Friday in Anaheim, Calif., are recognizable features from the Star Wars universe, most prominently the Millennium Falcon spacecraft seen in the earliest movies of the series.

The Star Wars expansions will be at both Disneyland in Anaheim, CA and at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL and are expected to open in 2019. Among the Force-fueled fun will be a pair of premier attractions, one giving guests the opportunity to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a top secret mission, and another that puts them at the center of a blaster fire-whizzing battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

'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'. In addition, Star Wars Land will also include new droids each with their own unique personality. And now, ahead of this weekend's D23 Expo, we know exactly what the land will look like thanks to this mind-boggling scale model.

Business Insider will have more information on the newest park to Disney's collection soon. The model will be on display at the Disney Parks pavilion for D23, which is set for Friday and Saturday.

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